Antoine Winfield Doesn’t Care What The Steelers’ Record Is

October 12th, 2022

Expecting a playoff-like team.

Joe can only think of a couple of times the Steelers had a bad team.

The Steelers are damn near like Mother Nature in Pittsburgh. When the Monongahela River freezes over and folks put away their Christmas gear, it’s time for a Steelers playoff game.

That might not happen this year, which would be the first time since Mike Tomlin took over the team in 2007, an extraordinary streak. The Steelers are currently 1-4 and in the basement of the AFC North with an injury-riddled team and a rookie quarterback.

Strange days in the Steel City.

Antoine Winfield doesn’t want to hear about the Steelers’ woes. He is quick to remind folks how the Steelers were a playoff team last year and the core of that squad is still in place.

“Nah, I never look at any team like that,” Winfield said about Pittsburgh’s struggles. “This is the NFL. Every team is good. You gotta go in there and take care of business as usual. Can’t look down on any team in the league.”

Winfield quickly pointed to the Steelers’ receivers as Exhibit-A. They are as good as any group the Bucs may face, Winfield thought.

“They have a good receiving corps,” Winfield said. “And they have a good back (Najee Harris) as well. We’re trying to contain them as much as possible.”

Rookie receiver George Pickens (as well as Chase Claypool) already has Winfield’s attention.

“He’s got great ball skills,” Winfield said of Pickens, who, against Cleveland, made one of the best catches you’ll ever see. “I’ve seen him go up on top of people’s heads a few times this year. Making sure he doesn’t do that to us, that’s my only job.”

Here is how Joe thinks this game will play out:

Bowles, as he always wants to do, will go after Harris and slow him down and take his chances with a rookie quarterback with the ball in his hands. Then, Bowles will go mad scientist and throw the kitchen sink at Pickett to confuse him, which likely will lead to a pick or two.

16 Responses to “Antoine Winfield Doesn’t Care What The Steelers’ Record Is”

  1. gp Says:

    We will be competing against Pittsburgh’s picks out of the top 2% of college players.
    We will be bringing our picks out of the top 2%.
    Even considering free agent signings, we’re still dealing with the top 2% any way you cut it.

    Every team is dangerous on any given Sunday (or Monday or Thursday)

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    Wish everyone played like Winfield. He should be captain.

  3. unbelievable Says:

    Love this kid.

    He’s been having a great season too, outside of being a little outmatched vs. Green Bay in the slot / nickel role.

  4. Goatfarmer Says:

    Off topic but – man is Keyshawn Johnson getting porky. Maybe soon he’s be a candidate to play OG. I’m guessing he’s not on the TB12 diet. Maybe he’s on the ShaunKing10 program.

  5. Coburn Says:

    Winfield sure doesn’t seem like one of the defenders who got bored in the 4th quarter. Has a real professionalism about him and is unassuming in his approach

  6. Buc king Says:

    Winfield has been probably the best every down player for us this year.
    I have been extremely disappointed in vita David white Shaq none of them gave been explosive every game or play with intensity.
    They seem to be playing more reserved and less aggressive.

  7. HC Grover Says:

    dont let the stealers steal this

  8. Redeemer Says:

    Love talking up a bad team. No bulletin board material. The only way the Steelers win this game is if they get some extra motivization to stay alive. (Mickey Goldmill) If I’m Pittsburgh, I’d start tanking for picks. They should’ve started the rebuild two years ago, but stayed with that turd Big Ben. Should be an easy win for the bucs. Take out the frustration on a bad team.

  9. David Says:

    He is absolutely correct. I hate when fans are upset when a “good” team loses to a supposed “bad” team. This is the NFL filled with NFL players. There’s a reason why half the teams that make the playoffs don’t make them the following year and why teams go from last to first in 1 year.
    They better take every team very serious, especially since they have not put together a full game yet and they have Brady at quarterback, which makes them a little bit of a target. It gets the other team up for them a little more.

  10. Bucs Win Says:

    Dang, hadn’t seen that catch before. That’s insane.

  11. Irishmist Says:

    Remember back in 2014 when a 2 and 14 Buccaneers team went into Heinz Field and beat the 11-5 Steelers with Mike Glennon as quarterback. There are no sure things in the NFL.

  12. Richbucsfan Says:

    I suppose they have chance on Sunday if the bored defense decides to play. I know it’s a lot to ask millionaire football players, but we’ll see.

  13. Jeff Says:

    The Steelers have far superior coaching but inferior overall talent and a rookie QB to boot. It will be a close game. Bucs 23 Steelers 17.

  14. MadMax Says:

    Who? Oh, the next team.

  15. BucsfanFred Says:

    That “bored” remark is gonna follow DW45 the rest of his life.

  16. BuckyDent Says:

    After last week, NIL and Snyders comments , college football is the future and NFL will be like the Canadian football league. Micah P wants 7 on 7. The league is becoming a joke and sport of bitching