The Steelers are working on getting healthy and ready to take on the Broncos this Sunday.
While the team works in practice and in the training room we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Friday, Jan. 15th.
The Steelers have two days of practice under their belt for the upcoming matchup against the Denver Broncos and the injury report has good news and bad news. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that Antonio Brown did not practice Wednesday or Thursday suggesting he has not yet passed the NFL’s concussion protocol.
There’s no way to know when Brown can return but you have to think that part of the concussion protocol involves being able to practice. Running back DeAngelo Williams hasn’t practiced yet either, and was seen around the facility back in the walking boot on his injured foot.
The good news of the day was that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was a limited participant in practice.
Here’s another idiot
In case you thought saying dumb things was exclusive to Bengals cornerback Adam Jones Jason Whitlock came out on Thursday with one of the dumbest statements I’ve heard in a long time. Whitlock was a guest on Colin Cowherd’s show on Fox Sports 1 and declared that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was “the most coddled coach in the NFL”.
Whitlock makes the statement because he feels like the media doesn’t criticize Mike Tomlin enough because of his race. Whitlock proves himself to be a buffoon with these statements and might want to actually know something about the city and team he speaks about. If he ever listened to a minute of sports talk radio in Pittsburgh the last thing he’d think was Tomlin escapes criticism. Idiot.
They shot him in Denver
The criticism Tomlin has faced just this week, whether Jason Whitlock wants to admit it or not, has to do with the actions of one of his assistant coaches. Mike Florio of PFT had NFL V.P. of officiating, Dean Blandino’s remarks about Joey Porter’s presence on the field during Saturday night’s 18-16 win over the Bengals.
Blandino said that Porter should not have been on the field during the injury timeout when trainers were attending to receiver Antonio Brown after he was hit by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
Here’s a video of Porter’s actions on the field that led to the penalty on Adam Jones that led to Chris Boswell kicking the game-winning 35-yard field goal.
Looks out of control, right?