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Terrible Towel Tales: Steelers fans angry at coverage of Kenny Pickett drama

Steelers news and commentary Thursday, January 4th

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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…

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will not play vs. Steelers in Week 18 | Andrew Stockey, WTAE

Baltimore Ravens star quarterback Lamar Jackson will not suit up for the regular-season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.

“The quarterback for this game will be Tyler (Huntley), backup will be Josh (Johnson), and that’s what we’re going with. Beyond that, there’s really not too much to talk about. The only real injury announcement that I know of for sure is that Daryl Worley will be out,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday.

U mad, bro?: Steelers fans are riled up about Kenny Pickett and the media coverage of him | Tim Benz, TribLive

David is definitely mad. About what? I have no clue. It wasn’t exactly specified. But he sure is angry about something.

“Sports writers..are particularly lazy.. Afraid of getting a real job.. First qualification to be a sports writer is to be a natural at being a 100% full fledged narcissist.. Starving for the attention you so need in your life… Also wanting to connect with sports which most sports writers suck at. And envy of the players you so judge.. Hate to burst your bubble,,writing about sports doesn’t tie you to or make you part of sports, or the sports industry ..any more than myself writing about astronauts and space flights make me part of NASA..”

Well, David, one thing sports writers can do is formulate an argument and express a well laid-out opinion. That’s something you didn’t do at all in this email. I have no idea what column you are responding to or what opinion I advanced that is agitating you. I just know you wanted to verbalize a little temper tantrum in written form and hit send.

Porter, Peterson win team awards | Teresa Varley,

It’s the time of year when honors are handed out at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and that was the case when rookie cornerback Joey Porter Jr. and Patrick Peterson were both honored by the Pittsburgh Chapter of Pro Football Writers of America.

Porter won the Joe Greene Great Performance Award while Peterson is the winner of ‘The Chief’ Award.

The Joe Greene Great Performance Award was established in 1984 and named after the legendary Hall of Famer and presented each year to the Steelers’ top rookie.