Steelers News: Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger
The Steelers have dropped the last three games and Steeler nation is in full panic mode.
While the team tries to regroup from the latest loss to gear up for the 7-1 Cowboys coming to town we’ll be busy looking for mentions of you Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Tuesday, Nov. 8th.
Pittsburgh was going to have a tough task to run on a Ravens defense that was fourth against the run going into the game. They did, however, just allow the New York Jets offense to run wild on them prior to their bye. Unfortunately, however, Le’Veon Bell did not enjoy the same kind of day.
Mike Prisuta reminds us that Bell was limited to just 32 yards on 14 carries in the 21-14 loss on Sunday.
After taking flack for abandoning the run too early in previous losses to Philadelphia and Miami the game plan seemed to stick with it almost stubbornly in the failed effort.
Bell couldn’t get anything going on the ground against Baltimore but thankfully that wasn’t the worst part of the day so at least there’s that.
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If you’ve been wondering why we haven’t seen Antonio Brown twerking in the end zone lately it’s because the rhythm just hasn’t gotten him. He’s gotten in in the end zone but in failing efforts the last three games. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler explains that Brown has had some company wherever he goes on the field.
The Ravens were throwing everything but their male cheerleaders (Which they totally have) at Brown in double and sometimes triple coverage. Brown explained that other guys are just going to have to step up. Drops by guys like Sammie Coates and Eli Rogers are literally killing us, man.
Ok, obviously not literally. But you get the point.
After a Steelers loss there are many stages we all go through similar to the stages of grief. One of those stages includes the stage where we decide on who or what is to blame and then look for people to argue about that to make sure that our thoughts of whom or what is to blame is the most right.
It’s an important part of the healing process, clearly. Former NFL coach Brian Billick spoke with Good Morning NFL about whether or not Ben Roethlisberger returned too soon from his knee injury and could that have attributed to the loss to the Ravens.
I’m not sure Roethlisberger’s knee had anything to do with letting Mike Wallace blow by for a 95-yard touchdown or a blocked punt so we’re good. Not as good as 5-3, but good on Ben’s knee, obviously.