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Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive for Covid-19 putting Cheifs vs. Patriots in doubt

Behind the Steel Curtain - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 12:00pm
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This is the second team to be effected by Covid-19 this week

The NFL announced this morning that Patriots quarterback and former league MVP, Cam Newton has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List. Not only will Newton be out for the Patriots showdown with the Chiefs, but the game itself is now postponed until the rest of the Patriots roster can be cleared.

Patriots’ QB Cam Newton tested positive and is out for Sunday’s game vs. Kansas City, per @FieldYates and me.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020

The Patriots become just the third team to lose a player for a game due to Covid-19, but this is the most high-profile case to hit the league. It’s also the first time a starting quarterback will be forced to miss game time.

Sunday’s Patriots/Chiefs game has bee postponed until either Monday or Tuesday, the league says, after positive COVID-19 tests on both teams. That reportedly includes Cam Newton ⬇️

— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) October 3, 2020

Newton had been enjoying some what of a career renaissance with the Patriots. After shoulder and ankle injuries ended his tenure in Carolina, Newton would famously wait 86 days into free agency to find another team. Through three games with the Patriots, Newton has a career high completion percentage (68.12%), 714 passing yards, 149 rushing yards, and 6 total touchdowns.

The postponement of Chiefs vs. Patriots doesn’t appear to have the easy schedule fix that the Steelers and Titans saw earlier in the week. If more cases arise in New England it is a possibility another week is added to the end of the season.

UPDATE: According to the NFL’s statement they released, players from both the Patriots and the Chiefs have returned positive tests ahead of their game.

Official from the NFL.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 3, 2020

Stay tuned to Behind The Steel Curtain for all the latest NFL and Pittsburgh Steelers news.

Steelers 2021 NFL Draft and College Game Day Open Thread

Behind the Steel Curtain - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 11:00am

Let’s take a look at Week 5 of the 2020 college football season.

Welcome to Week 5 of the college football season. After the upset of then ranked No. 3 LSU, one wonders how far Mike Leach can take the Air Raid and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Can he upend the rest of the SEC? The talk this week has also been about grad transfer K.J. Costello and his phenomenal performance. Costello threw for 623 yards and 5 TDs in the upset win. Mississippi State is now currently ranked No. 16 and is set to square off against Arkansas this afternoon at 7:30 PM on the SEC Network.

It does conflict with my plans, as you’ll see below, but I will be keeping up with that game and have it set to record on the DVR. How can you not be interested in game two? The question is how far did Costello’s stock rise after last week’s performance.

Highlighted Game

No. 7 Auburn Tigers at No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs — 7:30 ESPN

Highlighted Player

Zamir White, RB, No. 3, Georgia
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 215lbs

I don’t think many believe James Conner will be back with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021. The possible cap restraints and the number of players due new contracts in 2021 will make it difficult to offer a second contract. I am a huge Benny Snell Jr. fan, but not a fan of his tendency to leave the rock on the ground. Questions remain when talking about the future of that position in Pittsburgh.

White finally gets his chance to show what he can do in what was always a crowded running back room at Georgia. Throw in the fact he has had two knee surgeries, there are questions that have to be answered. What you will see is a hard nosed football player with a powerful running style. He has three down ability, although not the most fluid in terms of the passing game, but he will not shy away from stepping up to take on the blitz. Great vision that helps his one cut and go style. Hoping the young man can stay healthy and I’m sure his injuries will turn some away but he is a fun watch. Currently projected late third early fourth.

Other Notable Games

No. 13 Texas A&M at No. 2 Alabama — 3:30 CBS

Join in on the conversation and tell us what game you are watching and what prospect(s) you would like to see in the Black and Gold!

Stay Safe and GO STEELERS

Only three weeks into the season, Steelers QB rumors continue

Behind the Steel Curtain - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 10:30am

Sam Darnold’s rumored availability should the Jets land the number one pick in the NFL Draft has led to fans, players, and analysts pointing at the Steelers

The 2020 Steelers offseason was filled with rumors about whether the team should bring in just about every available quarterback. This trend seams to have continued into the season as well. Now it’s New York Jets third year pivot, Sam Darnold.

