Steelers News: Heyward, Roethlisberger, Foster


The Steelers prepare for Ravens week as they look to secure a spot in the playoffs.

While the Steelers get ready to do battle with the men in purple 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. 23rd.

Sour taste

The Steelers have faced three straight division-leading opponents and defeated them all but this week they’ll face the 4-10 Ravens and some might think it will be a tough game to get hyped about.

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Teresa Varley explains that Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward wants his team to stay focused on where they want to go and they’ll have to beat the Ravens to get there.

Besides, a little revenge is in order since the Steelers lost to the Ravens 23-20 in Week 4. It was a different team on both sides of the ball, but the uniforms are still the same.

"“We lost to Baltimore the last time we played them. There shouldn’t be a letup. Everybody knows we are going against Baltimore. Any time it’s the Ravens it’s a tough game. We didn’t have our quarterback, we had some guys injured. It left a sour taste in our mouth so we want to improve on that. You have to be ready.” – Cam Heyward"

Ride or die

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined The Cook and Poni Show on 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday and he discussed the late interception he threw against the Broncos in the 34-27 win on Sunday and how Steelers GM Kevin Colbert reaffirmed the franchise’s confidence in him, even in moments like those.

"“I said, ‘Boy I just gotta stop trying to make so many plays.’ He goes, ‘No you don’t. Don’t stop. That’s what we live by and die by, and you’ve done too much, too many good things to stop. Don’t ever stop doing it.’ So, it just makes you feel good when your GM is someone that has that much faith and trust and belief in you, too.” – Ben Roethlisberger"

We all have faith in Ben Roethlisberger. We also might have hypertension and fits of profanity occasionally, but faith nonetheless.

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Who ride?

Steelers guard Ramon Foster had his own time on 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday when he visited the morning show. He talked about the halftime speech given by Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter that sparked the comeback victory.

"“The biggest thing that he was giving us on the O-line was, hey, it shouldn’t take anybody walking across the 50 yard line for me to see the guys I saw last week [against the Bengals]. He was like, you know, this is a game that we need, and you guys have got to play like it. He wasn’t down-talking us or anything like that, but if you put it in perspective like that, there was a different mentality last week, and moving forward, that’s what we’ve got to have offensively for us…hats off to Joey, man. Joey’s a guy that’s been in between us as far as, like, his coaching, and like, him being a player. And you see why he was the type of player that he was man. Joey has a lot of passion…he’s a guy that you want to play hard for.” – Ramon Foster"

The offensive line definitely benefited from Porter’s words, not just the defense. They were able to subdue the best pass-rushing team in the league so that Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown could put on a show.