The Steelers have dropped the last three games and Steeler Nation is in full panic mode.
While the team tries to regroup from the latest loss and gears up for the Dallas Cowboys we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Monday, Nov. 7th.
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The easiest hot take to have after the 21-14 loss to Baltimore was that Ben Roethlisberger came back too soon from his knee injury and that accounted for the offense sputtering to just 14 points. The biggest problem on Sunday were the penalties.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reminds that through three quarters on Sunday the Steelers had more penalty yards than offensive yards. They didn’t convert a third down until the fourth quarter. I’m not sure how much of that can be attributed to a bum knee.
Fire the coach!
Coach Tomlin spoke on the loss following the game and explained how being penalized 13 times for 99 yards and turning the ball over and not capitalizing off of getting turnovers let to the failed execution on Sunday.
Tomlin wasn’t about to second guess the decision to play Roethlisberger coming off the injury and swiftly shot down any suggestions that they might have played Landry Jones at some point in this game. I’d imagine that Monday’s film review is not going to be a great one.
Just re-watching that on-side kick attempt is going to be painful enough.
Coming out party
While he didn’t have a perfect day I think that Sunday’s game can still count as rookie cornerback Artie Burns’ coming out party. While he did whiff Mike Wallace for his 95-yard touchdown he did grab his first career interception and made some key tackles in the game.
Burns was starting in place of William Gay and has potentially made a case for more involvement in the secondary. He disrupted passes and made some tackles and made the first interception for a Pittsburgh defensive back this season.