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J.J. Watt thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers will rebound after an embarrassing Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

“The Steelers certainly have work to do between Week 1 and Week 2,” Watt told Bryan DeArdo of CBS Sports. “But when you have a coach like Mike Tomlin, who knows what he’s doing; there’s a reason why he’s never been under .500. He’s gonna get that turned around real quick. His famous saying is ‘the standard is the standard,’ and I’m sure that there’s plenty from that film that he turned on on Monday that wasn’t the standard. All you’ve got to do is that put that film on, be very honest about it, and then go out and get it corrected for Week 2.”

Watt thinks the Steelers need to have a more balanced attack offensively when they play the Browns on Monday night.

“It would certainly help, there’s no doubt,” Watt said about having offensive balance. “You run the ball and open up the play-action game. The problem was they got behind a little bit and it got tough. And you know that Cleveland is going to try to run the ball as well. Nick Chubb is an incredible player and he’s going to try and run, especially with the success that McCaffrey had last week.

“Obviously, the offense has to get some things going. They had a great preseason, it just didn’t translate to Week 1, so they have to figure out quickly what they have to fix for Week 2.”

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🏈 Colin Cowherd of FS1 thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers are living off their past success.

“You sound like a well-run business without any upside. It’s a restaurant that never changes its menu,” Cowherd said about the Steelers. “Again, it’s the mom-and-pop business and Silicon Valley. Stable, it’s profitable, but it does feel like they’re not ever going to be it. That’s what it feels like to me. But, hey, same customers, expectations, makes everybody comfortable. I like Mike Tomlin, but they’ve won eight or nine games (in) four of the last five years. And that’s what they feel like.”

🏈 Miami Dolphins All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill has surpassed former Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown on the all-time list for 185-plus yard receiving games (8). Hill told AB on X that he learned from watching the OG.

🏈 Mike Tomlin’s son Dino had a 52-yard catch for Boston College against Florida State on Saturday. The Seminoles defeated BC by two points, 31-29.

🏈  Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz had an interesting quote regarding the Steelers history.

“We don’t worry about that. We’re trying to be the best we can be on a particular Sunday. We’ll let the chips fall where they may after that,” Schwartz said, via Fred Greetham of the Orange and Brown Report. “They have a great, great storied history of defense. We have a lot of respect for what they’ve done and things like that. But none of that is going to mean anything on Monday night. It’s going to be the two teams this year. These guys. Let me know if Mean Joe (Greene) and Jack Lambert are playing, because if we need a plan for Franco Harris or Lynn Swann or John Stallworth or Franco or Terry Bradshaw, we’ll get that ready. But those guys aren’t playing. This is a new year. This is a new year. So what’s happened in the past, that doesn’t mean anything to this game. We have respect for them. We always respect our opponents, but we’re going to accentuate us and what we do well and try to give our best performance and not worry about the rest of the league or what’s happened in the past or what’s going to happen ten weeks down the road. Let’s keep our eyes on today and Monday night.”


🎂 Happy Birthday to Steelers punter Pressley Harvin III, born on September 17, 1998 in Alcolu, South Carolina.

🎥 The Steelers official account on X posted a hype video for Monday night’s game against the Browns.

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