Steelers News: Roethlisberger, Thomas, Monday Night Football


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 Wednesday, Oct. 7th.

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Still week-to-week

Ben Roethlisberger joined The Cook and Poni Show on 93.7 The Fan for his usual Tuesday show for the first time since his injury against the St. Louis Rams.

He discussed his optimism about his potential return but insisted that reports of the target date being the Week 7 game against the Chiefs hasn’t come from him or the Steelers medical staff.

"“I saw Dr. Bradley and he was really pleased with the way things are coming. We’re just going to keep taking it week-by-week and try to get back as soon as I can.” Ben Roethlisberger"

He insisted that neither him nor the team’s doctors have set a return date for him as of yet.

"“That does not come from me or our doctors. I just left Dr. Bradley and he said, ‘Where do these reports come from that you’re coming back at a certain week?’ I’m like, ‘I don’t know doc, I haven’t really heard any of them.’ So I assume that’s exactly what he was talking about. We know that people like to speculate and say things. So, that did not come from me, the Steelers or any of our doctors, more importantly.” – Ben Roethlisberger"

Trade Shamarko?

The Steelers have always been known as a team that values draft picks over trades and free agency acquisitions. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reminds us that the Steelers traded a sixth-round pick for Josh Scobee, who is now released, and a fifth-round pick for Brandon Boykin, who hasn’t seen much of the field so far after four games.

That’s not getting much of a return for those picks traded away. Fowler suggests the Steelers trade safety Shamarko Thomas to recoup some of those draft picks they’ve traded away already since Thomas hasn’t made his way into filling the shoes of Troy Polamalu yet, as expected.

Are you ready for some football?

The Steelers are preparing to face the San Diego Chargers for their 67th appearance on Monday Night Football. The Steelers website has compiled the stats from every Steelers’ Monday Night Football appearance since their debut in 1970.

The Steelers are 42-24 all-time on Monday night going 25-5 at home and 17-19 on the road. The Steelers and Chargers have split their two previous meetings on Monday night, both played in San Diego.

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