It’s hard to consider and hopefully not seen as arrogant, but the Chiefs are really bad – so should the Steelers think about sitting more than just those who are injured? The team will more than likely sit Antonio Brown, Troy Polamalu and Stevenson Sylvester. Gilbert and Mendenhall had limited practices today. Dwyer and Rainey had full practices. But should the Steelers consider sitting them all?
Again, this is meant as no insult to the Chiefs. It’s a bit absurd to sit players when a team is in the middle of competing against a tough AFC North division. But that is also a prime reason to do so. The Steelers face the Ratbirds (this IS meant as an insult) following the Monday night game against the Chiefs. It’s another big and important matchup for these two rivals. The Steelers have a chance to rest a bunch of guys and put themselves in a healthier (note I didn’t say ‘better’) position to outlast the Ravens a week later. Maybe the should even consider playing some guys for only a half – like Ben, Pouncey, Harrison, Clark, etc.