Good Day to You Steelers’ Fans!
After a nice, long break from the media Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin returns to the podium today for his Noon Eastern press conference. I would expect extremely high praise for the Jaguars (and rightfully so in some cases) and I would also expect injury updates. As you mostly know, do not expect anything of substance on Antonio Brown. We’ve been told he’s doing well and will play but it’s very hard to say just how far along that torn calf muscle is. Based on the videos he has presented, he looks pretty darn good.
Jags’ cornerback A.J. Bouye said that Ben Roethlisberger “should be careful what he wishes for.” This was in response to Roethlisberger saying of the teams the Steelers could face he wanted the Jaguars for some “redemption.” Someone is gonna come out on top here and I know who my money is on.
We’ll be recording the Steel City Blitz Podcast presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh tonight. Look for it on the site and on Facebook.
Don’t know about you but Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith would look very good in Black and Gold. Chances are that he won’t be available that far down but I can dream.
Tweet of the Day… Vince was on fire during the National Championship Game last night.
Nick Saban looks like a Groom on his 5th wedding.
— Bince Williams (@VinnyVidiVici98) January 9, 2018
Not that I’m biased or anything but why isn’t JuJu Smith-Schuster on more “Rookie of the Year” lists? I’m not saying he should win the award by any means but damn. What more did the kid have to do?
The scrambling ability of Blake Bortles has to be a concern this week. Consider that Deshone Kizer had great success running against the Steelers in week 17. The good part? That gives Keith Butler something to really use as when coaching up the D this week.
If Big Ben has to throw 55 times as he did in the first matchup with Jacksonville then I don’t feel real good about the outcome. Le’Veon Bell should be as fresh as one could be at this point in the season and I think he’s the key to this game.
Steelers’ Offensive Line Coach Mike Munchak has interviewed with the Cardinals for their head coaching position. While I do not think he’ll get it, his loss would be monstrously significant.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!