Steelers News: Harbaugh, DeCastro, Boswell
By Kim Myers
The Steelers head to Baltimore with the goal of a victory that could provide both revenge and a playoff berth.
While the Steelers get ready to take the field against the Ravens we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Sunday, Dec. 27th.
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The Steelers offense has been on fire as of late and that has certainly caught the attention of everyone around the NFL.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh about if the Steelers offense are the biggest playmakers in the NFL.
"“Certainly. They’ve done a great job of setting up their scheme that way. It’s not that they can’t do other things either. They run the ball. They throw the controlled pass as well as anybody. Big Ben has been on fire lately with his accuracy. They have numerous playmakers out there, and their coaches do a great job with those guys. I would say the answer to that is a resounding yes.” – John Harbaugh"
I bet Harbaugh died a little inside when giving that response.
Steelers guard David DeCastro will take the field today as a Pro Bowler for the first time in his four-year career. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler explains how DeCastro’s impact on the Steelers offensive line has allowed for the team to have a top 10 rushing attack for most of the year without even including Le’Veon Bell.
To think DeCastro’s career started first with knocking Maurkice Pouncey out for a year by running into his leg, causing an ACL injury after he spent the majority of his rookie season out with an ACL injury. Now healthy and without Pouncey again, DeCastro’s impact on the line has been amplified and he has delivered.
Not this time
The Steelers have one of the hottest kickers in the NFL for this matchup against the Ravens. Would have helped to have had signed Chris Boswell sooner but until Josh Scobee missed two field goals in the fourth quarter of the Week 4 23-20 loss to the Ravens there wasn’t a thought of a need for a new kicker.
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Ray Fittipaldo of the PPG reminds us that Boswell is on pace to have one of the best seasons a kicker has had in Steelers franchise history. He’s made 26 of 28 attempts in his first ever regular-season action since graduating from Rice University in 2014.
"“I always believed that my time would come. It was just a matter of what I did with my opportunity when it came. I had a few opportunities the past few years. For whatever reason, they just didn’t work out. I was just thankful for another one, and I made it count.” – Chris Boswell"
It would be cruel if this game came down to field goal kicks but at least this time Steelers fans can be confident in their kicker if it does.