The Steelers return home battered and bruised from an ugly loss in Miami only to have to face the Patriots this week.
While the team recovers and reloads for the next challenge 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, Oct. 21st.
Running back DeAngelo Williams will always speak his mind and I’m always here for it. Lately he shared his thoughts on the total hypocrisy of the NFL when it comes to dealing with Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. He unloads his thoughts in about a three and a half minute rant.
Yes. All of that. Yes. What it comes down to is the NFL just let Burfict assault New England Patriots players in his first incident since he was last suspended for being a dirt bag because they’re keeping him on the field.
The two issues are separate but it’s worth repeating that the NFL would rather force a player off the field to change his cleats based on their color and design than send a player who has already been suspended for violent behavior off of the field.
Also they still suck at disciplining players who commit acts of violence against women, shocking.
The defense sure could use some help combatting Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett this week. Without Cameron Heyward for the second straight game our hopes turn to linebacker Ryan Shazier as ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reminds us he returned to practice this week.
He practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday and his quickness could be just what we need to keep the damage to a minimum. He’s got the capability of being a difference maker on the field, we know that. At the very least he can spring into action whenever Lawrence Timmons needs to blow some chunks on the field.
Ain’t that a kick in the …
Not to be outdone by Burfict let’s all remember that Ndamukong Suh is a piece of crap as well. Seems as though he’s not over his “I like to kick quarterbacks when no one is looking” phase. Ray Fittipaldo of the PPG says that Ben Roethlisberger told the team his right knee is bruised from a kick delivered by Suh in the 30-15 loss.
If you check out the play on NFL Game Pass, says Fittipaldo, his claim is confirmed. It was late in the fourth quarter and Suh was being guarded by David DeCastro. Suh couldn’t get free to sack Roethlisberger so he raises his leg to kick him in the knee.
But yeah, Goodell, be sure to keep cracking down on all those awful touchdown celebrations and unsafe colorful cleats n’at. Good job.