The Steelers are in the driver’s seat in the AFC North fresh off of a road victory over the Bengals.
While the team prepares to spend Christmas with the Ravens 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. 23rd.
Better, faster, stronger
Ramon Foster insists that Pittsburgh is not the same team that lost to Baltimore in Week 9. Mike Prisuta breaks down how the Steelers are in a better position now than they were on Nov. 6th to come out victorious. The Ravens have won in the last four consecutive meetings between the rivals.
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Foster says that the team knows what’s at stake now and they’re ready to take back the upper hand.
"“I feel like now, the growth that we’ve had as a team, our players get it. They understand what’s at stake here. The play has shown in recent weeks, young guys are growing up, old guys have led.” – Ramon Foster"
Um, that line has been used before bro
Dressed like a damned idiot that just screams, “Pay attention to me!” Ravens elderly wide receiver and discount knockoff version of Hines Ward, Steve Smith called the rivalry between the two teams “professional hatred.” That guy loves a good sound bite.
Problem with this one is that that line was used by DeAngelo Williams in September in describing the rivalry between the Steelers and Bengals. Oops. Was Steve Smith even the first guy to dress up in crazy outfits at his press conferences? Nope. Clinton Portis called, he’d like his act back, Steve.
We’re talking about practice
Everyone knows that if you don’t practice during the game week, you don’t play. That’s the rule in Pittsburgh. Typically, if any days off are given they’re done on Wednesday for things like contusions of the birth certificate (that means old).
Two players who will really be needed on Sunday against the Ravens are Stephon Tuitt and Ladarius Green. Neither participated in practice on Wednesday or Thursday. Tuitt, out with a knee sprain, still has a chance to practice on Friday to have a shot at playing on Sunday.
For Green in the NFL’s concussion protocol it’s not looking good.