The Steelers are getting ready to prepare for the Ravens fresh off of their home victory over the Broncos.
While the Steelers prepare for Ravens week 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, Dec. 22nd.
We’ll take it
The Steelers battered a Broncos defense that led the league in yards against, passing yards against, scoring, sacks, and defensive touchdowns by throwing the ball. Mike Prisuta reminds us that Ben Roethlisberger threw the ball 55 times.
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The Steelers offense ran the ball for a season-low 23 yards on 17 attempts. And Prisuta explains that running back DeAngelo Williams is ok with it, if that’s what the defense will give them, that’s what they’ll take.
"“We play Steeler football. We try not to let other defenses or other teams dictate what we do. Now, we do take what the defense gives us. But when we have No. 7 (Roethlisberger) in the game and the receivers and play-makers that we have and the offensive line blocking the way that they’ve been blocking, outer space is the limit for this team.” – DeAngelo Williams"
He’s expecting a fine
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler explains that Steelers center Cody Wallace is expecting to be fined for his Chris Kemoeatu-like late hit on Broncos linebacker David Bruton Jr in the first half of the 34-27 win. Wallace was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play.
Wallace flew into a play that was clearly over where Antonio Brown took a shot from Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson. Players have to realize that head shots have no place in the game anymore, no matter what happens.
Antonio Brown continues to do things on the football field that leave even Steelers fans shaking their heads in amazement. Ray Fittipaldo of the PPG explains that Brown became the first player in the NFL since the merger to catch 15 passes in a game twice in the same season on Sunday. He’s caught for at least 1,400 yards for three consecutive seasons.
He became the first Steelers player to record back-to-back 1,500 yard receiving seasons and it just makes you wonder what kind of production there would be if Ben Roethlisberger had been healthy all season. We could be looking at Brown breaking Calvin Johnson’s single-season receiving yards record of 1,964 yards set in 2012.