Animated Gifs From Steelers Loss To Eagles

There certainly were not a lot of  positive plays from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-21 preseason loss Thursday night to the Philadelphia Eagles, but I have managed to carve out a few animated gifs for you to look at.


What’s so exciting about an incomplete pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Marcus Wheaton in the second quarter, you ask? If you look closely, you will see rookie running back Dri Archer successfully identify the extra rusher and keep him away from Roethlisberger. It’s not a monumental block by any means, but at least the effort is there and it was effective.

Here are two different looks at the Roethlisberger touchdown pass to tight end Heath Miller. Once again, look at the pass protection by the running back. This time it is LeGarrette Blount that manages to give Roethlisberger time to step up and deliver a strike to Miller, who does a nice job of running away from the safety.

Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey managed to get into the end zone Thursday night as he managed to run past a cover-3 look and hold onto a nice deep ball thrown by backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. Look at the separation at the end. It’s too bad we don’t have the all-22 look of this play to see what actually happened on the route.

Defensive end Ethan Hemer isn’t going to be around much longer so we might as well show him some love fr his fourth quarter sack. Yes, I’m grasping for straws here.


  • Tiger Jimmy

    Last chat, Ed Bouch hinted at 8-8 season may be a tad better. He’s not convinced they’re world beaters.

  • Louis Goetz

    I’ve said Archer won’t be used much as a third down back because of blocking. If he can keep that up maybe he can come in on third downs.

  • Steelers12328882

    Great job by Archer. Too bad Cheech and Chong weren’t left in Pittsburgh last night, so Archer and the other RBs could get an opportunity to showcase themselves.

  • Jason Vancil

    Watch how bad Kelvin Beachum is beaten on the Ben to Heath TD pass.

  • still lit

    7-9 based on last night. You can overcome weakness at individual positions, but last night showcased a team with multiple weak units. Not good.

  • AndyR34

    And how Blount essentially blocks two guys…saving Ben’s butt!

  • AndyR34

    Tough to predict…we have a pretty weak schedule…don’t really play anyone as good as the Eagles.

  • superfan

    It looks to me like miscommunication between Foster and Beachem. Beachem stays outside with Foster helping inside, but then Foster turns and doubles the DT with Pouncey.

  • pat

    Why does evryone keep saying that im sorry but we play colts panthers chiefs saints bengals twice houston could have a top 5 Def all them teams besides maybe houston are better than the eagles

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I’d rather Archer at tackle than Adams lol

  • walter mason

    Beachum is beaten badly on the pass to Wheaton as well.