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Steelers News: Should Steelers fans be more optimistic about this 2019 team?

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving into Week 2 of the NFL regular season, and as the team prepares for the Seattle Seahawks, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until the season starts!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how it might be time for fans to relax, realize the loss last week was just one of sixteen games, and calm down a bit.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Steelers were embarrassed in Week 1, and so were the fans. Many have thrown in the towel on the 2019 season, but isn’t that a big premature?

Tim Benz: Too harsh on Steelers? Not based on what Mike Tomlin said

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Perhaps dealing with a brief crisis of conscience, I asked myself a question Tuesday morning.

Have I been too hard on the Pittsburgh Steelers since their ugly 33-3 loss in New England Sunday night?

I’ve written, said and posted some pretty critical things.

Maybe I should’ve kept in mind that the Steelers were playing in Gillette Stadium. Against the defending world champion New England Patriots. On banner-raising night. On a day when the Pats were relatively healthy and particularly sharp.

I guess I could’ve cut the Steelers a break.

However, based on what Mike Tomlin had to say at his weekly press conference, I’m starting to wonder if I was tough enough on them.

The head coach himself claimed the team “laid an egg,” described certain moments as “catastrophic,” and other mishaps as “failing miserably.”

Now I’m starting to think I was too understated.

“We’ve got to put play on tape that reflects our intentions,” Tomlin said at the end of his opening comments Tuesday.

That was a revealing statement. Many observers of the game complained that the performance was “un-Steeler-like.”

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  • According to Ben Roethlisberger, fans should realize there is a lot of season left to be played.

Ben: ‘The sun is still shining’

By: Teresa Varley,

The answer wasn’t just concise, it was definitive when Ben Roethlisberger was asked on Wednesday morning if his preseason enthusiasm for the Steelers was dampened at all after the team’s 33-3 loss to the Patriots on Sunday night.

“No,” Roethlisberger emphatically replied to the reporter’s question.

The reporter followed up. ‘Not at all?’ he asked.

“Not at all,” Roethlisberger replied.

You won’t find a single player in the Steelers locker room who was pleased with the outcome of the season opener, but you also won’t find a player who is throwing in the towel either. They all still believe in each other, believe in what they can accomplish, and that starts with Roethlisberger.

“It’s one game,” said Roethlisberger. “We played the best team in football at their place. We still have a game this weekend and we are excited for it.”

Roethlisberger is the first to acknowledge there is room for improvement, the first to admit the team wasn’t ‘good enough.’ Roethlisberger completed 27 of 47 passes for 276 yards, one interception and no touchdowns and he knows it begins with him as far as improving as the team prepares to take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at Heinz Field.

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  • The Steelers lost another member of those great dynasty teams.

Former Steelers lineman Sam Davis found dead at 75 after 14-hour search

By: Natasha Lindstrom, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Former Steelers lineman and four-time Super Bowl champion Sam Davis has died at 75, officials said Tuesday night.

Police found Davis’ body near his home at an adult care housing complex on Versailles Avenue in McKeesport shortly before 9 p.m. — about 14 hours after Davis was reported missing by his family.

“At this time, police detectives have not found anything suspicious or criminal regarding this incident,” McKeesport police Captain Chrisopher Halaszynski said in a statement shortly after 10 p.m.

Officials did not elaborate on precisely where or how Davis was found, nor did they say how he may have died.

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