Steelers News: Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Keith Butler
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 Saturday, Nov. 19th.
Wins cure everything
There’s only so many ways you can dump on the Steelers at this point. The offense isn’t clicking like we thought they would, draft picks aren’t panning out and the defense is actually worse than we all expected them to be. One thing that will quiet all of those complaints is winning.
“We have to pull a full performance together. I just think have had had good practices, even though we lost games. We have had good weeks of practice. We have to put together a good performance together. I don’t think collectively we have put a good performance together on offense, defense and special teams. I think that is what we have to do now.” – Le’Veon Bell
Gee, ya think?
No cleats this week
Receiver Antonio Brown has been known for his custom cleats so far this season. From imaged of his children to paying tribute to the late Mohammed Ali. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler tells us that this week AB isn’t wearing any custom-made cleats.
Perhaps he realizes that everything he does, or anyone else for that matter, is amplified during a losing streak. Maybe he didn’t get any custom cleats made for Cleveland because Cleveland is the worst and why bother? Could be any number of reasons.
Gonna need to tighten that up
Keith Butler is leading potentially the worst defense in Steelers history this season. The team is dead last in the NFL with 13 sacks and the 21st ranked total defense in the league. It’s the kind of defense that, I don’t know, might let a winning touchdown score with nine seconds left from 32 yards out.
Butler is now deciding to start a 38-year-old James Harrison in place of Jarvis Jones, which sounds like a bigger deal than it actually is. Only because Harrison has been getting the majority of the snaps anyway so it really doesn’t matter who gets on the field first.
The PPG’s Ray Fittipaldo reminds us that it is a game of inches and right now Pittsburgh isn’t winning those inches at all. They’re going to need to get to the quarterback, get some turnovers and get off of the damned field on third downs.