Steelers News: Williams, Roethlisberger, Super Bowl


The Steelers are trying to pick up the pieces from losing their overtime game against the Baltimore Ravens. While they turn their sights towards the San Diego Chargers we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Monday, Oct. 5th.

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Not just a color

For Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams, the month of October isn’t the only time of the year where he wears the color pink in honor of the fight against breast cancer. Teresa Varley explains Williams’ connection with the disease.

Williams lost not only his mother, Sandra Hill, in 2014 but also his four aunts. He wears pink-painted toenails and pink-dyed dreadlocks all year round to remind himself and others about the battle. His foundation, Williams Warriors, has donated over $500,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and other charities fighting breast cancer.

"“It’s not just October. It’s all year. It’s 365. That is why I did the pink nails, the pink hair. It’s because it’s a 365 fight. It only comes to the forefront one month for various companies and sponsors and things like that. They designated it for October, but the disease doesn’t go away the other 11 months. It’s just not in the forefront. I understand everybody is fighting a battle with something. I always pull for everyone fighting a disease, but my battle is breast cancer.” – DeAngelo Williams"

Early comeback?

Ben Roethlisberger being on the sidelines of Thursday’s 23-20 overtime loss to Baltimore without crutches wasn’t only a sign of how bad he wanted to be on the sidelines for his teammates. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that Roethlisberger is progressing so well in his MCL strain recovery that he could return to the field sooner than expected.

The Steelers and Roethlisberger both hesitated to put an actual timetable attached to Ben’s injury but the longest projections had him out six weeks. La Canfora is saying there’s a good chance Roethlisberger is back for the Kansas City Chiefs game on Oct. 25th.

Kicked out of the Super Bowl?

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler might be reaching a bit here with his take on what the Steelers’ almost comically bad kicking situation could end up costing them. The Steelers are already out a draft pick and a few million wasted dollars having to trade for Josh Scobee after already acquiring Garrett Hartley and having Shaun Suisham on IR.

Fowler suggests the team could be out a chance to contend for Super Bowl 50 because of not being able to rely on a kicker. As it stands now, if the Steelers can survive being without Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey with their heads above water they look to be a pretty strong team in November and December. Not having a reliable kicker could be their biggest weakness going forward.

Next: Steelers change kickers again

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