Steelers News: Final thoughts, tweets, sacks


The Steelers are preparing to face the San Diego Chargers for Monday Night Football. While they put the finishing touches on their game plan 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. 12th.

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Whatcha thinking about?

The Steelers’ Teresa Varley got the final thoughts from several players before going back to Cali to take on the Chargers. Steelers cornerback William Gay is just trying to take each game one week at a time and although each week in the NFL can be argued is a must-win, the team really needs to keep pace in the division and the AFC.

"“At the end of the day it’s another game, another week, and it’s another time for us to try to get a win. Every week is a must win. You don’t want to go in and say if we lose it’s cool. Once you get between the white lines, Monday night is for the fans. It’s just a backyard football game for us. Once you get between the lines, all you know is you are playing against somebody and you have to win.” – William Gay"

Steeler-less Sunday Tweets

Steelers Nation had a free day again this Sunday while the team traveled to California to take on the Chargers for Monday Night Football. The day wasn’t without excitement even if the Steelers didn’t play with the Browns coming back to beat the Ravens in Baltimore for the first time since 2007 and the Bengals beating Seattle in overtime as well.

There’s a catch

The Steelers have found their way back to Sack City so far this season as explained by Ed Bouchette of the PPG. However, there is a catch to the Steelers getting back to pressuring the quarterback. Last week against the Ravens the Steelers defense put Joe Flacco on his back five times but they gave up 191 rushing yards.

In order to be successful at getting after the quarterback without making themselves vulnerable to giving up half the field to rushing yards they’re going to have to perfect their rushing techniques but rush less players.

Tonight they’ll go up against a smart, veteran quarterback who is good at reading defenses but has had an injury-plagued offensive line. The defense needs to capitalize off of the weak offensive line and put Philip Rivers on his back without giving up almost 200 yards on the ground.

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