Steelers Fans Upset at Von Miller Over Kenny Pickett Comments
We're two days away from the Buffalo Bills week 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Highmark Stadium.
The game pits two teams battling through injuries, but the Bills are still 14.5-point favorites over the Steelers, which is the largest spread not in Pittsburgh's favor in franchise history.
The Steelers will also be starting a rookie quarterback.
First round pick this year, Kenny Pickett, will be making his first career NFL start on Sunday in Orchard Park. It will be one of the toughest environments for a rookie to start his first career game in.
Earlier this week, Pickett said that "you guys and everyone else thinks we're underdogs, but we don't."
Von Miller was doing a livestream that evening and the Pickett "underdog" comments were mentioned in the chat...Miller didn't hold back.
Miller said, "nobody thinks that Kenny..."
"Stop it, Kenny; don't try to get crazy on us man, just come in and play the game," added Miller.
Von also said that "nobody looks at the spread of the game," in reference to the players who are actually playing the game.
Steelers fans weren't thrilled.
What Pickett said is a sports tale as old as time. Professional athletes love playing the underdog card. It works here because yes, the Steelers are two-touchdown underdogs according to Vegas, but I can get why Miller said what he did, because the players should never bother with the spread of the game.
Kickoff will be at 1 pm on Sunday from Highmark Stadium.