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Steelers News: Jaylen Samuels lets his play do the talking in the Week 4 win over the Bengals

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving into Week 5 of the NFL regular season, and as the team prepares for the Baltimore Ravens, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until the next game starts!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how Jaylen Samuels didn’t complain when he didn’t get an offensive touch in Week 3. Instead, he remained patient and did damage vs. the Bengals on Monday Night Football.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Jaylen Samuels had to be steaming when he didn’t even touch the football in Week 3 vs. the 49ers. How are you supposed to help your team win if you don’t even touch the ball? Well, let’s just say he let his play do the talking in the Week 4 win over Cincinnati.

Kevin Gorman: Jaylen Samuels goes from zero to hero for Steelers

By: Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Cincinnati Bengals were stacking the box against Mason Rudolph, daring the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback to beat them on Monday Night Football in his first start at Heinz Field.

That’s when the Steelers revealed a new wrinkle to their offense, a package that initially appeared to be born out of desperation but one that had been part of the game plan all along.

Jaylen Samuels never touched the ball against the San Francisco 49ers but became the focal point of a wildcat formation that tamed the Bengals with a mixture of forward flips and keepers.

“When I heard wildcat, I knew it was time to go,” said Samuels, the second-year back who took direct snaps as a senior at N.C. State. “I just made sure I got into the film room, took notes on the details I needed to know and went from there.”

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  • So, do you understand the challenge process for pass interference? Neither does Mike Tomlin, and he is on the competition committee!

Lack of clarity on pass interference ‘frustrating’ to Mike Tomlin, Steelers

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Coach Mike Tomlin is still trying to get a grasp on the new NFL rule that subjects pass plays to replay review when determining whether interference was committed.

He sounded as frustrated as ever Tuesday at his weekly news conference when asked about the latest ruling that went against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Upon replay review, an offensive pass interference call against wide receiver Johnny Holton was upheld in the first quarter of the Steelers’ 27-3 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals. Holton appeared only to make slight contact with the defensive back as they went for the ball.

Tomlin challenged the call — only to lose it and a timeout. It was the 11th consecutive challenge Tomlin lost dating to the 2017 postseason. Even the addition of Teryl Austin to assist with challenges didn’t work in Tomlin’s favor.

Tomlin’s frustration was evident Tuesday when he was asked whether the ruling would affect if throws the challenge flag in the future.

“I have no idea what it’s going to look like moving forward. If anybody does, I’d appreciate it,” Tomlin said. “I don’t think any of us has a feel for what that looks like, and I’m just being honest. I don’t have any idea moving forward. It appears to be a moving target.”

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  • It looks as if Donte Moncrief’s time in Pittsburgh isn’t up, yet, and Mike Tomlin wants him to be ready in case his number is called again.

Mike Tomlin: Donte Moncrief needs to be ready when boomerang comes back around

By: Josh Alper, ProFootballTalk

The Steelers had wide receiver Donte Moncrief on the active roster for Monday night’s game against the Bengals after leaving him inactive in Week Three, but Moncrief didn’t play much of a role.

Moncrief was in on three offensive snaps and didn’t catch a pass on any of them. He’d been benched after dropping five passes in the first two weeks of the season and head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that the veteran needs to stay prepared for more action in the future.

“I like his attitude and work,” Tomlin said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “You don’t have to be in this a long time to realize the boomerang comes back around. He needs to be ready for it when it does.”

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