Good day Steelers’ fans. You’ll forgive me if I’m still a bit salty this morning.
Following yesterday’s 21-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens suspended Steelers’ receiver Martavis Bryant took to Snapchat to allow us all to know what he was thinking. Here’s an excerpt… “One of the pieces missing but people swore up and down that I wasn’t a big part guess everyone see now huh !! from day one when I got there I helped the team out I am not the biggest piece of the puzzle but I am one of the pieces that matter facts.” Unfortunately, being suspended for a season doesn’t come with a gag order. Bryant’s level of immaturity is astounding. I have little faith that when he returns he’ll be able to keep things on the straight and narrow.
Chris made an excellent point in our postgame discussion. One thing I noticed yesterday is the Ravens tackle very well… I think our D has just as much talent as theirs but that’s the big difference. There were a lot of plays yesterday where AB or Bell got in space 1 on 1, often on DB’s and they consistently wrapped up. Spot on. It’s part of why I mentioned the Steelers’ needing to do the little things to win in the pregame article.
The no-huddle offense seemed to light a fire under the offense despite it being too little too late. Keep in mind that Baltimore had loosened up the defense quite a bit too in order to keep plays in front of them. As much as I’d like to see the no-huddle, I do not expect to see it featured prominently any time soon.
Look for an article on Mike Mitchell later today. It doesn’t paint a real good picture.
Tweet of the Day… I wouldn’t call it ‘panic,’ but I would call it “very deep concern.”
everybody in a panic…………..& we not! coo ????
— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) November 7, 2016
Maurkice Pouncey dislocated his right thumb which happens to be his snapping hand. It’s not out of the question for surgery so keep an eye on that. B.J. Finney was OK in pass protection but his run blocking, as was everyone else’s, not real good.
Hated to see Darrius Heyward-Bey in that kind of pain. He’s been such a good team player and hard-worker for the Steelers. Doesn’t look good but I’ll remain hopeful.
I thought Artie Burns did as well as could be expected yesterday sans the big TD catch by Mike Wallace. Burns is not a good tackler but he has proven he’s more than willing. He made a nice play on his first career interception too. I think the arrow is up on Burns right now.
I fully expect a better Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday night. His history in return games from injury has never been good so now that that performance is out of the way let’s hope for better play.
Head held high Steeler Nation!