The Steelers have wrapped up the preseason and are gearing up to take on the Washington Redskins to start the season.
While the roster cuts are made and the team prepares for Washington 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, Sept. 2nd.
Cutting down to 53
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked to Bob Labriola about his process to trim the roster to the league-mandated 53 after the preseason concludes. He goes over whether or not he talks to the players who get cut personally, how the final preseason game factors into the decision and things of that nature.
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Tomlin explains that the health of the players who both participated and did not participate in the final preseason game factors into determining who should be on the squad for Week 1.
"“You have to assess the overall health of the people who participated in the game, because you can’t make decisions without the health discussion. We have to get prepared to beat the Washington Redskins, and we need healthy bodies in order to do that. You don’t have that discussion about the final 53, without assessing the injuries from this performance.” – Mike Tomlin"
Just call DeAngelo Williams a palm tree because he throws shade wherever he goes. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler shows us how Williams was celebrating with teammate James Harrison over his “beating those charges” in reference to the NFL clearing him in their bogus PED investigation.
Williams describes how the NFL trying to impose punishment for offenses like “failure to cooperate” is now referred to as the “Tom Brady rule”. Never change D-Will, never change. Williams also acted as the team’s only captain for the coin toss against his former team, the Carolina Panthers.
Keep talking about us
Apparently if you hold an empty cup in your hand the cup contains the amount of f—-s Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict gives about the Steelers. He said those words to The MMQB’s Tim Rohan un-ironically while talking about the Steelers.
"“I don’t give no f—-s about them. Zero. You can write that, too. I don’t give no f—-s about them. They’re just another team. They don’t scare me. Just another team.” – Vontaze Burfict"
What he says lacks in f—-s he certainly makes up in double negatives. Clearly that means that he has a lot to give for the Steelers. Hope he enjoys is suspension.