The Jets have struggled out of the gate and are trending in the direction of becoming the third team in NFL history to have an 0-16 record. In turn, the Jets would ‘win’ the Trevor Lawrence lottery and would surely place Darnold on the trading block. Once this trend started online the first team that many people thought should be interested in Darnold’s talents was the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The internet community thinks Darnold would be a great back up for Ben Roethlisberger, and after a few development years Darnold could be the next man to steer the Steelers’ ship. But it’s not just fans calling for this, even Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has seemingly thrown his support in the Sam Darnold to the Steelers bucket stating “That’s my guy, man. Sam Darnold, if we could get him to Pittsburgh, I would, but I love Ben.”

JuJu wants to free his USC QB

(via @CBSSports)

— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) September 30, 2020

The former number three overall pick in 2018, Darnold really hasn't gotten a fair shake since entering the league. The rosters Darnold has been a part of have been abysmal, and the coaching he has received has been worse. With some stability, and time to rebuild his confidence in Ben Roethlisberger's shadow, Pittsburgh might just be the perfect place for Darnold.

Just take a look at some of the talent Darnold has had to play with. The best receiver Darnold has had is either Robby Anderson, or Jameison Crowder (Any of the Steelers’ current core four receiver would rank above those two names). Le’Veon Bell has either been injured or a shell of his former self, and the Jets’ offensive line has been one of the worst in football. Give him some talent and Darnold might just be the perfect reclamation project.

These Sam Darnold in a Steelers jersey edits

— Phillip (PIT 3-0) #SaveSamDarnold (@MVPSamDarnold) October 2, 2020

While nothing on this front will happen any time soon, it will be a minor story line to follow if the Jets lock up the first overall pick.

But what do you think? Should the Steelers chase after Sam Darnold come seasons end? Let us know down in the comments below!

The outbreak continues, three more Titans players test positive for COVID-19

Behind the Steel Curtain - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 9:12am
Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans Week 4 game was postponed, and it was the right call.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were slated to travel to Nashville to play the Tennesee Titans in Week 4 of NFL action, but the coronavirus had different plans. After the Titans’ return from Minnesota in Week 3 they experienced some players and personnel who tested positive for the virus.

The NFL responded by postponing the game which was scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

But the league wanted to see the result of other tests before they put an official day/time on the game.

The result? More positive tests.

What was developing within the Titans organization was a COVID-19 outbreak, and the outbreak continued with the results from their Friday testing showing three more players testing positive for the virus.

This per Adam Schefter of ESPN:

Outbreak now official: Three more Titans’ players tested positive today in Tennessee, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020

If you haven’t been keeping count, the latest results mean 16 total members, players and personnel, have tested positive. At this point, the Titans’ facility has been closed since Monday, and it doesn’t seem as if it will be open anytime soon. If things don’t start tapering off soon, their Week 5 game vs. the Buffalo Bills could start to become in jeopardy.

But there is good news among the throng of positive tests in Nashville. The Vikings, who played the Titans last Sunday in Minnesota, have not had any positive tests after their Friday testing rounds.

This per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network:

The #Vikings had zero positive tests again from Friday's round of COVID-19 testing, per source.

They're off to Houston later today for Sunday's game against the #Texans, while the #Titans outbreak continues to expand with another player and two staff members positive.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 3, 2020

The Vikings’ season continues, while the Titans’ hangs in the balance. What happens next? The Steelers and Titans have an impromptu Week 4 bye week and they both will continue to undergo daily testing in hopes the virus will slow itself down and allow things to run smoothly moving forward.

The Steelers now turn their attention to their Week 5 opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles, so stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes on this Keystone state rivalry.

How do the Steelers stack up against the NFL's other undefeated teams?

Behind the Steel Curtain - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 8:30am
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With the Steelers starting 3-0 for the first time in a decade, let's take a look at how they compare to the other unbeaten competition.

After an impressive come from behind victory over the Houston Texans, the Steelers are sitting comfortably atop the AFC North at 3-0. Alongside them, the league's other undefeated teams include the Chiefs, Titans, Bills, Packers, Seahawks, and Bears. Many of these teams were expected to be undefeated at this point in the season and are likely to be vying for the Lombardi trophy come January. While these are probably not the seven best teams in the league, they currently lead the standings and are in the best position to make the playoffs. With that said, I am going to do my best to rank each of the remaining undefeated teams, and examine how the Steelers compare to each them.

