Good Friday to you Steelers’ fans.
While it’s great that the Steelers will be back in action this weekend after their bye week, I must say that it really sucks having to wait until Monday night for them to play. I’m grateful they get the ‘extra’ day off and to prepare but doesn’t the NFL know how desperately we need to see our team back in action? This of course changes drastically if the Steelers lay an egg on Monday night but as of right now, we need our Steelers! And to think I didn’t even mention the fact that the color rush uniforms are being worn too!
The Podcast (finally)
After seemingly one thing after another we finally got Episode 153 of the Steel City Blitz Steelers Podcast presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh recorded last night. Ben and I covered a number of Steelers’ related items from Stephon Tuitt’s loss to the use of the three safety look. Tune in and enjoy. Don’t forget to leave us a review wherever you listen to the podcast!
Tweet of the Day… Congrats to Pittsburgh Dad who celebrates 8 years of Yinzing!
Pittsburgh Dad premiered EIGHT years ago today 😳. https://t.co/HpBAWglVhB
— Pittsburgh Dad (@Pittsburgh_Dad) October 25, 2019
Latest on the Injury Front
QB Mason Rudolph (Concussion) – Full
FB Roosevelt Nix (Knee) – Full
LB Mark Barron (Hamstring) – Full
LB T.J. Watt (Abdomen) – Limited
RB Jaylen Samuels (Knee) -Full
WR James Washington (Shoulder) – Full
CB Mike Hilton (Calf) – Full
CB Steve Nelson (Groin) – Full
TE Vance McDonald (Shoulder) – Full
CB Joe Haden (Groin) – Full
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Illness) – DNP
G Shaq Calhoun (Illness) – Limited
G/T Jesse Davis (Elbow) – Full
WR Jakeem Grant (Hamstring) – Full
LB Trent Harris (Foot) – Limited
CB Xavien Howard (Knee) – Limited
S Reshad Jones (Chest) – DNP
C Daniel Kilgore (Knee) – DNP
CB Chris Lammons (Ankle/Toe) – Limited
S Bobby McCain (Shoulder) – Limited
DE Avery Moss (Ankle) – Limited
QB Josh Rosen (Neck) – Limited
T J’Marcus Webb (Shin) – Full
CB Ken Webster (Illness) – Limited
WR Albert Wilson (Hip) – Full
Injury Notes… JuJu is dealing with the flu which has made its way around the facility of late… Watt’s injury bears significant watching. If he can’t go that means the already thin OLB group gets even thinner… The return of Roosevelt Nix is great for the Special Teams’ units but offensively? That’s hard to say… Howard is one of the Dolphins few remaining good players. I believe he plays on Monday though.
While I’m one to never say “never,” it doesn’t look like the Steelers will be making any trades prior to the NFL Trade Deadline which is Tuesday at 4pm ET. Certainly the absence of a first and third round pick is a factor that limits what they can do but that doesn’t mean something won’t or can’t come along. I still have major concerns about the defensive line now with the loss of Stephon Tuitt. Still, to get anyone of quality would require some serious capital that I don’t believe the Steelers want to spend.
Have a great weekend Steeler Nation!
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