The Steelers will definitely be enjoying a victory Monday before getting back to work this week.
While the Steelers break down the film from the 18-16 win over the Bengals 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, Jan. 11th.
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left the game on Saturday night with a shoulder injury on a hit that looked legal at the time. Further review of the play reveals that Bengals linebacker
certainly didn’t follow through with any kind of legal actions.
ESPN is reporting that an MRI on Sunday revealed Roethlisberger has a separated AC joint in his right shoulder and should be categorized as day-to-day. Roethlisberger admitted after Saturday night’s game that he was in a lot of pain for the Steelers’ final drive that ended in the game-winning 35-yard field goal by Chris Boswell.
Steeler Nation will be watching the practice report closely to see how much Roethlisberger participates, as that will be the biggest indication as to whether or not he’ll be playing in Denver on Sunday.
Don’t come on his sideline
For a game that had as many personal foul penalties and will garner a large amount of fines the first flag for unnecessary roughness came from Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak for pushing Bengals safety Reggie Nelson.
Steelers Wire’s Curt Popejoy reviewed the play further to see that Nelson had shoved Steelers running back Jordan Todman out of bounds to the Steelers bench. Nelson ran into Munchak as he was in pursuit of Todman. Nelson tries to get away from coach Munchak to go towards Todman, where Nelson had no business going.
Munchak got flagged and will most definitely be fined for the play but sometimes it’s good to see everything in context. Popejoy explains that the wider angle replay shows a coach trying to prevent a player from going after his own player well after the whistle.
The Bengals imploded in an unprecedented way at the end of the Wild Card game to basically hand the Steelers the win. Unfortunately for the Steelers, however, the win came at the cost of a concussion for the league’s best receiver.
Around The NFL’s Gregg Rosenthal points out how Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said following the 18-16 win that Antonio Brown had sustained a concussion and was now in the league’s concussion protocol. That will determine how and when he returns to practice and if he will be available to play in Denver on Sunday.