The Steelers are fresh off their first game and first win of the season and are now preparing for their home opener against the division rival Bengals.
While the team has their quick turnaround from dominating Washington to preparing for Cincinnati we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Thursday, Sept. 15th.
Better at running than tipping?
DeAngelo Williams had quite the eventful first week of the regular season. First he got called out on social media for leaving a bad tip at a Washington D.C. restaurant (which he defended) then he ran his butt off in the Steelers first win. The latter earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
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Williams doubled-down amid social media outrage when a server called him out for leaving a 75 cent tip on a $128-bill. He claimed he got crappy service and felt it warranted an equally crappy tip. Whatever your opinions on his tipping-style you can’t deny his fierceness on the field on Monday night.
Williams carried the ball 26 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns in the 38-16 win. He led the NFL in rushing yards for the first week of action and likely won’t be slowing down any time soon.
That’s not us
All the talk this week about the Steelers and Bengals rivalry rematch game has been positive. A lot of that may have to do with the fact that Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is still suspended and won’t be on the field. In any case the two sides are keeping it civil so far about their nasty rivalry.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler talked to Ben Roethlisberger about whether the Steelers are looking to get some revenge for the injuries the Bengals caused last year that arguably cost them a shot at a Super Bowl. Burfict himself between the final regular season meeting and the playoff game took down Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.
"“That’s not who we are. It’s a physical football game and a physical division. That’s what we expect, a physical football game – clean. Whether it’s the Browns, the Bengals or Ravens, to us they are all big division rivals.” – Ben Roethlisberger"
They’re trying to downplay it as much as they can but I’m sure we’ll see some nastiness on the field this Sunday.
If anyone tells you that God is a Steelers fan you might have to believe them considering that Pope Francis may have put in a good word for the team. The Trib describes how a Steeler-autographed football was delivered to Pope Francis on Monday at the Vatican.
The gift was delivered by Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki, chancellor of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, where the team hosts their training camp each summer. The ball was signed by many of the Steelers players, coach Mike Tomlin, team president Art Rooney II and chairman Dan Rooney.