Good Wednesday to You Steelers’ Fans!
Yesterday at Mike Tomlin’s press conference we were treated to zero references to ‘popcorn’ or ‘broad brush strokes.’ The new phrase however appears to be ‘global view’ which Tomlin used several times in evaluating his team through the first quarter of the season. The reality of the situation is that the Steelers have a lot of problems on both sides of the ball but this isn’t Tomlin’s first rodeo either. The Steelers have struggled out of the gate before and righted the ship. Every season is different and has it’s own unique set of challenges though and that’s the obstacle in Tomlin’s way. He has an opportunity to perform one of the great turnarounds in recent team history but the opportunity also exists for this thing to completely spiral out of control. October has been a strong month for Tomlin’s teams winning about three quarters of their games. This month will again define the season with three straight AFC North games on the docket. Get ready for one hell of a month my friends.
I was joined by Ben and Cnic last night on the Steel City Blitz Steelers Podcast 97 presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh last night. As you might imagine there were lots of things to discuss following the Steelers’ loss to Baltimore.
Tweet of the Day… Now we’re seeing kids get hurt during celebrations!
This is why you’re on the bench, son pic.twitter.com/WuRmYcPzad
— Laces Out (@LacesOutShow) October 2, 2018
As much as it pains me to say it, the Ravens continue to be more creative than the Steelers. They learned from the Patriots that you push the limits of the rules to the point where you finally get caught. The case in point was lining tight end Maxx Williams up at guard. Because he was well off the line of scrimmage (some debate whether he was far enough), he was an eligible receiver. The Steelers just don’t push the envelope when it comes to creativity.
Looking more like Devonte Freeman will play this week for the Falcons. One more weapon the Steelers will have to account for…
So here’s my question regarding the return of Le’Veon Bell. He’s told us this would be his “greatest season yet.” He told his teammates he’d be there week one. So why are we to believe he’ll actually show up when he says he will during week 7?
Mike Tomlin has his hands all over this defense right now. I’m not going to say that he calls every play, but he’s heavily involved. That in mind, he needs to bring more blitzes. The Steelers are already getting carved up when they rush just three or four so I see ZERO reason not to bring some heat. I’m willing to live with big plays if there are also some sacks and turnovers involved.
Mike Tomlin also said he has not had any contact with Bell. Sure, and I’ve got some ocean front property in Upper St. Clair to sell you too.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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