“Tom Brady? He is what he is. He’s good,”
The Pittsburgh Steelers have heard it all before but this year the trash talking from their next opponent, the New England Patriots, has gone to a new level of low after Patriots receiver Julian Edelmen questioned the way the Steelers franchise is run.
Pro Football Talk’s David Smith reported yesterday that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger came to the defense of the franchise and it’s owners.
We’ve got our trophies out there. I’ve got owners that I think are the best in the business. They’re family to us, and I’m sure if he talked to his owner, he would say the same thing about the Rooneys. Anybody in here in the football world or the regular world that [knows] the Rooneys knows what they stand for. It’s a blessing to call them a family.
Brady will pick on CB’s
Rookie cornerbacks Artie Burns and Sean Davis are fully aware that veteran QB Tom Brady will test them the entire game but, they have been tested every game thus far leading into the AFC Championship.
“Yeah, I’m aware of that,” Davis said. “I’m aware of that every time I step out on the field on Sundays. We have less experience, and they might try us, but I feel like we’ve been playing well, that we’ve been making plays, so you can go on and keep trying me.”
“Tom Brady? He is what he is. He’s good,” Burns concurred. “That’s what he does. “He’s a savvy vet. That’s what savvy vets do; they go after rookies. I’m prepared for it. It’s a challenge. I’ve just got to be ready.
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Roethlisberger will not play for 2nd week
The Pittsburgh Steelers lost week one of the 2016 preseason 30-17 against the Detroit Lions at home. Now come the revamped Philadelphia Eagles now led by Head Coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-9 in week of of preseason action.
The team announced the Ben Roethlisberger will not play for the second week in a row in an attempt to keep the aging veteran insulated for a while longer.
“I know what Ben is capable of,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “He showed up in tremendous condition. He’s performed well. He’s obviously a veteran. What’s required for him to be ready to play might be different than others.”
The Steelers expect to see a bit more of Sam Bradford this week than what he played against the Bucs. Bradford has been touted as much further ahead than he was at this point in the preseason last year. He only received three snaps last week so expect to see more of him as well as Steelers rookie LB Javon Hargrave chasing after him. Hargrave has earned high praise from Head Coach Mike Tomlin.
“His pedigree routinely flashes,” Tomlin said. “He’s a talented guy, yes.”
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The Cincinnati Bengals self-imploded Saturday as emotions ran high for the entirety of the game. In the end, it was the name you hear nearly every weekend, and not in a good way. Vontaze Burfect was once again shown to be one of the most undisciplined players in the league even after you know Head Coach Marvin Lewis warned him to keep his head.
It began with a vicious Burfect head shot to receiver Antonio Brown after an incomplete pass. the hit left Brown on the turf and possibly unconscious for a few seconds. The ensuing penality sent CB Adam “Pac Man” Jones into a frenzy that culminated in Jones pushing the referee into throwing another flag. 15 yards later, the Steelers kick the ball for an 18-16 win.
“We won the game, that’s all that matters,” QB Ben Roethlisberger said.
The Steelers must now prepare for a trip to Mile High Stadium, where they take on the Denver Broncos in an AFC Divisional match up. Roethlisberger is currently listed as day to day after taking a brutal hit from Burfect at the end of the third quarter. Big Ben was reinserted into the game with a minute and change remaining in the game.
“You’ve got to salute the man,” Steelers guard Ramon Foster said Saturday night. “He’s a guy that’s proven to be a winner.”
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After the last meeting between these two AFC teams, the NFL handed out over $140,000 in fines from their week 14 match up. In that game, the fighting began in the pre-game warm ups before the Bengals lost QB Andy Dalton with a broken thumb. Bengals Vontaze Burfict was fined for a nasty hit on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. But the trouble didn’t begin there.
The troubles between these two teams began in week 8 after Burfict applied the hit that knocked RB Le’Veon Bell out for the season then proceeded to celebrate. After that incident, Steelers Guard Ramon Foster had this to say.
“He’s that type of guy,” Foster said. “That type of guy will get his sooner or later. … If you’ve played against him, you know what I mean by it. He’ll play it off, act dumb about it, but you don’t run across the field acting hyped, celebrating, running up and down when a guy goes down like that.”
Now playing for their playoff lives, coaches on both sides hope that this will be a cleaner game.
“They kind of got it out of their system there in the last game,” Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther said.
Not so sure about that after RT Marcus Gilbert put out a tweet before the holiday:
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The Cincinnati Bengals will look to punch their ticket into the playoffs with a punch in the mouth to the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday in a pivotal match up of AFC nemesis’s.
Ben Roethlisberger is looking to redeem himself after a three interception debacle in their last meeting.
“I played bad football,” Roethlisberger said.
Don’t expect a repeat performance as Big Ben has been playing quite well of late, racking up 810 yards and five touchdowns in his last two games.
“It’s going to be hard to have much more than a divisional opponent in their place who’s arguably the best team in football,” Roethlisberger said. “I’ve got to believe at least coming from me it’s already going to be as competitive as it gets.”
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With 11 Wide Receivers on the current Steelers roster, the team believes that this could be one of the deepest in the NFL at the receiver position.
“I think some guys that are pretty good football players probably won’t make the team,” Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley said
The receiving squad are led by recently signed veteran Lance Moore who brings 4,281 yards and 38 touchdowns from the New Orleans Saints who cut him and RB Darren Sproles this off season. Moore caught some flack when he was asked to compare quarterbacks Drew Brees and “Big” Ben Roethlisberger.
“I would say that Ben has a little bit stronger of an arm, maybe a lot stronger arm,” Moore told ESPN. “Just from the last couple of days with him here, that’s something that kind of jumps out at me. If you are kind of lazy with your eyes the ball will zoom right past you. That’s something that I will have to adjust to. I feel like the quarterback should never really have to adjust to the receiver.”
Saints fans went crazy over those comments prompting Moore to tweet a follow up.
“Everybody down south is mad now? Never said I disliked Drew or am not thankful for my time w him. Wouldn’t be where I am w/o him. Chill out,” Moore posted on his Twitter account.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers, still reeling from a 27-24 heartbreak loss last weekend will attempt to regain form against Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals. For the Bengals, a victory against the Steelers could conceivably knock them out of the playoffs.
Steelers LB Larry Foote but it succently
“We’re going to see what we’re made of. We’re going to fold to the pressure or make love to it,” Foote said.
For the Bengals, it will take Dalton a near perfect game and the knowledge that the team controls their own destiny.
“Yeah, we’ve got everything in front of us. We’ve put ourselves in a good position to control everything,” Dalton said. “So these last two games are two big games for us. We’ve got to come out and show what kind of team we are, and there’s not better opponents to do it against than the Steelers and the Ravens.”
In his second game back from injury, Ben Roethlisberger and his Pittsburgh Steelers dropped another game but Ben is taking the blame for this one.
“Yes, absolutely,” he said after being asked if he let his team down. “One-hundred percent. This is on me. I let the team, the fans, everybody down.”
The Cowboys have won their last two games and are facing the New Orleans Saints next week while the Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals on the 23rd of December.