Steelers News: Landry, Roethlisberger, Brown


The Steelers are flying high off of a home win over the Arizona Cardinals. While they prepare to hit the road and keep building momentum against the Kansas City Chiefs 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. 21st.

Breaking down Landry

Not to keep harping on was Mike Prisuta called “Landry Day” but in order to potentially anticipate what we can expect should Landry Jones end up starting Sunday’s game against the Chiefs as Mike Tomlin said in his Tuesday’s press conference.

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Prisuta explains that Jones’ best play of the day was a 23-yard completion to Antonio Brown on a second-and-1 from the Steelers’ 41 yard line early in the 4th quarter. Jones noticed a one-on-one coverage Brown had with Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and audibled out of the run play to hit Brown on a back-shoulder throw down the sideline.

The fact that Jones was able to identify the coverage and audible in his very first NFL action shows his maturity and readiness. Hopefully he can turn that into confidence if he has to go into the game as the starter as opposed to stepping in for the second half of a game.

Splitting reps

Ben Roethlisberger joined The Cook and Poni Show on 93.7 The Fan for his Tuesday show to talk about going into his first week of practice since his MCL injury. He explained that he’s not quite sure where he’s at, health-wise and how he responds to practice will determine how the rest of the week goes.

He’s willing to step aside and fully support Landry Jones if he feels like he’s not ready to go so that Jones can get all the practice reps he can to prepare to start. But, ultimately, it’s up to the coaches to figure out how it will all work out.

"“That’s kind of the coaches’ job. A lot of it determines too how I feel early in practice. I would assume that Landry and I will kind of split the first reps with the first period and if it feels good in the first period, we’ll probably continue that way. If for some reason it doesn’t feel quite right or if I don’t feel 100 percent about it, then I don’t want to just be out there taking reps away from Landry just because. He’s going to need to get all the reps he can. So, it’s going to be a feeling out process, but I’ll leave that up to the coaches to decide kind of how they’re going to split reps up.” – Ben Roethlisberger"

Brown’s passion

The hot topic of local sports talk radio has been whether or not Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is being selfish for his comments about wanting the football more even in Ben Roethlisberger’s absence. The Trib’s Mark Kaboly has Brown’s comments about his passion for the game.

"“I am just passionate about the game. I don’t think that was frustration. It is passion. Every guy in this locker room should want to feel like they are the reason we win. I am just the guy who wants to be the reason.” – Antonio Brown"

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