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 to gear up for the 7-1 Cowboys coming to town we’ll be busy looking for mentions of you Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Wednesday, Nov. 9th.
It’s only halftime
Ben Roethlisberger joined The Cook and Poni Show on 93.7 The Fan for his usual Tuesday spot and he talked about how his knee felt and how they came to the decision to have him start on Sunday.
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He also talked about criticism of Tomlin and how both he and Le’Veon Bell have been vocal about how practices have gone.
He talked about making sure everyone is held accountable and that the mistakes that are made in practice are corrected before they are made on the field. That doesn’t mean there is a mutiny on the South Side; it just means this is a 4-4 team that didn’t expect to be 4-4.
Roethlisberger had a message for fans that might be panicking over the unexpected .500 record at the mid-point of the season.
"“I could do the Aaron Rodgers, ‘Relax,’ but I’m just going to say, it’s half time. We’re at half time, and we’ve had a lot of great second halves in my career and Pittsburgh Steelers’ season history…it’s not over yet and I’m excited for the second half of the season.” – Ben Roethlisberger"
If you say so, man.
While a team that features Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell shouldn’t have to look elsewhere for offensive firepower the consensus is that we’re gonna need someone other than Antonio Brown to step up any day now.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler outlines how players like Eli Rogers and Cobi Hamilton agree with the assessment. Rogers led all receivers in the 21-14 loss to Baltimore with 103 yards but all of them came in the fourth quarter.
Brown is the only receiver with more than 20 catches. Bell is the second-leading receiver with 36 receptions and he missed the first three games.
Maurkice Pouncey was probably apprehensive to go under the knife again considering what he went through last year but when your thumb opens up and dislocates I guess that’s the only option. Thankfully coach Tomlin doesn’t think it will actually impede him from playing in Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.
Tomlin noted that Pouncey could be limited in practice early on while his thumb heals from surgery but he’s not yet ruled out for Sunday’s game.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a season where nobody got injured and everyone played every game? Wow, that would be great.