The Steelers prepare to take on the AFC-leading Bengals in the hopes of jumping back into the playoff picture.
While the team gets ready for some AFC North road action 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, Dec. 9th.
Ain’t no stopping us now
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined The Cook and Poni show on 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday morning to talk about the offensive performance in the 45-10 victory over the Colts. He discussed how the offense was able to come back from two early fumbles in the game to become virtually unstoppable by the end of the game.
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"“I told the defense, thanks for bailing us out and doing such a great job. Then, talking to the offense, I said, ‘Hey, listen, we haven’t been off the field. They haven’t stopped us yet, we’ve stopped ourselves.’ That’s been our Achilles’ heel all year and that’s what we always say it that we it that we don’t feel anybody can stop us, we just top ourselves.” – Ben Roethlisberger"
Roethlisberger was vocal about his displeasure when Antonio Brown front-flipped into the end-zone a few weeks ago but his latest celebration gives Ben a different point of view.
"“It is what it is, it’s AB being silly and being AB. I don’t think it was dangerous. Not nearly as dangerous as the front flip. It’s a padded thing: obviously, the family jewels were at risk a little bit. I think we’re making more out of it than probably needs to be. You talk about it for a day and you let it go; that’s kind of the way I look at it.” – Ben Roethlisberger"
Deebo: attack mode
Mike Prisuta tells us how James Harrison went after Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck like he goes after the weights in his morning Instagram posts. In twelve snaps in the fourth quarter of the 45-10 win Harrison recorded three sacks that included a forced fumble.
Hopefully Deebo goes that hard against Scott Farkus this Sunday.
Vick at the capital
Tuesday Steelers quarterback Michael Vick was in Harrisburg addressing the state House of Representatives in support of a bill that will allow police to rescue dogs and cats from cars during unsafe temperatures as explained by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Vick has long since fulfilled his legal obligations for pleading guilty in 2007 to conspiracy charges for his role in a dogfighting ring. He does this work now because his life has evolved into an animal activist. I wonder how many of those pathetic people who protested Vick outside of Heinz Field have ever done anything actually productive in the cause of animal rights.