The Steelers return from their bye week to face the Ravens for some good old fashioned AFC North road action.
Before the team heads down to Baltimore to remind everyone who runs the AFC North 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, Nov. 2nd.
Nothing has changed
"“It’s amazing how these reports come out when it’s not like we had practiced all week. Nothing has happened. Nothing has changed since last week when I did some individual work. I’m not really sure where the reports come from.” – Ben Roethlisberger"
It’s weird to act like you have no idea where these rumors came from. It’s not like he doesn’t have a history of coming back early from injuries. Also it is important to note that in Tomlin’s presser on Tuesday he totally said that Ben could play on Sunday, so there’s that.
You win Halloween
Did yinz see this? DeAngelo Williams went all-out for Halloween this year with his costume.
Man. That is impressive.
No one will call you out quite like the Steelers will. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has received a lot of attention for his opinions on the lack of calls he feels like he gets in regards to the hits he receives.
"“When he’s running over people, he’s going to stand right up and he’s going to celebrate. This is the game of football. I’m sure there are cornerbacks or linebackers, whoever he’s running over, the safeties, they aren’t complaining about getting run over or getting crowned, facemask to facemask with the quarterback from a guy his size. Of course, guys are going to take shots … I don’t think anybody is trying to purposefully hurt him, but you’re going to get those extra hits, especially against such a great player.” – Marcus Gilbert"
Gilbert also noted that his own quarterback takes plenty of hits like Newton and doesn’t publicly complain about the lack of calls.
I’m not sure where all the backlash is coming from or if Newton is just that unlikeable that people generally have an “Ew” reaction to anything he says. It feels like after the first game when Denver knocked him around like a ragdoll we were all wondering where the flags were.
Now that he’s asking that question too we’d like him to not. What’s that about? Shouldn’t all the players like the protections to be evenly applied?