The Steelers got worked in Philadelphia but have returned home to face the Kansas City Chiefs.
After a horrible outing against the Eagles the team now has to regroup and focus on the Chiefs. While the wheels go in motion for the game plan we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Wednesday, Sept. 28th.
Ben’s mama didn’t raise no quitter
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One of the biggest questions on Steeler Nation’s mind watching the 34-3 loss to the Eagles was why in the world were guys like Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and DeAngelo Williams still in the game late in the fourth quarter? Roethlisberger addressed that during his Tuesday spot on 93.7 The Fan.
Head coach Mike Tomlin explained that he takes responsibility for personnel decisions and he doesn’t accept defeat easily which is why his starters remained in the game late. But, Roethlisberger himself said that he wasn’t ready to come out until the clock ran out.
"“Heck no, not in anything I do. I don’t have that bone in my body. I’ve never quit. People ask me, ‘Why do you try to extend the play?’ That’s me not quitting. I’m not quitting on a play. I’m not going to just go down and take a sack. I’ve never been around anybody that wears a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform that has had that mentality either.” – Ben Roethlisberger"
No finger pointing
The message in the Steelers locker room this week is one of unity so far says linebacker L.J. Fort, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Fort said that his defensive captains, Cameron Heyward and William Gay sent a message to the team following the 34-3 loss to Philly that there was no finger pointing.
"“The message was sticking together, looking at yourself first, not blaming other people. Cam did a great job and Will Gay of getting everybody together; making sure no one started pointing fingers.” – L.J. Fort"
Get off my blue shoes
The NFL is nothing if not sticklers for rules. First there’s no twerking in the end zone because God forbid a player actually celebrates their plays during a game and now it’s no blue shoes. Antonio Brown was told by officials at halftime of Sunday’s game that he needed to change his shoes to be able to return to the field.
Brown wore custom-made blue cleats with pictures of his children on them. Granted, it is written in the CBA that the players wear cleats in line with their uniforms and Brown was already fined for wearing blue cleats in the Week 1 win over Washington.
Still, seems silly to hold up players over cleats and dances while they still can’t determine what is and isn’t a catch.