Good Monday fine people of the Black and Gold fandom!
There were some good things in the Steelers’ loss like Cam Sutton getting on the field and making a nice play and the same could be said for Ryan Shazier too. But there are significant concerns as well. Whether it’s the subpar play of Alejandro Villanueva and Ross Cockrell or the total absence of Mike Mitchell, there are serious issues.
Le’Veon Bell coming back doesn’t solve everything either. In fact, I’ll be surprised if he plays in the opener if he really does wait until the first to report. I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if Mike Tomlin said, “uh-uh” let him sit.
JuJu Smith-Schuster has now had four different injuries during the preseason. Thankfully, none have been too serious. I hope this is not a pattern for JJSS because as high draft pick much is expected.
What we’ve learned in other words is that the Steelers’ secondary is far from settled and if this team has to go with Rob Golden and the aforementioned Cockrell, it’s in trouble. We’ve also learned that Villanueva is probably giving Ben Roethlisberger nightmares and suddenly, there’s a competition for long snapper. Sixth round pick Colin Holba has been less then consistent.
Tweet of the Day… Best wishes to those in Texas and Louisiana. Just incredible numbers coming in.
BREAKING: National Weather Service: Rainfall from Harvey could reach 50 inches in some spots, highest ever recorded in Texas.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 27, 2017
Knile Davis had some nice runs against the Colts but it worries me how quickly he bounces things outside. The best illustration was on an audible in a short yardage situation. Ben Roethlisberger handed the ball to Davis who scampered left and lost yardage. Big Ben can be seen motioning towards the line of scrimmage as if to say “you were supposed to go here.”
I will not celebrate the torn ACL suffered by New England’s Julian Edelman. Am I glad that’s one less weapon for Tom Brady? Of course, but these guys work too hard for any of us to wish this type of thing on any of them.
Lastly, I think you really need to pay attention to guys being cut across the NFL. From tight ends to safeties to cornerbacks and linebackers… Don’t be surprised if the Steelers bring someone in.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!