Steelers News: Tuitt, Bell, Timmons and Gay


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 Friday, Oct. 9th.

Do it Tuitt

It’s taken maybe a season and a half but defensive end Stephon Tuitt has made himself a force on the line of scrimmage for the Steelers defense. Mike Prisuta reminds us that Tuitt has a streak of three consecutive games with at least one sack going.

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Tuitt is simply paying attention to the details and taking each game as a learning experience to bring into the next game.

"“If I can help my defense by getting to the quarterback I’ll do anything I can possibly do to help my defense win football games and go to the Super Bowl. That’s my goal and that’s what I’m going to continue doing as long as I’m playing football.” – Stephon Tuitt"

Not bitter

Mike Tomlin had a Pete Carroll-moment last week against the Ravens when he called for a pass play to Antonio Brown on a fourth-and-1 in overtime, which Michael Vick overthrew incomplete. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler says that Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is not bitter about not getting the ball in that situation.

"“I’ll never turn it down if they call my number. I can’t say I need the ball every time. I think it was a good play call. We just executed it wrong. If AB catches the ball or if the ball’s put in the right spot and AB catches it, nobody says anything … Obviously if it’s a fourth-and-1 and they try to give me the ball, I’m going to do what I can with it.” – Le’Veon Bell"

Dependable men

Ed Bouchette of the PPG reminds us that with all the injuries and suspensions this season it’s nice to realize there are some players who have been much more reliable. He explains that cornerback William Gay will play in his 133rd consecutive regular season game on Monday night and Lawrence Timmons will play in his 93rd consecutive game.

So if either of those two guys gets injured, now we know who to blame.

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