The Steelers got the weekend off after handling business against the Colts Thursday night and return to work to get ready to face the Giants.
While the team works off the Thanksgiving weight they gained over the long weekend 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. 28th.
Quite the comparison
The NFL is a copycat league. When one team starts doing something successful it spreads across to the other teams faster than a fake news story spreads on Facebook. This is also a league of comparisons. This player is the new this guy and so forth.
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Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy joined the broadcast booth during Thursday night’s 28-7 win over the Colts and given that he had history with both franchises he was asked who Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell reminded him of.
"“You won’t believe this but Franco Harris. Bell is just so patient, great vision, great patience, a smaller Franco Harris, actually.” – Tony Dungy"
I don’t think Bell will be walking around with a JoePa cardboard cutout any time soon, but you get the idea.
Linebacker Ryan Shazier stopped by ESPN’s SportsCenter to talk about what he thinks the Steelers have been doing good lately during their back-to-back victories. Shazier explained that what has been going well for the defense has been their ability to get after the ball and create turnovers.
He described how the players talk about playing “selfish” in the huddle and explained that it means everyone needs to be responsible for their own assignments and own workload and then collectively they can all succeed.
Ok then, selfish it is. Keep on keeping on.
Get off my lawn
The PPG’s Paul Zeise went full on old-guy in his latest rant about why Antonio Brown needs to “cut it aht” and stop collecting penalties for excessive celebration. Zeise doubles down on his stance by saying that disagreeing with the rules is fine and all but they’re still the rules and must be adhered to.
Brown was flagged 15 yards for excessive celebration following his touchdown when Le’Veon Bell joined him in the end zone and the two danced to celebrate the score. Zeise maintains, that although Pittsburgh ultimately won the game 28-7, that the 15-yard penalty allowed the Colts to feel bold enough to call for the fake punt after they went only 4 yards on three plays.
They subsequently scored on that drive because the fake punt was successful. Oh no, it was because Antonio Brown danced. Nothing to do with the special teams not picking up the fake punt. Just the dancing. Zeise also lauded Gronkowski for being such an upstanding guy and not getting the fouls that Brown does.
Brown’s penalties aren’t as dumb and selfish as Zeise is old and out of touch.