Steelers News: Chuck Noll, Bud Dupree, Antonio Brown


The Steelers have lost four in a row and are about to embark on a two-game road trip to try to turn this season around.

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While the team tries to figure out where to go from here after a soul-crushing loss to the 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 Friday, Nov. 18th.

The Foundation

On Thursday the Steelers announced the formation of the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research to support education regarding brain injuries and sport related concussions. The Hall of Fame coach passed away in the summer of 2014.

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Steelers president Art Rooney II announced on Thursday that the foundation was created to support continued research and education for brain related injuries and sports-related concussions. The franchise went ahead and kicked in $1 million as the initial donation.

Working his way back

Bud Dupree will have one more week of practice under his belt this week but we still don’t know if he’s going to be activated for Sunday’s game against the Browns. He talked about working with the first team and taking from what he’s been watching to put into action.

If Dupree can jumpstart the non-existent pass rush, then let’s go ahead and do this. James Harrison was just bumped over Jarvis Jones in the starting position which doesn’t make a whole lot of difference because Harrison was getting the majority of the snap counts anyway.

Not the best

ESPN’s Field Yates evaluated the best wide receivers in the game right now and Antonio Brown does not top their list. He placed Atlanta’s Julio Jones ahead of Brown citing Brown’s drop in the number of catches so far this season.

Brown is seeing a crap-ton more coverage this season than ever before. Opposing teams are throwing everything but the kicking net at Brown in an attempt to stop him and for some games it has worked.

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Hopefully, however, Brown and Ben Roethlisberger made enough connections in last week’s loss to Dallas to remember that the two of them can create masterpieces of plays on the field together.