The Steelers will practice today from 115-315pm today.
It was mentioned today on WDVE that Steelers’ safety Will Allen went to Mike Tomlin and said it’s time to play the young guys. I respect Allen’s move. Let’s be honest; Allen probably wouldn’t even be in the league if it weren’t for Tomlin claiming him after Dallas waived him. I have to think Allen is referring to Rob Golden, Shamarko Thomas and Doran Grant but I’m only guessing here.
Despite Ben Roethlisberger claiming he is no longer in concussion protocol, Mike Tomlin says he is. It could be a case of semantics but this isn’t the first time they’ve contradicted each other on pretty specific issues. I think the Ben-Tomlin relationship has soured.
Markus Wheaton’s huge game Sunday was music to the ears of his agent. I have to believe he’ll go elsewhere when his contract is up and that performance will build the demand for his services.
Tweet of the Day…. DW and the family getting their Christmas tree. Always love seeing the Steelers’ players off the field.
Thank you Pittsburgh for allowing me to find a new family tradition…we cut down a real tree & it was awesome!! ??? pic.twitter.com/zwroWvDDkK
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) December 2, 2015
Like Big Ben, Ryan Shazier is still in concussion protocol. He was visibly dinged up and had trouble walking. I’d be surprised if he plays Sunday night.
Alejandro Villanueva continues to get better each week. That said, I think the Seahawks discovered something that worries me a bit. If an opponent lines up in a ‘nine’ technique and has great speed, Villanueva struggles to get his hands on the defender. We saw this from Seahawks’ rookie Frank Clark.
I would not hold my breath if I were in terms of expecting a lot of snaps for Brandon Boykin Sunday night. Tomlin said yesterday he is being considered but I’ll believe it when I see it.
At 6-5 and currently out of the AFC Playoffs, the Steelers still control their own destiny. If they go 4-1 in the final five they’ll get in. Anything worse and they will need serious help.
Happy December Steelers’ Nation!