7. Chicago Bears

The Bears are perhaps the most surprising team to be on this list after rattling off three wins to start the season. Their most impressive victory came this past week, when quarterback Nick Foles came off the bench to lead a 16 point 4th quarter comeback. It seems unlikely that the Bears will remain unbeaten, with difficult games against the Colts, Rams, and Buccaneers coming up in the next 4 weeks, but they deserve credit for what they've been able to put together so far. When comparing them to the Steelers, they are actually built fairly similarly: a very strong front 7 backed by a solid secondary and an offense that has shown flashes of greatness, but lacks consistency. However, until the Bears can show that they can compete with stronger competition, and show better balance on both sides of the ball, they will remain at the bottom of this list.

6. Tennessee Titans

The Steelers week 4 opponent is the the next team on this list after narrowly winning their first three games by a combined 6 points. Following a rough start to the season, Stephen Gostkowski has been a huge part of the Titans success, kicking a game winning field goal in every game so far. In addition to special teams, Tennessee has enjoyed strong starts by both Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry, two players for whom the Steelers will need to spend a lot of time game planning for this week. The main thing lacking from this team is star talent; outside of Henry and Tannehill, they don't have many players who standout on either side of the ball. Still, they are much more consistent than many of the NFL's teams and, considering how impressive they were at the end of last season, are capable of great things. I need to see them defeat some tougher competition before I can truly believe in this team, though, and they will certainly have the chance to do so with games against the Steelers, Bills, and Texans on the horizon.

5. Buffalo Bills

The Bills entered the season as a favorite to both win the East and compete for a top seed in the AFC. So far, they have done just that, knocking off the Jets, Dolphins, and Rams respectively. Defensively, they haven't dominated as they did in many of their games last year, but offensively, they have taken off, currently averaging 31 points per game. Josh Allen is playing at an MVP level, throwing for over 300 yards in each game, and has already established a strong connection with offseason acquisition Stefon Diggs. At the running back position, they present a strong 1-2 punch in the form of Devin Singletary and rookie Zack Moss. If the Bills can figure out things on the defensive side of the ball, they have a great shot at winning their next two games and entering their week 6 matchup against the Chiefs at 5-0. They are probably the closest team to the Steelers right now in terms of both talent and coaching, and the main reason that I have them ranked lower is because of their atrocious second half last week. In fact, they were incredibly lucky to escape with a win, which wouldn't have been possible without a late pass interference call in their favor. The next two weeks, in which they take on the Raiders and Titans, will be great indicators of whether this team is for real.

4. Pittsburgh Steelers

As much as I'd love to put the Steelers at the top of this list, they haven't done well enough to merit it just yet. While at times they have looked dominant on both sides of the ball, they haven't yet been able to put together four strong quarters of football in any of their games. Against the Giants, it was a slow start that included a fumbled punt and giving up a long touchdown pass. In week 2, it was a rough third quarter that saw a 14-point lead disappear almost instantly. And finally, last week it was a disastrous first half in which the defense allowed the Texans to score three touchdowns seemingly without breaking a sweat. Still, I'd rather not focus on the negatives when this team has shown so many things to be excited about. Ben Roethlisberger is back to playing at a Pro Bowl level, and James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster have returned to their 2018 forms. The defense has held opponents to just 2.7 yards per carry, the lowest total in the NFL, and has already racked up 15 sacks, also good for best in the league. If the offense and defense can work in sync, rather than be forced to bail each other out on a weekly basis, this team will be scary come playoff time. The Steelers championship window may be closing, but they seem ready to take advantage of it while they still can.

3. Green Bay Packers

The Packers seemed destined for a decline this year after getting decimated by the 49ers in the NFC Championship. Thus far, they have shown no signs of doing so. Aaron Rodgers has the offense rolling and averaging over 40 points per game. They haven't had to play any top tier defenses just yet, but nevertheless that number is beyond impressive. On the defensive side of the ball, Jaire Alexander and Darnell Savage lead a strong secondary that has already already intercepted both Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford and held each to around 250 yards. The rush defense that was exploited by multiple teams last year has looked at least average, if not better, and they are getting decent pressure on the quarterback with 8 sacks on the year. This team has earned this spot on the list, simply outplaying their opponents week in and week out in every facet of the game. So far, there has been no reason to believe that the Packers won't find themselves back in the NFC Championship this year, but getting past the next team on this list will be an extremely difficult task.

