Steelers News: Jones, Mitchell, James


The Steelers are coming off of a last minute victory over the Raiders and looking to face the Cleveland Browns at home before their bye week. While they prepare for the Browns we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Tuesday, Nov. 10th.

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from this season so far with the Steelers it’s that backup quarterback

Landry Jones

can step in when the starting quarterback goes down in-game and lead the team to a victory. He did it when

Michael Vick

got injured against the Cardinals and then again Sunday against the Raiders.

What we can’t do, on the other hand unfortunately, is know for sure that Jones can start a game and lead the team to a victory. Mike Prisuta explains how the team rallies around Jones and practices with him just in case.

"“Landry knows what to expect from us. We know what to expect from him too. We’ve been hardened for it, man. Ben going out, nobody batted an eye, nobody panicked. Landry came in and did his job. He was throwin’ it around like he was back in college.” – Ramon Foster"

Hard hitting and unapologetic

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell has become a lightning rod for the defense this season. He’s proving that you can still legally knock the ever-loving crap out of another player in the NFL and he’s quite possibly bringing the Steelers defense back to the era of being intimidating on the field.

The PPG’s Ray Fittipaldo has Mitchell’s quotes from Monday about how he enjoys his job of hitting people.

"“Hard hitting football isn’t dead. They just try to make it harder for us to do it. You can still hit people really hard. I just have to lower my target. I’m aiming a lot lower.” – Mike Mitchell"

Mitchell enjoys the reactions, good and bad, he gets from his hits.

"“Anytime I hear the crowd goes ‘Ooh’ after one of my hits … that’s one of the best feelings you can get. I think it inspires my teammates. It obviously energizes me, and I think it’s a deterrent for the other team. I don’t know how many more inside breaking routes we got after I hit Cooper the second time. I think the offenses take notice.” – Mike Mitchell"

Hometown hero

Steelers rookie tight end Jesse James scored his first career touchdown in the third quarter of Sunday’s 38-35 win over the Raiders and there were no happier people than the people in his hometown of Glassport, PA, according to WTAE.

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Glassport is about 10 miles south of Pittsburgh and residents there cheered for the South Allegheny High School and Penn State grad as he scored his first NFL touchdown for the hometown team on Sunday. James lived the dream that every kid that grew up in Western Pennsylvania has had.