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Steelers Morning Huddle 10/13/2013

It’s Game Day Steeler Nation! Is this the day the Steelers turn it around? Here’s what’s being said about your Pittsburgh Steelers around the block.

Roethlisberger anxious to get back on track

Ralph Paulk of the Trib discusses how Ben Roethlisberger is anxious to make up for the mistakes he’s made so far this season that have helped led to the team’s 0-4 start. While the past few weeks have been nonstop coverage on whom or what is to blame for the Steelers worst start in 45 years, Ben Roethlisberger is willing to shoulder the responsibility.

“I’ll take it upon myself because that’s my role as a quarterback and as a guy who has been here 10 years. As a captain, I’ll take the blame. I’ll try to get the guys going and lead by example.” – Ben Roethlisberger

Hmm. Maybe the defensive team captain might want to think about shouldering some blame too.

Antonio Cromartie expected to play for Jets

Per Marc Sessler of NFL’s Around the League the Jets will expect to have Pro Bowl CB Antonio Cromartie on the field for this afternoon’s game. Cromartie injured his knee in Thursday’s practice and hasn’t yet tested his knee at full-speed. He expects to do that for the first time Sunday morning and then make the final decision on whether he can go. Since the Jets traded former Pitt CB Darrell Revis away to Tampa Bay this offseason Cromartie was bumped up to the top CB on the team. If he can’t go for Jets it could be good news for the Steelers. If he goes and he’s hobbled, it’s also a good thing.

Steelers – Jets by the numbers

ESPN’s Scott Brown breaks down the Steelers vs. Jets matchup in terms of numbers. Here’s a rundown of some of the noteworthy numbers to keep in mind for the game:

  • 0 The number of turnovers Jets QB Geno Smith committed Monday night in the Jet’s 30-28 win over Atlanta. Also the number of turnovers the Steelers defense has gotten so far, but we already knew that.
  • 11 The amount of turnovers Jets QB Geno Smith committed prior to their last game Monday night
  • 16 Times the Steelers defense has beaten a rookie quarterback in 18 games since Dick LeBeau took over in 2004
  • 76.2 Rushing yards the Jets have allowed per game so far this season
  • 299 Total yards allowed by the Jets defense per game this season


Today the only numbers that will really matter is the final score. Here’s hoping it’s finally in the Steelers favor today. Here we go Steelers, Here we go!

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  • Milliken Steeler

    Well Kim, the guys on this site who have been writing non stop negative stuff have to eat crow this week. They are usually whipping out the negative articles but… that the Steelers won….not one new article yet.

    One win does not a season make but when you are putting out non stop negative reads, you should at least acknowledge a good win on the road.

    • Craig

      It’s called having a life. Don’t sweat it – credit will be given where it is due over the next 24 hours. It was a win today, and that’s a start.

      • Milliken Steeler

        Nice. Its just easier to be critical Craig than find good things. It almost becomes contagious. Like a Cancer, it spreads. Does that make sense?

        Anyway, cheers to the Steelers first win and hopefully continued improvement.

        • Dom DiTolla

          No it doesn’t, cancer is a awful disease and when it spreads it leads to horrific things, thoughtful criticism and analysis when spread create debate and intelligent conversation on varieties of topics.

          • Kimmy

            Well said Dom. Thanks for being eager to read more posts from us though Milliken Steeler.

    • Craig

      Besides, why would me and my other compatriots who are critical of this team eat crow? None of us has said that they will go winless or that they would with certainty lose against the Jets.

      Did they win? Sure. DId the dominate? No. Were there rough patches? Absolutely. Big ones. This team is far from being any kind of contender in the AFC North – even with BAL and CLE losing today. The first half was pretty bad, and if it were any team that had a better offense to capitalize on the Steelers (and their missed chances), they would have been in big trouble and end of on the wrong side again of the score. I CAN be certain of that.