2. Seattle Seahawks

What can't Russel Wilson do? The super bowl winning quarterback has turned a relatively average roster into one of the league's best teams. He has thrown for four or more touchdowns and posted a passer rating above 130.0 in all three games so far, connecting on seemingly every throw he attempts. Wilson has never been surrounded by strong offensive weapons, and now that he has some in Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, he is playing at the level many knew he was capable of. The Seahawks defense, however, has not enjoyed the same success. The unit that was expected to drastically improve after the arrival of safety Jamal Adams has allowed allowed 30+ points in two out of the their three games thus far. They are fortunate that they are backed by such an impressive offense, and will need to improve if the Seahawks are to remain this high on the list. But, for the time being, Seattle has earned its rank among the NFL's best teams, and Steelers fans should consider themselves lucky that they will not have to face Seattle for another 3 years (pending a Super Bowl appearance).

1. Kansas City Chiefs

There were some questions about whether or not Kansas City would have any sort of Super Bowl hangover, especially after their disappointing performance against the Chargers in week 2. They were put to bed this past week, when the Chiefs dominated the Ravens in every stage of the game. In just three season, Patrick Mahomes is already being compared to some of the best quarterbacks in NFL history and we will surely continue to add to his accolades over the next few seasons. The addition of rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire adds another element to an offense that already included Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Travis Kelce. Even the Chiefs defense looks improved from past years, especially after they completely shut down the reigning MVP Lamar Jackson, holding him to under 100 passing yards. Fortunately for the Steelers, the one way to beat them seems to be to put constant pressure on Mahomes, and keep the Chiefs offense in check. There isn't a team in the league that can beat the Chiefs in a shootout, but if you can collapse the pocket and slow Mahomes down, you might just have a chance. For now, be glad the Steelers don't play them in the regular season, but come playoff time, don't be surprised if Pittsburgh finds themselves heading to Kansas City as a heavy underdog.

So what do you think of my rankings? And how do you think the Steelers compare to the other remaining undefeated teams? Let us know in the comments.

The Steelers and their fans shouldn’t be so indignant about the Titans’ COVID mishap

Behind the Steel Curtain - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 7:00am
Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

The Steelers and their fans better lighten up on the Titans after their COVID snafu. It could just be a matter of time before the shoe is on the other foot.

“I’ve been coming here for six years, and for six years, you’ve been stickin’ it to me. I wanna know how come.”

“You don’t wanna know.”

“Yeah, I wanna know how come!”

“You wanna know?” Alright, I’ll tell ya! Because you had the talent to become a good fighter, but instead of that, you became a leg-breaker for some cheap, second-rate loan shark!”

“It’s a living.”

“It’s a waste of life!”

Forgive me if I didn’t get the awesome quotes exactly right from that one scene in the iconic 1970s classic movie, Rocky, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that, upon learning that Rocky got an unexpected one-in-a-million shot to fight the champ, Mickey, who spent the first half of the film really sticking it to our hero, had to humble himself in-order to ask Rocky if he could train him for the bout. As you may know, Rocky initially wanted nothing to do with Mickey crumbing around him now that he finally got his shot, but then, being Rocky and all, he felt bad and agreed to bring on old Mickey.

Enough of that, as it’s just a pretentious way of saying that the Steelers and their fans shouldn’t be so hard on the Titans, who caused their Week 4 match-up with Pittsburgh this week to be postponed until October 25 thanks to several players and staff members testing positive for COVID-19.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger spoke to the media on Wednesday and didn’t seem too sympathetic of the Titans plight, especially when there was still a chance they’d have to play the game without having an adequate amount of practice time to prepare during the week.

Tight end Eric Ebron chimed in on Twitter when the NFL announced on Thursday that the game was officially postponed and that Pittsburgh’s bye would likely come much sooner than he or any of his teammates thought:

“I’m confused on how this became our problem.. my son’s birthday party was bye week now I’m missing his birthday & bad enough I don’t even see my kids. shit sucks.”

