Good Day to you Steelers’ Fans!
We hoped that Mike Tomlin would provide some clarity for us regarding the second half situation with Ben Roethlisberger this past Sunday. I’m not sure we got it. Tomlin and Roethlisberger (on his radio show) both said that the delay in him returning to the game was a bad X-ray machine. Apparently the film was so bad that doctors could not make a determination on what exactly the injury was. This shouldn’t be surprising in Oakland. It’s the worst stadium in the league and the Raiders have put zero money into it. However, the bigger issue is whether Big Ben should have played at all. Worst case scenario would have been him have a broken rib which then could have done more damage to an organ. Furthermore, Tomlin stated he was going to go in only in an emergency situation. An ’emergency situation’ such as this is defined by the backup quarterback (Josh Dobbs) getting hurt. That didn’t happen. Roethlisberger entered the game only because the team was losing. Therefore, did Mike Tomlin put Roethlisberger’s health at risk? Thankfully there were no breaks but the whole situation stinks.
Ben and I discussed the Steelers’ recent slide last night on the Steel City Blitz Steelers Podcast 110 presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh. Very good show with a wide range of topics.
Tweet of the Day… Ryan Switzer has proven himself on the field and does so off the field as well.
'We came together for a good cause, one I am proud to be associated with.' – @Switz
— Teresa Varley (@Teresa_Varley) December 12, 2018
As I stated yesterday there were kickers brought in to tryout but as of this time we still don’t know the result or who they were. Ben Anderson put together this piece on the implications of cutting Chris Boswell.
Ian knocked out this article on just how bad the Steelers’ defensive failures in the fourth quarter are in a historical perspective.
I said this earlier this week and I’ll say it again… I never dreamed that there would be so little discussion about the Patriots heading into Patriots’ week. Strange…
I posed this on Twitter this morning and I’ll throw it to you here. Can you imagine Steelers’ social media when Bill Cowher was going 7-9, 6-10 and 9-7 in three straight years? Those were all non-playoff years as well. I offer it as nothing more than perspective.
Everything we are hearing right now does not look promising for James Conner playing on Sunday. That does not mean he won’t because he could have a great of practice and be able to handle the pain, but as of right now? I’d put his chances at less than 50%.
Have a great Wednesday Steeler Nation!
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