5 Pittsburgh Steelers with skyrocketing stock entering Week 10
By Tommy Jaggi
The Pittsburgh Steelers got a handful of remarkable performances on Monday Night Football. Here are five players with soaring stock entering Week 10.
Monday Night’s win over the Bears seemed much closer than it needed to be for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Tomlin’s team had control of the game from the gate and the Steelers sat on a 10-point lead and could have started to milk the clock down had it not been for a costly fumble from Ray-Ray McCloud that resulted in a special teams touchdown for Chicago.
There were some really bad performances in this game that I will break down later, and it’s unfortunate that the poor officiating stole the show. However, these five Steelers had remarkable performances against Chicago and their stock is swiftly on the rise entering Week 10:
Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth
Though he maned just 43 receiving yards, this was one of the single-most dominant performances by a Steelers tight end that I can recall since the prime days of Heath Miller. Pat Freiermuth earned just 6 total targets — all of short-to-intermediate distance. However, he reeled in 5 of 5 catchable targets and snagged two touchdown grabs, via ESPN.
The big rookie tight end is quickly becoming a menace in the red zone thanks to his tough hands and large catch radius. He has also started to develop quite the chemistry with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
As a blocker, Freiermuth was equally as impressive. On multiple occasions, he would lead block, and plow through defenders in space, and he was largely responsible for some of the only big runs of the night. Pat Freiermuth is rapidly improving, and he may have been the most impressive player in a Steelers uniform in Week 9.