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 Wednesday, Nov. 11th.
Ed Block Courage Award
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Steelers cornerbackWilliam Gay
was honored on Tuesday for his efforts against domestic violence with the Ed Block Courage Award.
that Gay was honored at the annual Arthur J Rooney Sr. Courage House Luncheon benefitting Holy Family Institute.
Gay has turned his horrendous pain of losing his mother when he was eight years old when she was murdered by his step-father into efforts to provide victims of domestic violence with the resources they need to stop the cycle of abuse.
"“This is for my mom. It’s for other women like her that went through the situation they went through and it was hard for them and their families. I do this for the women. I tell them you are not survivors, you are heroes. I will continue to fight even if my days are over on the field. It means that much to me to end domestic violence in the world. If all of us would come together, speak out if you see something, it would be a tremendous help. I want to encourage everyone. Take ‘No More’ personal. No more excuses. No more it’s not my business. Let’s join in and continue to do that every day.” – William Gay"
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin described DeAngelo Williams’ availability as questionable as the work week begins for the team. He has some inflammation in his foot that will sideline him at least for Wednesday’s practice.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that Williams has been lifting weights and getting treatment for his injured foot. The idea of the Steelers going forward against even the Browns with Jordan Todman and Isaiah Pead seems rather dicey.
Won’t rule himself out
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had his usual Tuesday spot on the Cook and Poni Show on 93.7 The Fan and he was cautiously optimistic about his chances to come back early from what looked like a season-ending foot injury.
"“The bye will come at a good time, but I’m not even going to rule myself out this week. I’m going to take it one day at a time.” – Ben Roethlisberger"
Sounds like good news but I’d certainly not count on Roethlisberger playing this Sunday. That would be way too much of a risk.