Being as the Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Baltimore Ravens Saturday night, one could easily speculate that Friday’s practice would be a walkthrough. However, that won’t be the case according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network.
Steelers practice Friday. Me: Walkthrough, right? Mike Mitchell: No, PRACTICE. Me: Really? William Gay, from across room: It's Ravens week!
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) January 1, 2015
At the conclusion of Thursdays practice, Steelers safety Mike Mitchell told Kinkhabwala that Friday’s practice wouldn’t be a walkthrough. When she acted surprised with his answer, veteran cornerback William Gay yelled the reason why the team would have a regular practice Friday instead.
“It’s Ravens week,” Gay said.
It’s unknown if the Ravens will practice fully Friday as they might just choose to hold a morning walkthrough prior to them flying to Pittsburgh. Will the extra day of practice give the Steelers an advantage? We’ll see.
The weather is supposed to be nasty Saturday night as forecast are currently calling for it to be rainy and cold during the game.
The Steelers are likely to be without the services of starting running back Le’Veon Bell for the game Saturday night and yet they’re still favored by three points over the Ravens.