The Steelers weren’t the only ones acting indignant. Their fans quickly joined in and were looking for redemption in various forms, including a forfeit, a loss of draft picks and for the make-up game—officially scheduled for October 25 at Nissan Stadium—to be moved to Heinz Field.

Word to the wise, you should remember Mickey and how Rocky initially lashed out at him when he asked him to be his trainer. You don’t want to do or say anything now that could be thrown back in your face later. Why do I say that? Because the Steelers could have to walk a mile in Tennessee’s shoes if one of their players tests positive for the virus and throws a huge monkey wrench into the remainder of the NFL’s 2020 schedule.

Say the Titans were forced to forfeit the Week 4 match-up. Would you or the Steelers be okay with forfeiting a future match-up, especially one that came in December and carried huge playoff implications?

I know another concern is the timing of the bye and that Pittsburgh’s will now happen much sooner than anyone expected. This will lead to the Steelers being forced to play 13-straight weeks heading into a hypothetical playoff game.

To steal from head coach Mike Tomlin: I don’t care. Yeah, I know he said, “we,” but he was being all business-like and macho about it. I’m being a jerk and saying I couldn’t care less about them not getting a week off over course of the next three-plus months. The NFL went decades without having regular-season byes, and it didn’t stop anyone from winning a Super Bowl.

It doesn’t have to, this year, either.

Would it be better if the Steelers had a bye later in the season? Sure, but I doubt they’ll truly suffer because of it. Besides, what happens if there’s another COVID incident that affects a Steelers game post-bye? How would the league make that contest up?

I also understand the concern about the Steelers now having to take on the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium one week after facing the Titans in Tennessee. Also, Baltimore will be coming off a bye, while the Steelers will likely be coming off a very spirited contest against the team that wiped the floor with the Ravens in the playoffs last January. And to make matters more complicated, the Steelers will be in Dallas a week later. That’s right, three-straight road games.

I would be outraged over that, if not for the fact that the Steelers are now in the throes of a rare four-game homestand against some very suspect teams.

Finally, I know you’re mostly disappointed in not being able to see the undefeated Steelers take on an undefeated Tennessee team on Sunday, but look at it this way, you normally dread the bye, right? This time, much like a doomed character about to get whacked on the Sopranos—“Forget about the money you owe me. Come on, let’s go get some pizza in this totally secluded area”—you didn’t even see it coming.

Byes happen when they happen. Instead of worrying about the Steelers getting screwed, let’s just hope they can make it 13 more weeks without being compromised by another COVID crisis. If not, the whole league will probably be screwed.

After 3 weeks of the 2020 NFL season, penalties are down from previous years

Behind the Steel Curtain - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 6:00am

Are teams committing less offenses, or are the officials not penalizing what they should?

The NFL is almost 25% into its regular season and already several places are making comparisons with how things are going compared to recent years. One particular stat which is been reported is the number of penalties being called per game in 2020. According to the following data, penalties are down a little more than 1.5 per game through the first several weeks of the season.

Why is NFL scoring up 5.4 points per game vs. last season? It's simple. The game is being officiated way differently.

— Rob Pizzola (@robpizzola) September 29, 2020

After looking at the above tweet, one might study these numbers and realize they don’t exactly add up. Not every penalty is listed here with such items as intentional grounding or various personal foul penalties such as illegal hands to the face.

Of the categories given, several items stand out right away. First of all, defensive offsides and offensive false starts are two categories which stand out as being slightly down from years past. With most games being played with no fans or a very limited amount in the stadium, this could be the reasoning behind these numbers being down.

Another interesting trend is a decrease in defensive holding and an increase in illegal contact and defensive pass interference. When adding these three categories together over the last five seasons, there is not much of a difference in the totals as they are as follows:

2.58 in 2020
2.68 in 2019
2.60 in 2018
2.78 in 2017
2.68 in 2016

With such a little difference in 2020, it appears that officials have been calling about the same amount of penalties against those defending receivers (although defensive holding does not necessarily come from holding a receiver), but the breakdown in what they are calling is different. It seems that when an infraction is called this season, pass interference penalties are being awarded more often than illegal contact or holding.

