The Steelers are winners of four straight and are about to embark on their quest to win the AFC North and return to the playoffs.
While the team returns to practice and gets ready to face the Bengals in a heated AFC North showdown 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, Dec. 14th.
Gotta do better
There’s no other way to put it. Ben Roethlisberger has been rather underwhelming on the road this season. There’s one thing about enjoying the comforts of home but it’s quite another to throw three interceptions on the road.
Roethlisberger took full responsibility for his performance during his Tuesday visit to The Cook and Poni Show on 93.7 The Fan.
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"“I take full accountability that I need to play better. I know that you and other people are talking a lot about me needing to play better on the road and I fully agree.” – Ben Roethlisberger"
The no interceptions would be good.
He said he was sorry
Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict spent the first three games of this season suspended for being an overall jagoff on the field and delivering dirty hits like he was the worst UPS man ever. One of those hits included a hit that left Antonio Brown unconscious momentarily and concussed.
Brown told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Thursday that Burfict had apologized to him over the offseason. Brown said that Burfict said that he didn’t intend on hurting him and was just trying to make a play but being a Bengal made him obligated to do the worst possible thing at that moment.
Ok I maybe added that last part. But still Brown isn’t holding any grudges against Burfict like I am.
"“I don’t have no issue with any guy. I’m a football player. I’m a competitor. When we’re in the field, we’re going to compete and be competitive. It’s not personal between none of these guys. It’s all in the game. … I represent the Steelers. It’s all business.” – Antonio Brown"
Business is definitely booming.
Leading the way
There’s understandably a lot of talk about Le’Veon Bell’s historic day on Sunday against Buffalo but it can’t be said enough that the field would not have opened up for Bell had it not been for the efforts of fullback Roosevelt Nix.
Nix spent several games nursing injuries and since then has become a force on special teams as well as in the running game, Bob Labriola reminds us. His arrow appears to be pointed up, as Tomlin would say. Obviously.