Good Tuesday to you Steelers fans.
As we hit Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers face a serious problem along their defensive line. Tyson Alualu will likely miss the next two games with a meniscus issue and Cam Heyward has a quad muscle that will need to be tested through the week. Today at 4pm Eastern is the trade deadline. I have a hard time thinking the Steelers won’t do something to add some depth to the defensive line. Remember too that Chris Wormley is also on the Injured Reserve list right now too. Isaiah Buggs made a few solid plays on Sunday but he’s not a true nose tackle. Henry Mondeaux is a terrific story but he’s not going to be reliable over long stretches either. Dallas may be a train wreck but they’ll still try to run the ball and based on how we defended it in Baltimore this DL needs help.
Tweet of the Day… What The Bus says.
— Jerome Bettis (@JeromeBettis36) November 3, 2020
The Steelers will enjoy a well-deserved day off today while Mike Tomlin gives his thoughts on the Cowboys and updates us on the latest injuries at Noon ET.
Many Steelers’ fans were surprised when the Steelers signed Derek Watt to a very lucrative (for a FB anyway) contract. His talents are more important on Special Teams as the Black and Gold are concerned but I have to say it’s been very disappointing to see how he has been used offensively. Sunday was a perfect opportunity to use him as the team faced a third and two late in the game. A first down ends it and yet Randy Fichtner went with a single back and it was stonewalled. In no way am I suggesting Watt be on the field a lot but I struggle to understand why he isn’t used more in certain situations. Even when healthy he’s been on the sidelines.
X’s and O’s in the Dirt
It seems some pundits are slamming Ben Roethlisberger for his second half offense where at times he was literally changing routes for his receivers at the line of scrimmage as if it were a backyard game of football. Let me be clear, I don’t care if he draws plays using the rubber pellets from the field turf. The goal is to win and you do what you need to do to accomplish that goal.
Look, I get it Ravens’ fans. I really do. We’ve been there. We’ve lost tight games that were a really bitter pill to swallow. But enough already with the “It should have been a targeting call” that ended the game. Two players went up for the ball, collided violently and that was that. There was not any targeting whatsoever.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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