Morning Links (and Daily Thread)…

A quick daily look at what’s happening around Steelers Nation. And consider this your open thread for discussing the days events and, well, anything else that comes to mind about the Black and Gold.

– So. That happened. I’m still not sure which play was more insane: Leodis McKelvin getting tackled by his own guy on what would have been a game-winning kickoff return, or Stevie Johnson dropping that pass. Either way, it’s a win, and it sets up a huge game in Baltimore next Sunday night with both teams coming in 8-3 (Baltimore managed to hold on for a 17-10 win against Tampa Bay).

– Hey, if you haven’t checked it out yet, here is Steelers Lounge Podcast #20. [Us]

– 12 Thoughts on Steelers vs. Bills [Mondesi's House]

– Stevie Johnson, the player that dropped the pass in overtime, went to the Twitter Machine for his postgame reactions. Bizarre to say the least. [Twitter]

– Steelers Hold On, Improve To 8-3. [Behind The Steel Curtain]

– Dale Lolley has some thoughts. [NFL From The Sidelines]

– Suisham’d. [One For The Other Thumb]

– And for your random YouTube of the day: Troy Polamalu has been a bit quiet at times this season, but he was everywhere in the fourth quarter and overtime on Sunday, including this incredible interception at the goal line. William Gay deserves some credit on this play as well.

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  • Anonymous

    I don’t know where that video came from, but the quality is stunning.

  • Randy Steele

    Question of the Day: Is there a worse analyst working the booth than Solomon Wilcotts? (Or does Joe Theisman still hold that crown?)

    • Anonymous

      Is he still saying “Mendinghall?”

  • Randy Steele

    Also, an idea for a T-Shirt:


  • ryan

    Wilcotts doesn’t bother me nearly as much as Theismann and Millen. It’s not even the same universe, really.

    • Randy Steele

      You’re right. Millen blows chunks, too.

  • Randy Steele

    One last quick thought: Anybody else watch Saint Peyton Manning last night try to complete a pass while the Charger’s defensive line put enough hands on him to qualify as an airport security pat-down? He had thrown three interceptions before I put the TV to sleep.

    My point? That’s just another day at the office for Rothlisberger. It seems as if he’s hit on every other play –yet he still delivers the goods at a remarkably high rate. When people talk about the elite QBs in the game, Ben has a tough time cracking the top five, but I can’t imagine another quarterback in the league playing behind the Steelers’ O-line and playing nearly as well.

    • David

      True, but when he fumbled on the 3rd & 4 play in OT at the 1, I was beside myself.

  • SteelerBill

    Interesting point Randy…on the radio someone opined that only Vick could play behind this line

  • EasyLikeSundayMorning

    What’s the rule on leading with your helmet on a tackle? I thought it was only illegal if the contact was helmet-to-helmet.