Good morning Steelers’ Fans. Yes, the sun still came up today believe it or not.
If you’re like me, you’re still coming out of the funk from yesterday’s loss. Losing sucks but it’s always a possibility. The way the Steelers lost is what is troubling me the most this Monday. The 31-point loss is the worst under Tomlin. The Steelers haven’t been beaten that bad since 1997. I mean, it was just plain ugly.
For anyone thinking the Steelers will make a trade for a pass rusher I would say forget it. I don’t see one guy making all that much difference and besides, I don’t know who would be available and especially for what price.
The happiest guy in the world this morning is Ben Roethlisberger because he gets his only security blanket, Le’Veon Bell, back in the lineup. Bell not only gets open when Big Ben needs an outlet the most but he’s also excellent at pass protection.
We’ll know more on the injury front tomorrow after Coach Tomlin’s presser but going down yesterday were Lawrence Timmons, Rob Golden, Ramon Foster, Eli Rogers and Ryan Shazier. Jarvis Jones also had his ankle heavily taped as well.
The good news is that the Steelers play their next three of four games at home albeit against good defenses in Kansas City, New York Jets and New England. A road game to Miami is sandwiched in there. While 2-2 in that stretch isn’t a death blow, I really think 3-1 is needed when you look at the rest of the conference and the stretch the Steelers have after the BYE week.
I respect Ben Roethlisberger for not wanting to come out of the game. When asked, he said, “That isn’t the Steeler Way.” While that’s what I want to hear from my QB, Mike Tomlin has to see the bigger picture. Had Roethlisberger gone down with an injury with the team trailing by 31 points the gates to Heinz Field would be stormed any minute.
Tweet of the Day… Can’t blame you bit Rock!
Because of circumstances that have arisen over the past days, I want to make it clear that I am not endorsing any political candidate -Rocky
— Rocky Bleier (@RockyBleier) September 26, 2016
It’s a long season and I think the Steelers will be fine. I do believe however they have some serious issues.
The Eagles picked up four first downs yesterday off of Steelers’ penalties. Just can’t make those types of mistakes.
Coming into the game, Carson Wentz averaged about six to seven yards per attempt. On Sunday he averaged 9.7. That speaks volumes.
Remember this Steelers’ fans; losing sucks but being a fan of the Black and Gold never gets old. Better days ahead!
Have a great day Steeler Nation!