Good Tuesday to you Steelers fans.
It’s like Christmas, but twice a year. It’s part one of Ravens week for us Steelers’ fans and it really is a great feeling and even more so now with so much on the line as we reach the mid-point of the season. This is the truest rivalry we have currently and is the best one in the NFL. Cleveland? Cincinnati? Nah. Those are only rivalries in the sense that they’re in our division or that there may at one time have been more balance but not now. It’s Baltimore and no one else. This week will likely feature careful words from players and coaches. No one wants to be the guy whose comments end up on a bulletin board. While this rivalry is intense and often violent, there’s a great deal of respect here too. As big as this game is, it only tells part of the story for 2020. Each team will still have half of its’ schedule left and there’s much to be decided. Enjoy the ride Steelers Nation!
The players are off today and Mike Tomlin will take to the Zoom for his weekly press conference coming up at Noon eastern. I am hopeful that Tomlin will get questions about the second half struggles Sunday and also about the decision to have Ben chuck the ball into the end zone rather than just get the three points to lead by 23 at the half. But alas, I’m guessing those things won’t be asked.
Tweet of the Day… Classic
I don’t wanna assign blame anywhere, but the world seemed to be doing just fine until Kennywood took out the Log Jammer.
— Pittsburgh Dad (@Pittsburgh_Dad) October 27, 2020
A Future to Avoid
Many of you have never lived a day in your life as a Steelers’ fan without Ben Roethlisberger as your QB. You will never know the days of Mark Malone, Bubby Brister, Kent Graham and many, many others. If you take a look at the AFC East standings this morning you’ll see the New England Patriots at 2-4. While Cam Newton is better than all of those QBs I mentioned, this is still what can happen when you lose your franchise quarterback. Enjoy the ride while we have it folks.
A Different Animal
Last week the Steelers had to deal with stopping the run. That meant Derrick Henry. This week the task is still about stopping the run but it changes drastically in terms of who and how. It starts with Lamar Jackson who becomes an instant threat every time he takes a snap. Rookie J.K. Dobbins is seeing more and more action while veteran Mark Ingram is still capable of putting together some yards. Discipline is VERY important for the defense. You have to do your job and make sure everyone else is doing their’s to stop the Ravens’ offense.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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