The play of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris is drawing criticism from many sectors of the NFL landscape, while rookie backup Jaylen Warren is getting praise and promised more playing time.
Greg Cosell of NFL Films sees a lot of flaws with Najee Harris. “He’s kind of a pedestrian running back,” Cosell said on 93.7 The Fan. “I don’t see explosive big play potential. He’s a grinder. He’s not a foundational running back.”
According to Next Gen Stats, Najee Harris has the worst rush yards over expectation total this season at -72.
NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger loves everything about Jaylen Warren. “Jaylen Warren always catches my eyes no matter how dreadful a game becomes. Does a lot of things very well for a RFA,” Baldinger said.
Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he will play Jaylen Warren more going forward.
Warren had a higher snap count than Harris, 38-37 on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
T.J. Watt celebrated his 28th birthday on Tuesday.
Montravius Adams and J.C. Hassenauer joined the UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center’s nutrition and culinary staff to demonstrate the preparation of healthy dishes for breast cancer patients and survivors.
The Steelers are averaging 4.8 yards per play this season, which ranks 31st in the league. The Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals are surprisingly averaging 4.8 yards per play, as well. The Buffalo Bills lead the league in yards per play at 6.7.
Cam Heyward is treating his brother Connor like any other teammate. “I’m going to hold you accountable as a teammate. I’m going to push you…because my other brothers wouldn’t have it any other way,” Heyward said on Religion of Sports. “They would make sure that you’re hard on him. You make sure that he understands not only the Steeler Way but the Heyward Way. There’s two Heywards that have been here before, so now you got a third one coming into the picture. Big shoes to fill, but fill them your way.”
Ryan Clark didn’t mind Diontae Johnson being annoyed by his criticism, but he did deliver a response. “I do not miss football and I have not missed it a day because I gave every ounce of what I had to play the 13 years that God gave me,” Clark said during a segment on ESPN. “So you need to make sure when you got to give it up or they push you out, that you ain’t got to miss it because you gave everything that you had, because right now it don’t look like that, bro.”
Former Steelers safety Myron Rolle was featured in the New York Times for his work as a neurosurgeon. Rolle’s feature was a part of The Times’ “It’s Never Too Late” series that tells the stories of people who decide to pursue their dreams on their own terms. “I do believe that every individual has something brilliant in them and has a responsibility and a purpose that they were placed here on this earth for such a time as this time,” Rolle said.
Tuesday marked the 24th anniversary of when Bill Cowher lost his temper with a reporter following a Steelers’ 25-20 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
October 11, 1998: Bill Cowher is not happy after a Steelers loss to the Bengals. pic.twitter.com/qexE9G02hq
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