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Postby linchao » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:05 am

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won four straight games and continue to “stack wins.” After their 23-16 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9 Pittsburgh Steelers Hoodie , the team has to move on quickly as they prepare to face the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field on Thursday Night Football in Week 10. Today we talk about how of all the quarterbacks the Steelers have played so far in 2018, none come close to providing the same test Cam Newton does when his Panthers invade Heinz Field this Thursday night.Just look at the QBs the Steelers have faced so far this year:Week 1: Tyrod TaylorWeek 2: Patrick MahomesWeek 3: Ryan FitzpatrickWeek 4: Joe FlaccoWeek 5: Matt RyanWeek 6: Andy DaltonWeek 7: BYEWeek 8: Baker MayfieldWeek 9: Joe Flacco / Lamar JacksonThe closest thing to the dynamic style of play Newton brings to the table would be either Tyrod Taylor or Patrick Mahomes. However, Taylor is not near the passer of Newton, and Mahomes, although athletic, is not a runner like Newton.The Steelers will have their hands full on Thursday night, that’s for sure.Let’s get to the news:Steelers prepare for Panthers ‘Superman’ quarterback Cam NewtonBy: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewThe Pittsburgh Steelers insist they are fitting a full week of preparation into the three-day window they have to get ready for the Carolina Panthers. It might not be enough time to acquire Kryptonite.Central to the Steelers’ hopes for winning against Carolina is limiting their quarterback, Cam Newton, for which the Steelers’ quarterback has quite a description for the former No. 1 overall NFL draft pick.“He’s Superman,” Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday.The 2015 NFL MVP, Newton is a three-time Pro Bowler who has a career-high 100.8 passer rating this season and leads the league in rushing among quarterbacks with 342 yards. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton has 4,662 career rushing yards, third-most in NFL history for a quarterback.“Like Superman,” Roethlisberger repeated, when asked for his thoughts about Newton’s game. “Pretty spectacular.”Newton was briefly a college teammate of Steelers starters Maurkice Pouncey and Joe Haden. The three were part of what is considered one of the greatest incoming recruiting classes in college football history, the University of Florida’s 2007 haul.Pouncey said that Newton — who ultimately won a national champoionsip at Auburn — was athletic enough he could have played for Florida’s basketball team. In 2007, the Gators’ basketball team were coming off consecutive national championships.No sign of Le’Veon Bell at Steelers’ facility TuesdayBy: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewAs the Pittsburgh Steelers prepared for their only practice of a short week of preparation, they once again did so without Le’Veon Bell.Despite a tweet the day prior that fueled speculation he perhaps was headed to Pittsburgh to sign his franchise-tag tender with the Steelers , Bell had not as of when the team was holding meetings in advance of practice before Thursday night’s home game against the Carolina Panthers.Bell’s corner locker just inside the entrance to the Steelers’ locker room remains intact, and his chair was neatly folded inside it late Tuesday morning.Bell has been forfeiting $855,000 per week throughout the season – the 1/17 prorated share of the $14.5 million tender the Steelers offered him in the spring – meaning he’s already missed out on approximately $7.7 million in salary.League rules require Bell to sign his tender by next Tuesday (Nov. 13) or he is ineligible to play this season.Tim Benz: Steelers pass play for Dobbs, more strategy than riskBy: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewI was right there with you.Ben Roethlisberger goes out with an injury in the fourth quarter. Josh Dobbs comes in for his first snap as an NFL quarterback. He’s backed up at his own five-yard line. It’s second down with 20 yards to go.”Of course he’s just going to turn around and hand the ball to James Conn鈥?Wait. What the heck is he doing?! He’s going pass?! Why would they call a pass in this situat鈥?Oh. Great throw.”Yup. In that situation, Dobbs calmly walked into the game and zipped a 22-yard play-action completion to JuJu Smith-Schuster.