Steelers News: Karlos Williams, Mike Tomlin, Le’Veon Bell

The Steelers keep rolling with back-to-back dominant victories.

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While the team recovers from the latest win and gets ready to head to Miami to face the Dolphins we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Thursday, Oct. 13th.

Family business

When you yell out “Williams” at practice on the South Side you’re going to have to be more specific from now own. You already would have had to distinguish between running back DeAngelo Williams and linebacker Vince Williams (not related).

Now you’ll have to be even more specific as running back Karlos Williams was signed to Pittsburgh’s practice squad as of Wednesday morning. Karlos is Vince’s younger brother and was released by the Buffalo Bills earlier this season.

Karlos served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy and has also had difficulty maintaining his weight while with Buffalo. If he can keep it together under big brother’s supervision the team is getting a backup rusher that averaged 5.6 yards per carry his rookie season.

Walk the line

Ben Roethlisberger brought up the physical practices that go on down at the South Side as a possible link to the laundry list of Steeler injuries so far this season. Teresa Varley has coach Tomlin’s response to what some were calling Roethlisberger’s criticism of the practices.

“It’s a conversation that we continually have. You have to walk a fine line. It’s a delicate thing, team development and readiness. Not enough, too much. Those discussions are ongoing and it’s a legitimate one.” – Mike Tomlin

I can imagine how difficult the line is to maneuver over the course of the season in terms of practice, especially when the team showed issues with tackling in their loss to Philly. How do you correct that in practice without going hard and risking injury?

Puppies

Anyone who follows Le’Veon Bell on his social media knows that he wasn’t just dropping straight fire bars in his down time while suspended earlier this season. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler describes how Bell found himself leading a team of 11 this summer.

The team consisted of his two Rottweiler’s and their puppies. Buddy and Beautiful, Bell’s dogs (I see a theme here) created nine adorable puppies that he had to care for until he found homes for them all. He gave some to family members and found homes for some of the puppies through social media.

I can’t think of a better way to spend the time than to play with puppies all day.

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