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 Saturday, Sept. 17th.
There’s been a lot of talk this week about the rivalry between the Steelers and Bengals. The NFL schedule makers sure did everyone a disservice by making this game before linebacker Vontaze Burfict returns from his three-game suspension for being a dirt bag. Then it would be even juicier.
"“Everybody knows the professional hatred we have for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Bengals have with us. Everybody’s heard the Twitter fight and things of that nature that we’ve had in the offseason. Guess what? This Sunday, that comes to a head and the cameras, will be watching. It will be our will versus their will, and we will see who breaks first.” – DeAngelo Williams."
Adam Jones. That’s who breaks first. Who do you got?
Receiver Antonio Brown expects to be covered quite closely probably for every game this season but more specifically for Sunday’s home opener against the Bengals. He told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler how he expects the Bengals defense to be quite familiar with him by game time.
"“I expect them to roll out the blankets. I expect them to bring deodorant. I expect them to have pillows. I expect them to have an Uber. I expect them to follow me on Twitter. I expect them to watch my Snapchat. I expect them to do whatever it takes – to try to do whatever it takes to win the game.” – Antonio Brown"
And they still don’t be able to stop him
Poise under pressure
The talk about the rivalries and the tensions and the intensity for this game could be a bit too much but I love every minute of it. Bengals receiver A.J. Green talked to PFT’s Mike Florio about how the Bengals aim to try to keep their poise this year.
That’s because they totally lost it last year. I can’t see that replayed enough. How about we watch it one more time, just to refresh our memories?
Good stuff. Just good stuff. Remember the Bengals have tried to make this whole season about trying to do less dumb stuff to literally screw themselves out of winning football games. Some people just need things to be said out loud, other people just get them.
The Bengals are a team that needs to be told out loud that they’re not supposed to totally lose it and foul their way out of a victory.