Steelers News: Ben Roethlisberger, Locker Room, James Harrison
The Steelers have lost four in a row and are about to embark on a two-game road trip to try to turn this season around.
While the team tries to figure out where to go from here after a soul-crushing loss to the Cowboys we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Tuesday, Nov. 15th.
He called it
Antonio Brown told Teresa Varley after the game that Ben Roethlisberger called the fake spike play himself. With 42 seconds left on the clock and no timeouts Roethlisberger said that offensive coordinator Todd Haley was telling him in the headset not to waste a down but Ben knew it would work.
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Odd that Roethlisberger would share that information but on other plays he stays quiet on whether it was a coach’s call or his call. Like the decision to go for it on fourth down in the first game of the season against Washington.
In spite of Roethlisberger’s excellent performance on Sunday the team still fell short. He called for discipline and accountability.
“We’ll chew this up. And we need to be more disciplined and more accountable. We just have to make plays and be accountable and be disciplined.” – Ben Roethlisberger
Things are tense
The only place that might be tenser than the Steelers locker room this month could be the dinner table when someone brings up politics. After four straight losses and the last one being especially crappy the team is going through some emotions, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Ben Roethlisberger said he doesn’t know what the core problem is, whether players or coaches. But that the team needs to be accountable. Safety Michael Mitchell thinks the players and coaches are all in the right jobs but just not doing them well enough.
And James Harrison has his own description of how things are going.
James Harrison wasn't interested in discussing any one #Steelers defensive breakdown: "It was totally shitty. We are quite terrible."
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) November 14, 2016
It looked for a moment on Sunday that linebacker James Harrison became Pittsburgh’s all-time sack leader when he joined Stephon Tuitt to take down Dak Prescott for a 12-yard loss early in the third quarter.
Unfortunately, whoever, as the Steelers Wire points out, the scoreboard credited Tuitt for the total sack and that means Harrison’s record-breaking sack will have to wait one more week.
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