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Steelers vs Eagles First Half Live Update And Discussion Thread


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The Pittsburgh Steelers head to the other side of the state to take on the Philadelphia Eagles, whose uptempo and aggressive offense will test the resolve of Pittsburgh’s younger, quicker defense. The Steelers are coming off a victory a week ago, but are hoping to avoid too many distractions caused by the recent legal troubles of their one-two punch in the backfield, though both Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount are dressed.

The Eagles won the coin toss and elected to receive the ball. Dri Archer is asked to wait a bit longer before watching a kickoff boom through the end zone.

Nick Foles‘ first-down pass was incomplete, but he connected with Riley Cooper on second down for 12 yards to move the chains. Mike Mitchell was forced to take down LeSean McCoy on second down after a long gain.

Lawrence Timmons started to turn the tide after dropping McCoy for a loss of five, and Foles could not connect on second down. Ike Taylor helped end the Eagles’ first drive by batting the ball out of the receiver’s hands.

As anticipated, Bell started at running back for the Steelers. Bell carried to the right side of the line on first down for a gain of just two. Trying the left side, he gained just two on second down to set up third and six. Ben Roethlisberger found old reliable Heath Miller for a new set of downs.

Bell showed good change of direction on his third carry, finding space for about eight yards on first down, laying a shoulder for extra yardage. On second down, Roethlisberger looked to Bell running a route in center field, but was hit be DeMeco Ryans, who was flagged for unnecessary roughness.

Blount replaced Bell on the next snap and got the call for a five-yard gain before coming back off the field. On second and five, Roethlisberger tried to hit Bell, but the ball bounced in the air and off the back’s hands twice. With five wide on third and five, Roethlisberger threw quickly to Markus Wheaton, but the two were clearly not on the same page. Brad Wing‘s first punt went for a touchback.

Jason Worilds got caught on a McCoy cut back on second down for the Eagles. Jeremy Maclin kept the chains moving a couple plays later, and on the following play, Foles found Brent Celek down the middle of the field, bouncing off Mitchell for extra yardage.

Worilds was able to pressure Foles on first down after the big gain from the tight end, and helped bring down Darren Sproles on second down. Facing third and six, Sproles couldn’t hold on to the ball, but Taylor was flagged for defensive holding.

Worilds was bearing down on Foles on the following play, but he got the pass off. Cortez Allen made an excellent play to knock the ball down in front of the receiver near the goal line. The pass intended for Celek was incomplete deep on second down. Foles faked a screen left and then threw a screen right to McCoy on third down, who followed his blockers into the end zone, giving the Eagles a 7-0 lead.

To the surprise of nobody, the Eagles’ first kickoff was not returned. Meanwhile, McCoy has been taken into the locker room.

Roethlisberger looked to Miller quickly, but apparently too quickly on first down, as the tight end was not looking for the ball. On second and 10, the quarterback looked deep downfield for Wheaton, but the cornerback was flagged for illegal contact, giving the Steelers a first down.

Blount once again delivered another cutback on his second carry, and again picked up five yards. On second and five, Roethlisberger hit Miller for seven yards off of play action.

With seemingly nowhere to go, Blount found the small sliver of daylight for a three-yard gain following the first down through the air. On second and seven, another play action pass went to Wheaton, but the ball was behind him, setting up third and long. Roethlisberger’s pass to the sideline was over Wheaton’s head. Wing’s second punt was fair caught outside the 20 after a 37-yard punt.

Foles connected with Maclin after a fake handoff for a short gain after the punt. Riley Cooper brought in the pass on third down for a new set of downs. Taylor was flagged for pass interference on the play.

Matthew Tucker gained nine yards on two carries near midfield. The back converted on third and one.

Timmons came in on the blitz, but Foles got the pass off, and Celek took a big hit from Mitchell at safety, holding on for an 18-yard gain.

Cooper was flagged for offensive pass interference against Taylor in the end zone on the following play to make it first and 20. Troy Polamalu tackled Sproles after a gain of eight to end the first quarter.

On second and 12, Sproles found another small seam for four yards, and Foles connected with Zach Ertz for 12 yards in front of Ryan Shazier for the first down.

