Steelers News: Williams, Burfict, Tomlin


The Steelers are celebrating an important victory over the Bengals before switching gears to face the Broncos at home this Sunday.

While the Steelers celebrate their Victory Monday 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, Dec. 14th.

Digest Player of the Week

More from Steelers News

I am a

DeAngelo Williams

fan. Each game he plays I grow to appreciate him a little bit more. Maybe it was because the last backup to Le’Veon Bell ended so badly or maybe it’s because Williams is a genuinely good guy and phenomenal player.

Williams is also your Steelers Digest Player of the Week according to Bob Labriola after rushing for 76 yards on 23 carries with two rushing touchdowns. After each touchdown he made it a point to find a Steelers fan in the crowd in Cincinnati to give the ball to, even pulling back the netting for the PAT if needed. He’s a good dude.


If the Steelers and Bengals are the new Steelers and Ravens then we already know who the new Terrell Suggs is. Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict already didn’t have any fans in Pittsburgh after he celebrated his hit on Le’Veon Bell in their November meeting, which sent Bell to the IR list for the remainder of the season.

Prior to the kickoff there was a “scuffle” at midfield apparently instigated by Burfict. Among his dirty hits during the Steelers’ 33-20 win on Sunday was this hit on Ben Roethlisberger where he clearly targets Roethlisberger’s ankles and wasn’t even flagged for a penalty.

After the game none of the Steelers players attempted to greet Burfict with a handshake because he’s clearly a jagoff and nobody likes him.

Making history

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin not only clinched another non-losing season in his 9th year as Steelers coach he also reached his 90th career win, making history for the Steelers franchise. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the first franchise in NFL history to have three different head coaches (Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher, and Mike Tomlin) reach that 90 win milestone.

Next: Steelers out-muscle Bengals in win

According to Teresa Varley Tomlin also became the first head coach in Steelers history to win 90 games in his first nine years. He’s the ninth head coach in NFL history to win 90 games in his first nine years and is the third head coach in NFL history to win eight games in each of his first nine seasons with the same team. Congratulations coach!