Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey named former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as the second-toughest quarterback that he’s ever faced. Humphrey had Patrick Mahomes at No. 1, while Joe Burrow was No. 3 and Trevor Lawrence No. 4.
“Big Ben has literally diced us up into a freaking 20 sliced pie!” Humphrey said on the Punch Line Podcast.
Toughest QBs Marlon Humphrey has faced:
1. Patrick Mahomes
2. Big Ben
3. Joe Burrow
4. Trevor Lawrence
Snub: Tom Brady pic.twitter.com/X3Wbkm81jY
— Punch Line Podcast (@punchlinepod44) August 30, 2023
🏈 After a stellar preseason, Pete Schrager of Good Morning Football has Kenny Pickett as his No. 1 player to breakout in 2023.
Nobody has a list like Peter’s. 👨🏻🎓 pic.twitter.com/dEvK2Pl60f
— Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) August 31, 2023
🏈 Cam Heyward had former Steelers cornerback Joe Haden on his Not Just Football podcast. Heyward and Haden discussed cornerbacks vs. wide receivers, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland, the Diontae Johnson and George Pickens duo, and the “Swamp Kings” documentary and more.
It's about time we have this next guest on the pod 😏
— Not Just Football (@NotJustFootball) August 30, 2023
🏈 Current Steelers players Alex Highsmith, Kenny Pickett and Joey Porter Jr. supported Jerome Bettis at his Bus Stop Here Foundation event at Topgolf in Bridgeville. Former Steelers players Charlie Batch and Arthur Moats a were also there.
What a great time at Top Golf supporting Jerome and his Bus Stops Here Foundation. Tons of laughs all around. pic.twitter.com/UQfXiaJKFB
— Charlie Batch (@CharlieBatch16) August 31, 2023
💰 The Steelers have moved from +550 to +450 to win the AFC North, per John Ewing of BetMGM. Thirty-three percent of bets (most) are on Steelers to win division at BetMGM.
🏈 Bill Hillgrove will begin his 50th season on Pitt play-by-play duty on Saturday when the Panthers take on Wofford. Hillgrove has been the play-by-play broadcaster for the Steelers since 1994.
🏈 Kentucky men’s head basketball coach John Calipari thinks Mike Tomlin is the perfect coach for Kenny Pickett. Calipari is from Moon Township and is a Steelers fan. He’s been close friends with Tomlin for several years.
📅 On this day in 1997, the Steelers got crushed by the Dallas Cowboys, 37-7, in the season opener at Three Rivers Stadium.
🎂 Happy Birthday to former Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore, born on August 31, 1983 in Westerville, Ohio. Moore only played one season with the Steelers, which was in 2014. He played the majority of his career with the New Orleans Saints. Moore won a Super Bowl with the Saints in 2009.
🎥 Newly signed Steelers cornerback Desmond King had a 73-yard punt return touchdown against Pittsburgh in 2018.
— Blitzburgh (@Blitz_Burgh) August 30, 2023
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: An eye injury has forced former Penguins winger Carl Hagelin to retire from hockey.
Pittsburgh Baseball Now: Break out the brooms: Andre Jackson earned his first MLB as the Pirates swept the hapless Royals.
Pittsburgh Sports Now: A Pitt NIL collective has introduced a Fake Slide Pilsner in honor of Kenny Pickett’s ACC title game touchdown.
West Virginia Sports Now: The Bengals have signed former WVU QB Will Grier to their practice squad.
Nittany Sports Now: Landon Tengwall, projected to be Penn State‘s starting guard, has medically retired.
Pittsburgh Soccer Now: The Carnegie Mellon soccer team is balancing sport and science.