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NFL Says Steelers-Ravens Game Still On For Thanksgiving Night – Steelers Depot

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NFL Says Steelers-Ravens Game Still On For Thanksgiving Night - Steelers Depot

For now, the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens on despite the latter reportedly having up to 10 total players and staffers test positive for COVID-19 so far this week.

The NFL said Thursday’s game in Pittsburgh remains as scheduled. Even so, the league has seemed to leave open the possibility of the game being rescheduled if needed, based on further test results.

“We will continue to monitor developments in consultation with our medical experts,” the NFL said in a statement, according to Mark Maske of The Washington Post. “Our foremost concern is the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel. There’s no change to the status of the game.”

Adam Schefter of reported on Tuesday afternoon that Wednesday is an important day for the Steelers-Ravens game. A source has reportedly told him that if there are more positive COVID-19 tests with the Ravens that the game could be postponed.

So far, the Ravens players we know tested positive are running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram and outside linebacker Pernell McPhee. All three have since been placed on the Ravens Reserve/COVID-19 list. One other Ravens player, defensive end Derek Wolfe, showed up on the Ravens Tuesday injury report with an illness so he might be yet another positive COVID-19 test result.

You can bet that the NFL will do everything they can to make sure the Thursday night game gets played because of it being a primetime televised game on Thanksgiving night. Additionally, Steelers-Ravens games are huge ratings draws as well. On top of everything just mentioned, the Ravens are scheduled to play next Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys as well.

Stay tuned Wednesday morning.

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While O’Brien’s hiring has yet to be announced, Alabama head coach Nick Saban hinted at the move during a Zoom call about the Paul Bryant Award on Wednesday.

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O’Brien was fired by the Texans in October after leading the team to an 0-4 start. Before his dismissal, he spent six full seasons as the head coach of the organization, winning the AFC South four times. Prior to that, O’Brien spent two seasons as head coach at Penn State. He earned the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award and Maxwell Coach of the Year Award in 2012 after he rallied the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 season despite an 0-2 start and NCAA sanctions. O’Brien also spent five seasons with the New England Patriots from 2007-11 where he worked under Saban’s close friend, Bill Belichick.

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“I’ve known Bill O’Brien for a long, long time, all the way back when he was an assistant at Georgia Tech with George O’Leary,” Saban said during the call. “I think when he was with Bill Belichick at the New England Patriots — who I think everybody knows the relationship that we have with Bill — he was the offensive coordinator there. Went to Penn State in probably the most trying times of any great program, coming off of a lot of crazy stuff, and he did an outstanding job of sort of rebuilding that program, getting players to stay there, having a real representative positive program.

“And I think he did a really good job in Houston when he was the head coach. I think when he became the general manager maybe things didn’t go exactly like he would’ve liked, trying to have both roles. But having been a head coach in that league, I know how difficult it is to do both of those things — probably impossible. So based on the body of work up until then, I think he’s an outstanding coach and a really good person.”

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During O’Brien’s last full season in charge of Houston last year, the Texans ranked 13th in the NFL in total offense averaging 362 yards per game. Before the 2020 season, he handed over playcalling duties to offensive coordinator Tim Kelly after taking on the general manager role in addition to his head coaching job.

Over the past four seasons, O’Brien has coached dual-threat quarterback Deshaun Watson. At Alabama, the newly-named coordinator will oversee another mobile passer as former five-star recruit Bryce Young is set to take over the reins behind center. O’Brien helped Watson develop into one of the top passers in the league as the former Clemson star led the NFL with 4,823 passing yards en route to his third Pro Bowl this season. Alabama will hope he has a similar effect on Young as the Tide looks to reload its offense for another title run this season.

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