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Steelers Daily Links: PFF Loves Jaylen Warren, Hines Ward Breaks Down Offense



Steelers RB Jaylen Warren
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren runs against the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 2, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren was the highest-graded running back (91.1) from Week 9 by Pro Football Focus. Warren rushed for 88 yards on 11 carries (8.0 average) and caught three passes for 25 yards in the Steelers’ 20-16 win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night.

🏈 Former Steelers guard and Hall of Famer Alan Faneca will be at the first ever Steelers Watch Party in Ireland, the team announced on Tuesday. The Watch Party, which will be held at historic Croke Park in Dublin, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 19 when the Steelers play the Cleveland Browns. The event is sold out.

Due to the Rooneys close ties to Ireland, the Steelers were awarded marketing rights to the country as part of the NFL’s Global Markets Program in May.

“I think it’s exciting,” Faneca said, via Teresa Varley of “Branching out and expanding into a new market that I would imagine with Ambassador Rooney being over there, there is some attachment already to the Pittsburgh Steelers. So, it’s exciting to be a part of a group that’s going to go over there and try and expand it even more.

“Anything to be a part of Mr. Rooney’s dreams and visions, and to be a part of helping that means the world to me and to the rest of the Steelers family as well. It’s exciting to go over there and be a part of it.”

🏈 The Steelers revealed their gameday poster for the Steelers-Packers game on Sunday.

🏈 KDKA:  Former Steelers quarterback and four-time Super Bowl champion Terry Bradshaw sold his $22.5 million 800-acre Oklahoma ranch. Bradshaw Ranch will become Red River Equine after the former quarterback and TV personality closed the sale, handing off more than 20 years of ownership. The ranch is being re-developed and marketed as a large-scale premiere breeding, training and sales preparation facility catering to different parts of the American Quarter Horse industry, according to a press release from Icon Global Group, a firm that sells unique high-end properties.

🏈 J.J. Watt is forming into an ultra Yinzer. Not only does he love Sarris chocolate-covered pretzels, but he would also like to see the block jerseys stay permanent and for the end zones to be painted gold.

🏈 Former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward understands the fanbase’s frustration over the team not winning a playoff game since 2016.

“Our fan base is Super Bowl or nothing. Other organizations are just hoping to get into the playoffs. Our mindset in Pittsburgh has always been championship or nothing. That’s why you see our fans are spoiled,” Ward said while laughing, via DJ Siddiqi of Forbes. “They’re used to success, winning championships and I don’t blame them. They have every right because that’s just the expectation mindset we have in Pittsburgh.”

The Steelers’ offense has struggled immensely in 2023, but Ward likes the fact that Kenny Pickett comes up big in the fourth quarter.

“At the end of the day that’s all you want, is a winner,” Ward said. “The only stat that means anything is wins and losses. As a quarterback, things sometimes start off slow, but it’s about the moments, right? When I look at situational football, Kenny has rose to the occasion. When they need to make a play in the fourth quarter and need a comeback drive, I like what I see.”

🎂 Happy Birthday to former Steelers wide receiver Jason Johnson, born on November 8, 1965 in Gary, Indiana. Also, Happy Birthday to former Steelers defensive lineman/linebacker Bob Kohrs, born on November 8, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona.

🎥 Kenny Pickett played catch with a young Steelers fan from Ohio at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Tuesday. Landyn, a sixth grader from Ohio who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, came to the Steelers South Side facility for a tour. But he wasn’t expecting Pickett to be his guide. WPXI will have more on the story later this week.



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