“It’s smart to attack,” Dobbs said Tuesday. “Throw the ball down the field. Push it. Try to make a play to put yourself in the best position to keep the drive moving.”Well, sure. Yes. Under normal circumstances, of course. But these weren’t normal circumstances. We’re talking about a guy taking his first NFL regular-season snap. In Baltimore. In the shadow of his own goalpost.It seems like an unnecessary risk, doesn’t it?Hmm. Not really when you think about it a little further.First of all, you know the Ravens were thinking run just like anyone watching on TV in Pittsburgh. So they were going to buy the fake hand-off. And, they would’ve been loading up to stop the run. They weren’t pinning their ears back or coming up with some sort of blitz scheme to attack Dobbs.Why then slam Conner into a heavy front just to get a yard or two and set up something like a 3rd-and-18 from the eight-yard line? Because one of two eventualities was going to take place.Le’Veon Bell saga: How he gets to free agency, tag implications and moreBy: Jeremy Fowler, ESPNThe Le’Veon Bell holdout has become an unprecedented story: a marquee player at the top of his positional pantheon skipping whole months of a season to preserve long-term health. No other player in NFL history has held out until November without signing a franchise tag.From players to coaches to front office execs Rocky Bleier Color Rush Jersey , no one knows what to think -- or what to expect -- anymore.The longer this drags out, the more questions arise. The world of transition tags and accrued seasons only deepens the intrigue.Let’s take this to the ground level. Where do things stand with Le’Veon Bell and the Steelers as we start Week 10 of the NFL season?For more...click the link above. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won three straight games and have finally started to “stack wins”. After their 33-18 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 8, the team has to move on quickly as they prepare to face the Baltimore Ravens, on the road, in Week 9. Something I did last season and I’m going to start again is the Black-and-gold Links article. This is an article where I take stories from quality news sources across the Internet and add them here for your viewing pleasure. I won’t be posting the entire articles, but I’ll link each story and author so that you can read the full article. Today we talk about how every single report or rumor which has swirled around the Steelers’ All-Pro running back, Le’Veon Bell, has proven to be pure poppycock. They said he would report for Week 1. Didn’t happen.They said he would report during the bye week.Didn’t happen.They said he would report after the NFL trade deadline.Didn’t happen.It seems as if the only person who knows when Bell is coming back is Bell himself. Despite this situation, with each additional James Conner touchdown, it seems less and less likely he shows anytime soon. Could Bell pull a no-show for the entire rest of the season? He could, and I doubt Steelers fans would have any issue with that at this point.Let’s get to the news:Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell still no-show as trade deadline passesBy: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewMike Tomlin was wrapping up his news conference Tuesday afternoon when he was asked the obligatory weekly question about Le’Veon Bell’s delayed return to the Pittsburgh Steelers.“Anyyy other questions?” Tomlin said, raising his voice into a high pitch while elongating the first word.Tomlin smiled and walked away as laughter filled the room.Nothing had changed. It was another day without Bell at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, although, like most others, this one had extra significance.It was NFL trading deadline day, the final chance for the Steelers to ship their star running back to another team if Bell reported and signed his franchise-tag tender first.Since that didn’t happen by 4 p.m., Bell is free to report to the team without fear of being traded once he puts his name on the $14.55 million contract that has been reduced by $6.84 million because of his eight-week absence.The next date on the calendar to watch is Nov. 13. Bell must sign his contract by 4 p.m. that day. If he doesn’t, he can’t play in the NFL this season.Bell’s teammates long ago gave up speculating when he might arrive, and they’ve thrown their support behind James Conner, who is third in the NFL with 599 rushing yards. On Sunday, he became the first running back in franchise history to record a third consecutive game of 100-plus-yards rushing with two touchdowns.“I don’t want to talk about it because he’s not here,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said on his weekly 93.7 FM radio segment. “When he gets here, we’ll talk about it. Until he’s here, I’ll talk about James and the guys that are helping us win now.”Thanks to Conner’s spiking yardage totals, the Steelers have won three games in a row and take a 4-2-1 record into their game on Sunday in Baltimore (4-4).Conner was held to 19 yards on nine carries when the Ravens defeated the Steelers, 26-14, on Sept. 30 at Heinz Field. Since then, Conner has rushed for 367 yards on 64 carries, a 5.7 average. He has scored six touchdowns in that span, increasing his season total to nine.