One thing I have noticed more in 2020 is now that pass interference is no longer reviewable, players have been embellishing contact to get calls. It has gone both ways as defenders have been made some theatrical reactions to contact and receivers have been grabbing hands of the defenders to make it look like they are holding them back. On reply these moves are obvious, but the officials do not have this luxury anymore and will need to adjust to these strategies.

The most obvious statistic which ultimately has a number of penalties down for 2020 is the major reduction in calls for offensive holding. For anyone who has been watching NFL games, the number of holding calls being flagged has been unusually low, particularly in games involving the Pittsburgh Steelers. While it has been great news that none of the Steelers offensive linemen has been called for holding in 2020, it’s also quite frustrating to see T.J. Watt constantly being held during his pass rush without a flag being thrown. What appears to be the issue is officials are simply not calling offensive holding nearly as much in years past at this point of the season even though it may still be occurring just as often.

Just for clarity’s sake, the total number of penalties missing from the given categories are as follows (I would call this the “other” category):

4.38 penalties in 2020
4.44 penalties in 2019
4.66 penalties in 2018
4.62 penalties in 2017
4.46 penalties in 2016

While all “other” penalties not specified in the above tweet are down slightly in 2020, it’s not an overly significant amount.

So what is the biggest culprit so far for the decrease in penalties in 2020? It’s obviously offensive holding. Yes, false starts and offsides are a little lower, but not nearly as much as compared to the holding calls.

The real question is will this trend to continue throughout the 2020 season? Are officials letting things go early in the season due to the lack of preseason games? Is this something the league is intentionally doing, or is it just the officials that need to get into the swing of things since they did not have any practice before the regular season?

These are interesting questions to remember as the season progresses. While there’s a good chance these numbers could even out over the course of a full season, realizing the officiating has specifically not been calling as many holding penalties is something to keep an eye on when you’re watching various NFL games this weekend.

Podcast: 3-0 Steelers, no bye, no dramas 

Behind the Steel Curtain - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 5:30am

BTSC continues to offer new podcast for your Steelers listening pleasure. Check out our latest weekly venture with an international flavor. Put another shrimp on the barbie and check out Steelers Touchdown Under with two blokes from Australia, Matty Peverell and Mark Davison.

The term “no dramas” has a lot of connotations. Down Under it has a different slang meaning. With the Steelers at 3-0 and having a drama-filled week, the two blokes put their spin on it. Join Matty Peverell and Mark Davison from Steelers Nation Australia (and the future) as they bring an international perspective to the Steelers Week 3 victory, the Steelers/Titans postponement, and much, much more. This is what will be discussed on the Touchdown Under, the newest sensation from the BTSC family of podcasts.

Check out the rundown of the show:

  • Overall reaction to the Week 4 postponement
  • Standout performances - position groups and individual players
  • The undefeated teams of the NFL
  • Slingin’ the slang
  • Punts
  • and MUCH MORE!

Be sure to check out all episodes on the following platforms:

Apple Users: CLICK HERE


Google Play: CLICK HERE

You can listen to the show in the player below.

Show your support for the 2020 Steelers with the BTSC “We Do Not Care” T-Shirt

Behind the Steel Curtain - Sat, 10/03/2020 - 5:00am

The Pittsburgh Steelers might have to play 13 games in a row, and Mike Tomlin made it clear the team does not care.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a bye in Week 4. It wasn’t scheduled, but such is life in this crazy 2020 NFL regular season.

Regardless of circumstances, you can’t help but love Mike Tomlin’s quote when he was asked about the rigors which will come with playing 13 games in a row to finish out the regular season.

“We don’t care.”

Straight to the point, and with authority. Tomlin knows how to speak to his team through the media.

But he can also speak to the fan base through the same medium. It is almost as if Tomlin was talking to every fan who bleeds black and gold every Sunday, Monday or Thursday and said, “We won’t make excuses...we will take care of business.”

With that said, we here at BTSC decided to partner with our friends at BreakingT to get a WE DON’T CARE Pittsburgh 2020 shirt out to the fans so they can show their support. The shit is sold in a variety of sizes, and you can check out all of them in the link below!

Order yours today!!

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