Steelers News: David DeCastro, Artie Burns, Mike Mitchell

The Steelers got the weekend off after handling business against the Colts Thursday night and return to work to get ready to face the Giants.

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While the team works off the Thanksgiving weight they gained over the long weekend 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. 29th.

I don’t know her

It’s true that the Steelers would have benefited from a Bengals win over the Ravens on Sunday. A Cincinnati win would’ve given Pittsburgh the outright lead in the division instead of being tied with Baltimore again.

According to Mike Prisuta, however, the team couldn’t care less what’s going on with the guys in purple.

Offensive guard David DeCastro shares his thoughts about scoreboard watching or just letting things fall into place.

“We know it’s going to come down to that game, regardless of how things really shake out. You never really know, but at the same time it’s in our control to an extent. It’s going to come through, we’re going to have a factor in it, and if we can win these games, especially the division ones, we’re going to have a good chance of being in.” – David DeCastro

I’m assuming he’s talking about the playoffs. Pittsburgh would need to win the division to get into the playoffs. A Wild Card spot would most likely be out of reach for them, given their record.

Looking forward to it

Rookie cornerback Artie Burns is coming into his own so far this season and is getting to the point where he’s actively looking forward to covering top receivers. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler describes how Burns has gone from covering Dez Bryant to Mike Wallace and now can’t wait to cover Odell Beckham Jr.

Beckham is one third of the Giants’ trio of play-making receivers who also include Victor Cruz and Sterling Shepard. But Burns isn’t scared of anyone.

“You can’t run away from the best, right? This is why we’re here, for moments like this.” – Artie Burns

You’re right Artie, in fact you could say that some people wait a lifetime. For a moment like this. Just ask Kelly Clarkson. I’ll see myself out.

I am a fan

I am a Mike Mitchell fan. I am unashamed to admit that. I know he gets the brunt of criticism from fans whether it is warranted or not but I feel like he delivers. Sure he got stiff armed by Mike Wallace for a 95-yard touchdown but he’s also become quite the enforcer in the middle of the field.

Ray Fittipaldo of the PPG details how Thursday night’s win against the Colts was evident of how Mitchell can be everything Steeler fans want and need in a safety. He delivered punishing hits, he stopped progress and he even caught an interception.

If anyone can redeem themselves on the defense for that performance against the Ravens earlier this month it’s Mitchell. The fans will let him know either way though.

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