The Steelers are winners of seven in a row and are ready to take their winning streak into the playoffs.
While the team gets ready to host the Dolphins for a revenge game we’ll be looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Tuesday, Jan. 3rd.
Defensive end Stephon Tuitt didn’t play in the Week 17 overtime win over the Browns but he did play in the 30-15 Week 6 loss against the Dolphins and he still doesn’t feel good about it. Teresa Varley has his comments about avenging their loss.
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"“I was in that game. I am still salty about that game. It’s going to be a physical football game because I am not happy about that. It’s different terms, it’s our territory. It’s going to be a different game, a very physical game, it will be a Wild Card game for our push for the Super Bowl.” – Stephon Tuitt"
Tuitt told reporters on Monday that he’s recovered from his ankle injury that sidelined him for the last two regular-season games and intends to play this week against the Dolphins.
Also, congratulations are in order for Tuitt.
Not the same team
When Pittsburgh lost to Miami in Week 6 it was the start of a four-game losing streak that left them at 4-5 and Steeler Nation a miserable mess. That was before Terry Bradshaw even opened up his big dumb face about Mike Tomlin.
Since then, however, on a seven-game winning streak the Steelers are getting ready to show the Dolphins just how much they’ve changed since they let Jay Ajayi run wild for 204 yards. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reminds us that Tomlin will address the Dolphins rematch in his Tuesday presser.
The players, on the other hand, have already started embracing the challenge at hand.
The team has a situation at receiver that hasn’t yet presented itself. They’re as healthy as they’ve been all season just as the playoffs are beginning. The PPG’s Ray Fittipaldo suggests that because of the play of guys like Darrius Heyward-Bey, Demarcus Ayers or Cobi Hamilton that Sammie Coates could take a seat.
Coates has been hampered with injuries this season including broken fingers and a hamstring injury. While he was a breakout star in last year’s playoffs he might be better off resting.