Good day to you Steelers’ Fans!
As you no doubt know by now the Pittsburgh Steelers did not make any moves prior to the NFL trade deadline yesterday. We know they had conversations about guys like Gareon Conley and Janoris Jenkins but one of two things happened. The asking price was more than the Steelers were willing to pay or Kevin Colbert decided to roll with the team he has. I tend to think it’s more of the former. I struggle to see Colbert and Mike Tomlin being content with Coty Sensabaugh and a struggling Artie Burns as their corner opposite Joe Haden. There’s another angle to consider however. Would an average to above average cornerback be enough to also compensate for help at linebacker? Rome wasn’t built in a day and I don’t think the Steelers’ D would have suddenly become dominant with just one addition. All that said, I still think trying to upgrade that CB spot would have been worth a draft pick in my mind.
Fans often use the New England Patriots as a measuring stick when it comes to making yourself better. The Pats did not make any moves either so if it again comes down to the Steelers and Pats? You go with what you got.
We re-capped the Steelers’ win over Cleveland and the lack of activity by the front office last night on the Steel City Blitz Steelers Podcast presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh.
Tweet of the Day… Well done Steelers!
Our players surprised the kids at the Carnegie Boys and Girls Club, and had some fun teaching healthy habits and an active lifestyle. pic.twitter.com/aTUIVsLrji
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 31, 2018
Make sure you are following Ian’s tremendous coverage of the WPIAL Playoffs. I say it a lot but it’s the truth; his coverage is the best in Pittsburgh.
Congratulations to James Conner who has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week!
I think this would be a great week for the Steelers to turn up the turnover numbers. They seem to be getting closer to one of those games where they get multiple turnovers and that will likely start with pressure on Joe Flacco. The Steelers are currently -3 in turnover margin. That number has to get better if they are to get into the postseason.
As often as Ben Roethlisberger is in the shotgun I’m not overly concerned about his broken left index finger. It is likely to be more problematic when he takes snaps from under center. In this situation, his left hand is the bottom of the ‘V’ that is formed to receive the snap. Because he’s been doing this most of his life he should be able compensate without any issues.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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