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 Thursday, Dec. 15th.
Make MVP running backs again
Has there ever been an NFL MVP who was suspended for the first three games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy? Ben Roethlisberger is campaigning for Le’Veon Bell to be the first one.
A quarterback has been selected as the overall MVP 17 out of the last 22 years but Bell is having a historical season. The only other running back to have as many yards from scrimmage in the first 10 games of a season than Bell? Jim Brown.
He’s on pace for the second-best yards from scrimmage per game average in NFL history. He gets Roethlisberger’s vote and he’d get mine too.
I’m done too
So everyone loves a good train wreck. The Bengals are only slightly more entertaining to watch wreck this season because it’s too depressing watching the Browns not win a friggin game. So what do the Bengals get for being five wins better than a winless team? Adam Jones, that’s what.
He’s gone from calling Antonio Brown’s concussion fake to verbally kissing Black & Gold behinds, as described by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Jones also used the conference call to take another lowkey shot at Browns receiver Terrelle Pryor, who he compared to a garbage can last week.
He said that he was done talking about Pryor and wouldn’t give him “no more airtime”. When can we be done talking to Pacman, though?
Don’t cross the Moats; help the Moats
We already know that linebacker Arthur Moats is a hell of a guy and does a whole lot extra when it comes to giving back to the Pittsburgh community as well as his alma mater, James Madison University. For his efforts he is nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year for the Steelers.
As an extra challenge the fans can help their team’s nominee by using the hashtag of their player on social media between December 12th and January 8th. The nominee who gets the most hashtag mentions gets an additional $25,000 donated to the charity of his choice.
That would give an additional $25,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh. You can do this Steeler Nation. Just use the hashtag #MoatsWPMOYChallenge on all of your social media posts from now until January. Here we go!