Good Thursday to You Steelers’ Fans!
A lot of fans had pointed to this week as the reunion between the Pittsburgh Steelers and their former wide receiver Martavis Bryant. The wildly athletic but troubled playmaker was traded to the Oakland Raiders during the 2018 Draft and Sunday was supposed to be his opportunity to ‘pay back’ the team that gave up on him. No such opportunity will exist though as Bryant has been put on Injured Reserve. He will miss the remainder of the season. His time in Pittsburgh was filled with massive potential, unbelievable plays and a whole lot of controversy. His inability to stay out of trouble eventually cost him the entire 2016 season. While many fans did not agree with trading him, it had to be done. The Steelers knew they weren’t going to re-sign him so rather than let him walk for nothing they received a third round pick and from the business side of things it was the right move. There will be no ‘Marty Party’ however this weekend in Oakland.
I have a gut feeling that when things settle themselves down in a few years there will be some pretty ugly stories about the relationship between Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy in Green Bay. My gut also tells me Rodgers won’t be seen in the best light either.
I felt compelled to write this piece on Big Ben last night. I get tired of the double standards and attacks.
Tweet of the Day… VERY deserving.
Cameron Heyward is our nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by @Nationwide.
Tweet #WPMOYChallenge + Cameron Heyward to help him earn a $25,000 contribution to the charity of his choice.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 6, 2018
Latest injury updates from steelers.com
WR Ryan Switzer (Concussion) – Full
CB Joe Haden (Coach’s Decision) – DNP
RB James Conner (Ankle) – DNP
S Morgan Burnett (Back) – Full
FB Roosevelt Nix (Shoulder) – Full
C Maurkice Pouncey (Coach’s Decision) – DNP
LB Anthony Chickillo (Ankle) – DNP
LS Cameron Canaday (Knee) – Full
OT Marcus Gilbert (Knee) – DNP
WR Antonio Brown (Coach’s Decision) – DNP
C Rodney Hudson (Ankle/Knee) – Limited
DT Maurice Hurst (Ankle) – Limited
G Gabe Jackson (Knee/Ankle) – Limited
DE Arden Key (Knee) – Limited
RB Doug Martin (Knee) – Full
WR Jordy Nelson (Foot) – Full
G/T Kelechi Osemele (Toe) – Limited
DT Frostee Rucker (Neck) – Limited
LB Kyle Wilber (Hamstring) – DNP
CB Daryl Worley (Shoulder) – Limited
Good to see Ryan Switzer practicing fully. Man he took some shots to the head in recent weeks… You’ll also notice that Big Ben WASN’T on the practice report. This is the first time he hasn’t taken the ‘vet’s day’ on Wednesday this season… I don’t even know where to begin with Marcus Gilbert.
Want a very scary omen for Sunday? The last three times the Steelers lost to the Raiders in Oakland they finished with records of 4-12, 2-14, 4-12. The Silver and Black are again headed for similar territory.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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