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, Randy Fichtner has gotten his group to not only play as one, but to lean on James Conner to develop balance.Speaking of Conner, while many saw him as a great backup running back when he was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft, no one saw this coming.Conner hasn’t just replaced Bell during his holdout, but has made fans forget about No. 26, and started thinking all about No. 30.Everyone knows the statistics, but the details of how Conner and the rest of the offense work in unison is a completely different story.The NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger broke down some of Conner’s key plays in Week 9 in his latest Twitter “Baldy Breakdown”. Check out the breakdown below, and enjoy the high level of play Conner is producing on a weekly basis.Steelers News: Young players waiting for their chances to shine The Pittsburgh Steelers are dealing with disappointment for the second week in a row after the Kansas City Chiefs came into Heinz Field and dismantled the home team. Heading into Week 3, the team must slowly turn its attention away from the embarrassing loss and solely focus on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their Week-3, prime-time matchup. Something I did last season and I’m going to start again is the Black-and-Gold Links article. This is an article where I take stories from quality news sources across the Internet, and add them here for your viewing pleasure. I won’t be posting the entire articles, but I’ll link each story and author so that you can read the full article. Today we focus on some of the younger Steelers who haven’t got a chance to shine yet. Players like Jaylen Samuels, Chukwuma Okorafor and Marcus Allen who are biding their time waiting for an opportunity to prove their worth.Let’s get to the news:Rookie Jaylen Samuels stays patient Cheap Cameron Heyward Jersey
, waits for his chance in Steelers offenseBy: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewUpdated 11 minutes agoJaylen Samuels is living the dream after making the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 53-man roster as a rookie. The running back has been part of the 46-player active gameday squad for each of the season’s first two games, too.But getting on the field? Not quite yet.That’s not going to bring Samuels down.“I am just taking it a day at a time, coming to work every day improving every day on what I’ve got to do and focused on what I got to do,” he said. “And when my number gets called just be ready to go.”Samuels said he’s been a part of the gameplan during the games against Cleveland and Kansas City – and he even was on the field for a snap in the loss to the Chiefs. Officially, though, it didn’t count because the play was nullified because of a penalty.The No. 3 running back on the depth chart, Samuels was a tight end at North Carolina State and also has a background as a wide receiver. [img]http://www.sndpic.com//nike_nfl_jerseys/nike_pittsburgh_steelers/nike_steelers_2036.jpg[/img]
A fifth-round pick in April, he’s an intriguing chess piece for first-year offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner to play with.Antonio Brown hasn’t lost respect in the Steelers locker roomBy: Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAntonio Brown doesn’t appear to have lost any friends in the Steelers locker room after skipping work Monday, one day after he was involved in a couple of sideline confrontations with offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and receivers coach Darryl Drake.Team captain Maurkice Pouncey did not have a problem with Brown getting into an argument with Fichtner during the game.“One hundred percent,” Pouncey said. “Tom Brady does it. I’ve seen him do it plenty of times. No one ever says anything. The ultimate competitor Tom Brady does it. Peyton Manning used to do it all the time. The guy wants to win a football game. He wants to go out there and make plays. I love A.B. to death. I’ll never say anything bad about him. He’s a great player. He’s the ultimate competitor. He cares about this team, and he cares about winning. That’s what you want on a football team.”As for Brown not showing up to work Monday Cheap Sean Davis Jersey
, Pouncey said Brown communicated with the proper people about having to deal with a personal matter.Steelers punter Jordan Berry well aware of his early-season strugglesBy: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewJordan Berry has heard from his coaches. Not that he needed to get their opinion to assess his own punting this season.“We (as punters and kickers) know we kick the ball (poorly),” the Pittsburgh Steelers punter said Wednesday. “But you know, (coaches) are going to come up and be up front with us as well.”So while Berry didn’t hear what coach Mike Tomlin had to say during his weekly news conference Tuesday ( “It’s got to be better,” Tomlin said of the punting), Berry had already been given the message by the special-teams braintrust of Tomlin and special-teams coach Danny Smith.“‘Hey, you haven’t hit the ball well. We need you to improve. If you don’t improve it, you know, you have to start looking over your shoulder’ kind of thing,” Berry said.“The coaches here are fantastic and they are very upfront with everybody. They are not going to hide anything. You hear stories from other teams; head games with people鈥?There’s nothing that (Steelers coaches) are hiding from me.”Berry acknowledged he mis-hit several balls during Sunday’s loss to Kansas City. He was trying to kick directionally to avoid Tykeek Hill and the Chiefs’ stellar return game – but not as directional as some of his punts went.“I was really trying to make sure I was getting it toward the sideline with that punt return team; I just didn’t hit a couple of them clean,” Berry said. “So then when you are taking that sharp angle and then you don’t hit it clean, it just exaggerates how bad the ball is.“I am just not hitting the ball well. That’s about it.”Antonio Brown rejoins Steelers 2 days after being a no-showBy: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewAntonio Brown returned to work Wednesday Cheap Ben Roethlisberger Jersey
, rejoining his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates after not showing up Monday for scheduled film review and team meetings.Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he spoke to Brown.