Welcome to the Terrible Towel Tales, where we’ll highlight some of the latest stories permeating Steelers media for your reading pleasure every Monday through Saturday. In today’s news…
Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw says Kenny Pickett ‘is the answer at QB:’ Pittsburgh must fix offensive line | Bryan DeArdo, CBS Sports
“They have got to draft offensive linemen and protect their quarterback,” Bradshaw said on “Fox NFL Sunday.” “Kenny Pickett is the answer at quarterback. ... You’ve got to improve that offensive line.”
Pickett hasn’t been perfect, but the Steelers have been a significantly better team with him in the starting lineup over the past two seasons. Pittsburgh won its last six games that Pickett started and finished last season. The Steelers then won seven of their first 11 games this season with Pickett under center.
A woman met up with police and said that a man threw her to the ground and held her against her will. She said she had pain in her shoulder but did not want medical care.
Public Safety said the man, 24-year-old Tariq M. Carpenter, cooperated with officers. He was arrested and taken to the Allegheny County Jail.
Carpenter’s criminal complaint said that he was the victim’s boyfriend. He is charged with simple assault.
Information from court documents lined up with that of Tariq Marquese Carpenter of the Steelers’ practice squad.
The Steelers had said that Carpenter was released from the practice squad Sunday around 11 a.m. but did not give a reason for this release.
“That’s why there’s no leadership on offense,” Hoke said of Johnson’s dig at the Pittsburgh defense, according to Steelers Depot’s Ross McCorkle. “I played 11 seasons with the Steelers, and we had some bad games at times. We never called each other out. We never said this defense was leaking.
“There’s been a lot of times that the offense couldn’t get a first down, and the Steelers defense bailed them out and won games for them, and they never went out and said, ‘Hey, the offense was leaking.’”