Saturday, August 9, 2008

Steelers win!

The Steelers won their first preseason game tonight by a score of 16-10. We got to catch most of the game and it was pretty good we guess. What we saw of the first team looked excellent. Ben Roethlisberger was 2 for 2, 38 yards, and a touchdown. What a line! But seriously, for the limited time he was out there, he looked good. Ward made a great catch and Santonio Holmes had a nice touchdown to cap off their first drive. Willie Parker looked like Fast Willie Parker and Rashard Mendenhall looked pretty darn good as well. Limas Sweed had a few nice catches and some names we don't recognize looked good too. Unfortunately Charlie Batch broke his collar bone in the game making a positive out of a negative. This isn't good for the Steelers. If something were to happen to Ben, they now won't have the best backup in the NFL. Behind Charlie are two rookies, and what are the chances a rookie gets thrown into the mix and takes the team to 15-1 again? Nada. We wish Charlie well and hope he heals fast. Guess this means we'll be seeing a lot of Dennis Dixon and Mike Potts. Dixon had flashes of good tonight we thought, we think we'll enjoy watching him more.

We could probably say more but we have to get up early in the morning and could really use the sleep, so we'll leave you with a few links to check out.

Gene Collier writes an article about Anthony Smith entitled, "Growing oh-so tired of Anthony Smith." We have to say we agree. The Steelers don't need any form of whatever it is that Smith is. Insubordinate? Cocky? Big mouth? Good at getting burned? Stupid? Yeah, pick one. Whether you like him or not, he's done some stupid things and better shape up or someone is going to take his spot.

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