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Steelers Daily Links: PFF Snubs Watt Again, JPJ Near Top in One Stat

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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt lines up against the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 3, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Pro Football Focus somehow left Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt off their midseason All-Pro defense. They had Myles Garrett and Nick Bosa at edge rusher instead.

๐Ÿˆ The last time the Green Bay Packers beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh was in 1970.

๐Ÿˆ Joey Porter Jr. has a 48.3 passer rating allowed when targeted this season, which ranks fifth among all defensive players, according to Pro Football Focus.ย 

๐Ÿˆ Former All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman and Skip Bayless both think Matt Canada needs to be fired. Bayless said Canada’s the issue offensively.ย “Matt Canada might as well go to Canada. The Steelers are winning in spite of their coordinator,” Bayless said on FS1’s the Undisputed.ย 

๐Ÿˆ Mike Tomlin’s daughter Harlyn signed her letter of intent to Georgia where she’ll be on the gymnastics team. ย 

๐Ÿˆ Former Steelers quarterback Duck Hodges was at the CMA Awards with girlfriend Lainey Wilson, who continues to take home significant country music awards as one of the best country singers around.

๐ŸŽ‚ Happy Birthday to former Steelers wide receiver Roy Jefferson, born on November 9, 1943 in Compton, California. In 1968, Jefferson led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,074. His 58 receptions and 11 touchdowns were both second-highest in the NFL that season. In the following year, he was named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and several other outlets. Heย finished that season with 67 receptions for 1,079 yards and nine touchdowns and became the first Steelers receiver to post back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.

Despite being the Steelers’ best offensive player, conflicts with head coach Chuck Noll as the team’s player representative resulted in a trade to the Baltimore Colts for Willie Richardson and a 1971 fourth-round selection (104th overallโ€“Dwight White) on Aug. 20, 1970.

๐ŸŽฅ J.J. Watt said on the Pat McAfee Show that he got his first urge to put on the pads again prior to the Steelers-Titans game last Thursday night.

“When I was with T.J. before the game it was truly the first time that I wished I was getting ready for a game,” Watt said. “I went in the next day and worked out in the Steelers facility. Nothing compares to the atmosphere and camaraderie in a football building.”

 

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