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 Saturday, Oct. 22nd.
The injury list is starting to rival the actual roster. Good thing there is a bye week in the near future. The team announced on Friday that those not participating in Sunday’s Landry Jones Coming Out Party include DeAngelo Williams, Markus Wheaton and Markus Gilbert.
We already knew the team was going to be without Cameron Heyward and Ben Roethlisberger. Also sidelined are Shamarko Thomas and soon-to-be IR candidate, Cody Wallace. On the bright side Ryan Shazier will return to the field on Sunday. That’s something.
It’s just not the same without you
There is one guy in particular who will be missing Ben Roethlisberger the most on Sunday and that’s Antonio Brown. The NFL Network conveniently reminds us that Brown has never caught a touchdown from anyone other than Roethlisberger.
There’s a first time for everything, right? Right?
Brothers from another mother?
Could Mike Tomlin and Bill Belichick be long-lost siblings? Probably not but ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler suggests that their styles are more similar than any other two sets of coaches in the league. They’re both rather boring in public and they have blunt expectations for their players.
Belichick’s motto is “Do your job” while Tomlin’s is “The standard is the standard”. Which one is right? They’re both really saying the same thing. They expect 2nd and 3rd stringers to play like starters with no exceptions. If someone goes down someone else has to be ready to step in in a seamless transition.
Tomlin gets flack for having tough practices but the payoff is you get guys like Xavier Grimble scoring touchdowns for you. On the other hand Belichick cheats and probably kicks babies. So I wouldn’t say they’re exactly alike.