The Steelers are back at their facilities on the South Side refreshed from their bye week and hopefully ready to address the problems that have led to their disappointing 0-4 start to the season. Here’s what’s being said about your Pittsburgh Steelers around the block.
Brown learning Steelers offense
The team returned to practice on Monday following their mandated 4-day break for the bye week and newly acquired offensive lineman Levi Brown had already given himself a leg up by studying the Steelers playbook during the time off. As Teresa Varley explains, Brown picked up the playbook last Thursday and has been studying it ever since. He took some snaps with the offensive line team Monday in preparation for the Jets but probably won’t be quite up to speed in order to start on Sunday.
“There is a lot of different terminology for the same plays, so that’s something I have to switch in my head. There are things that are different because every team is different, but for the most part it’s pretty similar.” – Levi Brown
Seven keys for Steelers
ESPN’s Scott Brown has apparently unlocked the seven keys for the Steelers to be able to reverse their losing ways. Brown picks some obvious things the Steelers need improving on short of saying “They need to win more games.” Here is a summary of his keys:
- Fix problem at Left Tackle
- Lean on Le’Veon Bell
- Involve Cam Heyward more
- Stop missing tackles
- Win turnover battle
- Go after the quarterback
- Take care of the ball better
Oh well then, glad he was here to figure all this stuff out for us. So seems easy enough, I’m sure they’ll just coast on by the next 12 games then.
Steelers honor memory of L.C. Greenwood
The Tribune-Review reports that several former Steelers were on hand for a memorial service on Monday in East Liberty for L.C. Greenwood, who passed away on September 29th. Among those in attendance for the funeral service were Mel Blount, Dan Rooney, Art Rooney II, Bill Nunn, Mean Joe Greene, and John Banaszak. Former Steelers JT Thomas and Joe Greene addressed the service and spoke of their life after football with Greenwood.