David Paulson grabbed a first quarter pass from Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger down the left sideline for 26 yards in the Steeler's 24-13 loss to Washington on Monday night. Shoved out of bounds at the 16, the grab set up a field goal, the only points generated by Pittsburgh's first team offense as they fell to 0-2.
The Steelers were just 1-13 on third down conversions in the game, so it's clear they need to find the reliable Duck tight end more often in a woeful offense. Paulson, who had 7 receptions for 51 yards and no touchdowns in his rookie season, seems a solid bet for more playing time as a second-year player. He was targeted twice in the game, the second time on a short pass in the left flat by reserve quarterback Bruce Gradowski just before half.
Helmet-to-helmet: David Paulson exchanges a congratulatory bump from a teammate in a game last season (steelersgab.com photo).
The NFL regular season begins September 5th with a Thursday night game, Baltimore at Denver. ...