“Keep it going,” guard David DeCastro said. “I think it’s one of the things that is the standard. I don’t think anyone is really surprised by it. No one is over here hooting and hollering and getting really excited about it.“I think everyone’s like, ‘Let’s keep doing it.’ That’s what we pride ourselves on week-to-week and repeating it.”Kevin Gorman: Steelers’ best move is one they didn’t makeBy: Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewJust hours before the NFL trade deadline, Mike Tomlin was asked about whether he expected the Pittsburgh Steelers to make any moves.“I haven’t thought a lot about it Terry Bradshaw Jersey , to be honest with you,” Tomlin said, stern and stiff-lipped. “I’m sure the phone will ring. We’ll see what happens. But more than anything, I’ve just been focused on Baltimore.”Over the next three hours, a handful of deals were completed around the league: The Texans traded for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, the Eagles for wide receiver Golden Tate, the Rams for defensive end Dante Fowler, the Redskins for safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and even the Ravens for running back Ty Montgomery.The Steelers stood pat.Like it or not, that’s business as usual for the Steelers in October. Their wheeling and dealing has been done around the NFL Draft and before the start of the season, not at the trade deadline.The best move is the one they didn’t make.Le’Veon Bell didn’t sign his franchise tag tender, so the Steelers couldn’t trade the All-Pro running back who has boycotted the offseason and the first seven games. Perhaps this was his plan all along, to wait until after the trade deadline to report so he couldn’t be dealt.Like him or not, Bell is better than any player who was traded Tuesday and would provide the Steelers the best boost if he ever decides to show up and play. He has until Nov. 14 to report, but it’s a crapshoot to say if and when he will arrive at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.Bell just doesn’t play cornerback, the position of need.The Steelers were smart not to press the panic button, refusing to overreact to the concerns at the corner opposite Joe Haden. Perhaps that will come back to bite them if Artie Burns keeps showing up late to the Saturday walk-through, if Coty Sensabaugh’s toe injury is worse than anticipated and if Cameron Sutton can’t cut it as a cover corner.Telling from Tomlin was how he answered a question about why the Steelers put a premium on protecting draft picks, instead of playing fantasy football and using them to acquire players with pedigree.“We believe in homegrown talent,” Tomlin said. “We invest time and resources into the development of players. Players buy into what we’re selling and work their tails off to improve and be reasons why we’re successful. I think it’s difficult to walk away from relationships when people are invested. We’re invested. The players are invested.”James Conner’s numbers hard to ignore, with or without Le’VeonBy: Jeremy Fowler, ESPNThe fans inside Heinz Field weren’t the only ones chanting James Conner’s name during Sunday’s 212-yard performance against the Cleveland Browns.Apparently Ben Roethlisberger’s son was, too.“I texted [Conner] and I told him, ‘James, it must have been pretty cool to have [Heinz Field] chanting ‘Con-ner, but you want to know something that’s even cooler -- when I come home and play catch with my son and every time he catches it he’s you,’” Roethlisberger recalled on his weekly radio show Tuesday. “I said, ‘Thanks for being a good role model and please don’t ever stop understanding that everything you do you have a chance to be an amazing role model.’”The Conner project is off to a roaring seven-game start, which doesn’t discount Le’Veon Bell’s brilliance on the field over five seasons. But it does raise questions about how the Steelers should handle the running back position when Bell returns.One obvious question is, should the Steelers ride the hot hand?If building an NFL team, a full-strength Bell over Conner is the logical pick. The Steelers would probably make that pick. Bell is an All-Pro with a versatile skill set not seen since the days of Marshall Faulk. His raw production -- 128.9 total yards per game from 2013-17 -- is unmatched for a five-year stretch.But Bell’s two-month absence has complicated matters. Conner has 922 scrimmage yards, the second most in franchise history through seven games -- behind Bell’s 938 yards in 2014. His 367 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns the past three weeks are why it’s “not hard to figure out” why fans chanted Conner’s name, coach Mike Tomlin said.Bell hasn’t touched an NFL practice field in nearly 10 months. And though Steelers players are intrigued by a killer two-back system, the offense has been a one-back, workhorse attack for as long as Bell has worn the black and gold.
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