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Steelers Morning Huddle 9/28/2013

The Steelers made their way to London successfully and now set their sights on leaving the city with a win. There’s going to be a lot of coverage on this game for being one featuring to win-less teams. Here’s what’s being said about your Pittsburgh Steelers around the block and from across the pond:

Ike Taylor charming reporters

The team addressed some European media following their arrival to London. Steelers CB Ike Taylor, won the room with his charm. Taylor was immediately entertained by the accents of the reporters, which in turn, entertained the reporters. According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Trib, Taylor was first asked a question but he responded with, “Man, I love ya’ll accent.” After that the room broke out into laughter and he said, “Say that again?” More laughter. When he was asked what he’d enjoy most about the experience of being in London Taylor had some royal hopes for his trip.

“I’ll tell you what:  I would love to meet the queen. The head lady.” – Ike Taylor

Steelers and Vikings A to Z

Aditi Kinkhabwala of gave us every reason to watch what would otherwise be considered an unwatchable game of two winless teams through the letters of the alphabet. Her greatest hits include “D is for Defence” because that’s how it’s spelled by the Brits and “O is for 0-3”, which is where both teams are and neither team wants to fly home at 0-4.Kinkhabwala also reminds us that “S is for Steeler Nation”, which means that even though this is technically a home game for Minnesota, expect to see mostly Steeler fans waving their Terrible Towels around Wembley Stadium.

Steelers slight favorites

Jason La Canfora of CBS sports is picking the Steelers by a point and a half on Sunday afternoon over the Vikings. In his opinion, the Steelers offense is bound to improve now that Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger have started to connect. Also, he doesn’t see a whole lot of change the Steelers defense will have to adjust to with the news that Matt Cassel will start for Christian Ponder on Sunday. La Canfora just can’t see the Steelers losing four in a row. Hopefully, him picking the Steelers won’t be the kiss of death.

Here is a tweet from the Steelers first practice in London on Friday.


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  • bk

    I think it was a huge mistake to wait so long to go… I look for a tired team tomorrow..
    I have flown to Germany before and can tell you, it takes a few days to get your energy back and get used to the time difference, etc… just 1 more questionable move by Tomlin.

  • Carl Eagan

    I’m not surprised Tomlin made another mistake and put the Steeler’s at a disadvantage by guaranteeing jet lag at precisely the wrong time. He is the undisputed master at making sure the team is unprepared to play their opponents. Hopefully Ben ignores him and Haley and calls the no-huddle himself so the Steeler’s start moving the ball at will.

  • Dom DiTolla

    When this team starts 0-4, I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing this team nose-dive like the ’11 Colts. Records like 6-10, 7-9, or 8-8 will be enough to keep the “status quo” in Pittsburgh, and it will not force the front office to “nut up” and make tough calls to improve their organization.

    In addition to their numerous declining veterans eating cap space, this franchise has (and will have) too many holes on their roster for what is happening now to continue without drastic repercussions.

    As much as it pains me to say, I’d rather see them finish 3-13 and make the necessary changes to get better from on-field, salary cap, and coaching staff perspectives than finish 7-9 and settle for the garbage we are sure to witness for the next 10 years if nothing is done.

    • Glenn Gilbert

      Wow please don’t tell people your a Steeler fan, because you are far from it. Bandwagon jumpers like you give the game a bad name and. Your clearly a pessimist and have 0 faith. Disgusting to think people like you think your a fan.

      • Dom DiTolla

        Awww, that’s so sweet. Are you the self-proclaimed “president” of “Steeler Nation?” Hahaha.

        I’m not sure what is wrong with being realistic as opposed to being blindly optimistic like you, sir.

        Where did I say that I’m “jumping off the bandwagon” as well? I simply highlighted some of the enormous problems which this rebuilding franchise must solve over the coming years.

      • Dom DiTolla

        Also found this “optimistic” gem in your comments history from a month ago:

        “Maybe by the time week one starts Tomlin can get all the starters injured. Looks like were working our way to a Clowney draft”

        Wouldn’t that make you a “pessimist” with “zero” faith too my friend? :)