Analyst Both Concerned, Impressed By Steelers Win

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette beat writer and Steelers insider Ed Bouchette joined the Fan Morning Show in his weekly spot to recap the Steelers’ win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bouchette says he has some concerns about the Steelers’ offense.

He doesn’t like their running game and the play of their offensive line. If both of those areas don’t improve by the time the playoffs start, Bouchette says he doesn’t think the Steelers will make a deep run.

Bouchette remains impressed by the passing game of Ben Roethlisberger even with the play of the running game and concerns over the offensive line.

According to one of Bouchette’s sources, coach Mike Tomlin was very irritated after the win. He didn’t know why, but speculates that it could have been the lack of calls going Roethlisberger’s way, a fight after the game or all of the holding penalties.

Bouchette said the team needed a lift after “sleep-walking” through the first part of the game, and Troy Polamalu provided that play.

Bouchette said he would vote for Polamalu as defensive MVP, if he still had his AP vote.

He thinks the team will follow their routine of holding Polamalu out of practice this week.

He also tells the Fan Morning Show that one of Polamalu’s teammates told the Post-Gazette’s Ron Cook that his Achilles’ injury is really a calf injury.

Finally, Bouchette said that Tomlin and the Steelers are trying to take advantage of Mike Wallace’s speed by changing up the play calling.

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  1. Phyllis A. Nesbitt says:

    It’s about time Tomlin sticks up for his players !!!! All these weeks of the Steeler players being blatantly hit with no penalties has caused great concern in the Steeler nation of why Coach doesn’t talk out against the lack of fairness.

  2. BILL says:

    I THINK PHYLLIS IS ABSOLUTLY CORRECT. AFTER WATCHING SEVERAL GAMES THE LAST FEW WEEKS I THINK THE OFFRICIALS ARE NOT WATCHING THE SAME GAME I HAVE BEEN WATCHING. IF YOU TOUCH BRADY IT IS A PENELTY BUT YOU CAN KILL BEN AND IT IS OK. I THINK ANDERSON SHOULD BE RELIEVED OF HIS DUTIES .

  3. patrika says:

    i agree on all of the above and all of these injuries are killing us on the offensive line and normally that wouldnt bother me with a healthy ben running around but we all know hes in bad shape

  4. Johnny Alaimo Sr. says:

    our play calling is too predictable we need to be more creative, , and what is there to say about our cornr’ers other then they suck !!! And it’s time that the wimp tomlin starts speaking up in behalf of his players, cuold ou ever imagine noll or cower sitting back and not saying anything !!!!!!! tomlin is our weakjest link !

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