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 Friday, Dec. 16th.
If you can dodge a wrench
Antonio Brown has already said that he doesn’t hold anything against Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for his dirty hit in the Wild Card game that left him concussed. He also said that Burfict contacted him for an apology during the offseason.
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After it was announced this week that the NFL will hold skills competitions and other games during the Pro Bowl weekend this year in Orlando including dodgeball Brown was asked by PFT Live if he would hit Burfict with a dodgeball, if given the chance.
"Brown’s response: “Vontaze, one hundred percent.” – Antonio Brown"
I’m guessing Burfict doesn’t remember the five D’s of dodgeball.
The Pittsburgh left
Le’Veon Bell was chosen as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week as well as the Fed Ex Ground Player of the Week after his record-setting day in Buffalo on Sunday. In spite of that Bell has still had it up to here with yinzers behind the wheel.
Sean Gentille of the PPG has Bell’s rant about his frustrations with Pittsburgh drivers. His main complaints include the Pittsburgh Left as well as the inability to merge or use yield signs. The biggest reason behind the inability to merge would probably be due to the complete lack of merge lanes throughout the area.
Bell might need to upgrade his ride of find a bomb playlist to listen to, then maybe he won’t get so frustrated with traffic.
What’s it going to be?
Le’Veon Bell has taken a giant hunk of the offensive workload the last few weeks and he doesn’t seem to mind but getting a healthy DeAngelo Williams back sure would be helpful to Pittsburgh’s offense.
After participating in practice on Wednesday Williams did not participate on Thursday, according to the practice injury report. Typically, if a player doesn’t practice he doesn’t play but who can say this time of year with a veteran like Williams. We’ll just have to wait until Sunday to know for sure I suppose.