Steelers News: Landry Jones, Le’Veon Bell, Tom Brady

The Steelers return home battered and bruised from an ugly loss in Miami only to have to face the Patriots this week.

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While the team recovers and reloads for the next challenge 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. 20th.

Don’t panic

Any Steeler fan who tells you that they have confidence issues in Landry Jones is probably being honest and forthcoming with their emotions. The reality is that with the news that Ben Roethlisberger could miss up to 4-6 weeks with his knee injury is that Landry is it, whether we like it or not.

Jones spoke before practice on Wednesday about how he has confidence in himself to lead the team. He kept repeating that he was excited for the opportunity to play and he’s looking to build on the experience he had last season.

Teresa Varley said that Arthur Moats explained that Jones addressed the team Wednesday morning and has stepped up into the leadership role and the team is confident to have his back. So hear that, Steeler Nation? Don’t panic. We good?

Guy love

Patriots head coach and leader of the underworld Bill Belichick is fond of Le’Veon Bell. You’d think that based on his awful facial expressions and corpse-like press conferences that he has no emotions at all.

Apparently, based on comments Around The NFL’s Conor Orr has that Belichick made to reporters on Wednesday about Bell, he celebrates his entire catalog.

“Oh my god. Oh yeah, tremendous player. Great hands, catches the ball, very quick, makes people miss. Strong, breaks tackles. Excellent balance. Tough. Doesn’t run out of bounds … Bell’s as good as anybody we’ll play.” – Bill Belichick

He stopped just short to saying how Bell’s rap tracks are straight fire. Geez, you two, get a room.

Father time

Let’s all take a moment to realize that without Ben Roethlisberger in this game (and even if he was playing) there’s going to be nonstop gushing about how 39-year-old Tom Brady is defying Father Time. He came back from deflated ball suspension to not break a hip on the field. Yay for him.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler explains that his first two games back from suspension have stats unmatched in history with 762 passing yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. When’s he just going to retire already and make horrible pizza commercials with Peyton Manning already? Enough.

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