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Steel City Blitz:
New York Giants
These are my preliminary thoughts after watching the game once last night. I’ll look at it more instensely this week.
I suppose every preseason game is ‘a bit troubling’ if you really thnink about it but that’s not what I’m getting at in this case. The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the 2013 season with an 18-13 loss at home to the New York Giants. The Men in Black were held without an offensive touchdown scoring their only TD of the night in the fourth quarter on a fumble recovery in the end zone by Adrian Robinson.
The loss was troubling for a couple of reasons. The special teams’ unit which was supposed to be better under new coach Danny Smith, was atrocious. A blocked punt in the first quarter should have led to a Giants’ touchdown but the defense held forcing a Giants’ field goal. Da’mon Cromartie-Smith whiffed so badly on a block that punter Drew Butler never had a chance.
Return man David Gilreath fumbled a punt return which does not bode well for him. He’s in a battle with sever...
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back LaRod Stephens-Howling made his debut Saturday night in the black and gold and he did not disappoint. The University of Pittsburgh product carried the ball seven times in the game for 40 yards and that included six carries in seven plays during the Steelers second offensive possession of the game. “The [...]
Steelers Versus Giants: RB LaRod Stephens...
After the starters left the field there were plenty of players to watch for. The back-ups and reserves took the field and played the final three quarters and they made some good and bad plays. Rookies Jarvis Jones and Markus Wheaton were two of the bright spots in this group, but defensive lineman Al Woods stole the show after the starters left the field. Woods finished the game...
The short passing game of the Pittsburgh Steelers was once again on display Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants as both Ben Roethlisberger and Bruce Gradkowski combined to go 10-of-19 passing for 71 yards. I have charted their passes below and you can see that the longest completed pass thrown [...]
Steelers Versus Giants – Pass Distances Of Roethlisberger...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if he had an update on injured tight end Matt Spaeth following the loss to the New York Giants in the preseason opener and he admitted he has had his surgery. “I do not,” said Tomlin. “I know that he got his surgery performed. We’ve talked about [...]
Steelers TE Matt Spaeth Has Had His Surgery is a post from: Steelers...
According to head coach Mike Tomlin second-round pick Le’Veon Bell wass going to get a chance with the first team during tonight’s pre-season opener. “We are going to play the 1s 10-12 snaps. Don’t be surprised if you see Le’Veon getting some snaps with those guys,” Tomlin said, according to Steelers.com. “I think he has earned that. I think how he is running the ball...
The conspiracy theorist in me is wondering aloud. Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie running back Le’Veon Bell was scheduled to play Saturday might but didn’t with a bum knee. Nothing to be concerned about we were told and sure enough, Bell was on the practice field today running with the first team almost exclusively. This has me thinking…
Is it possible the Steelers are going...
The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line was a tale of two stories in their first pre-season game against the New York Giants on Saturday night. Ben Roethlisberger and the first-team offense started the game with the ball. Four plays into the game they were moving the ball well, but then the first drive fell apart. Most of the problems with that first drive were due to the offensive...
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said following the Saturday night loss to the New York Giants in the 2013 preseason opener that he chose to hold rookie running back Le’Veon Bell out of the game because he didn’t think it would be fair for him to start his career in less than ideal circumstances [...]
Steelers Rookie RB Le’Veon Bell Says He Will Practice Monday is...
During the Pittsburgh Steelers first offensive possession Saturday night in their loss to the New York Giants, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sacked on third and 16 by defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. In the animated gif below, you will see Jenkins is lined up in a three technique position opposite left guard Ramon Foster. At the [...]
Steelers Versus Giants: Breaking Down The...
If you are like me, you like to rewatch all of the Pittsburgh Steelers games at least ten times each. Being as I have two people that chart each and every game, the NFL Preseason Live package is a must for us during the preseason. For those of you that do not have the NFL [...]
Steelers Preseason NFL Live Package Now $14.99 With Coupon Code is a post from: Steelers Depot
Week 1 (Pre-Season): New York Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers Date/Time: August 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM ET (NFL Network) Location: Heinz Field; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Giants 2012 record: 9-7 Steelers 2012 record: 8-8 Head-To-Head Record: 29-44 Giants Offensive Rankings: Passing: Giants: 12th Steelers: 14th Rushing: Giants: 14th Steelers: 26th Overall: Giants: 14th Steelers...
During the preseason, teams are not required to list inactive players as there is no limits on the amount of players that can dress for games. Below is the list of Pittsburgh Steelers players that will not play Saturday night in their preseason opener against the New York Giants. This list will likely grow by [...]
Steelers Inactives Versus Giants – Preseason Game One is a post...
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter, free agent tight end Dallas Clark intends on playing in 2013 and he could sign a deal with a team this upcoming week. Former Colts and Bucs TE Dallas Clark intends to play this season and a deal could get done this week, per ESPN source. — [...]
Could The Steelers Possibly Have Interest In Free Agent TE Dallas Clark? is a post from...
The New York Giants received the ball to start the second half, which began with a first down pass from Curtis Painter to Jerrel Jernigan past Robert Golden, who was playing in the slot. Giants receiver Kris Adams suffered what appeared to be a serious lower leg injury a play later and had to be [...]
Steelers Versus Giants Second Half Recap & Notes is a post from: Steelers Depot...
The Steelers deserved to lose their preseason opener, as Mike Prisuta points out with his list of mistakes. But it's nothing that can't be corrected.