Foles hit Maclin on two straight plays for 12 yards to set up first and goal. Allen was flagged for illegal contact, his second penalty on the drive, to make it half the distance to the goal from the two. An offsides gave the Eagles the ball on the one.

Once again on first and goal, Sproles punched it in to give Philadelphia a 14-0 lead.

Archer got his first opportunity to return a kick, and he only reached the 15 after being tripped up by an arm. Bell plowed ahead for four yards on first down. Going five wide, Roethlisberger hit Archer on a crossing route, but only gained two yards. On third and four, he forced one to Antonio Brown, but he came up with the ball and the first down, and then some. Unsportsmanlike conduct added 15 to the end of the play.

Archer actually pass protected and blocked his man, but Wheaton could not hold on to the ball. The Eagles were flagged for illegal contact nonetheless.

The offensive line allowed a free rusher that flushed Roethlisberger out of the pocket, who threw the ball away, but it appeared to be intercepted by Nolan Carroll.

Following the turnover, Ertz was able to best Shazier again for a catch down the field. The camera men completely missed the second play, which ended with Maclin on the ground holding his knee. On the following play, Polamalu came up with an interception after Sproles ran into his own man.

After an incompletion to Brown on first down, Roethlisberger threw to Bell, but the Eagles defense did an excellent job of containing him to a short gain to set up third and seven. Roethlisberger scrambled and nearly hit Brown on the run out of the pocket, but Malcolm Jenkins did an excellent job of getting a hand on the pass. Shaun Suisham missed the ensuing field goal.

Maclin was the recipient of Foles’ first pass after the turnover for nine yards. On second and one, Taylor was outmaneuvered on a receiver screen, but the rest of the defense held. Tucker was stopped on third down and one for no gain, and the Eagles elected to punt.

The clock operator angered Ed Hochuli and incurred his wrath, which was the highlight of the first half.

Following the punt and a penalty that pinned the Steelers deep in their own territory, Blount showed good feed on the first two plays for nine yards. Bell pushed past a defender on third and one for an easy conversion. The running game seems to be much more in shape than the passing game with Roethlisberger not at his best.

Blount ground ahead for another nice gain on first down, but the play was called back by a hold on Ramon Foster. Roethlisberger hit Archer in the flat for a gain of 10 after the penalty. On second and 10, Roethlisberger faked a handoff to Blount and then threw it to him, but the play only gained three yards. Roethlisberger’s pass was deflected to force a punt on third down.

After the punt, Foles hit Jordan Matthews for 14 yards across midfield. Just outside the 30 a few plays later, Maclin beat Allen for nine yards.  A false start made it second and six, a wide receiver screen got the necessary yardage after Taylor was blocked out of the play.

From the 20, Foles couldn’t connect with Sproles streaking to the end zone, who beat Jarvis Jones one on one. Miscommunication on second down resulted in another incompletion. On third and 10, a swing pass toe Matthews was stopped well by Allen. The Eagles extended their lead to 17-0 with less than a minute to go in the half.

Blount fielded the kickoff and returned it to the 25, but a hold on Sean Spence brought the ball back and time off the clock. From the 11, Roethlisberger tossed to Miller for seven yards. Roethlisberger was sacked for the first time this preseason as the Eagles stripped the ball out on the wind up. The Steelers allowed the play to end the half.

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About Matthew Marczi

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  • Dom

    Ok guys remember not to get too high on any of the rookies playing today. its still preseason.

  • SteelersDepot

    Here We Go … thanks for riding along with Matthew.

  • pat

    Get to high lol

  • Dom

    You see what I did there :P

  • Dom

    Big LT

  • Superdriller316

    “We like Ike”

  • Dom

    Good job, Closed it out eventually

  • Dom

    Where is everybody today? We had a good crowd when the last game was on

  • Weiss Chad

    That offense is fast

  • Steelers12328882

    Anyone watching it on the NFL channel? Seems like the audio and announcers are out. Freakin Kurt Warner is calling the game! Ughhh!

  • Jeff

    Bell looks high in his player pick lol

  • NinjaMountie

    Saved by some not so great throws on the first defensive series. Nice tackle by Timmons, though.

  • Superdriller316

    First down

  • Dom

    Heaaaaaath

  • NinjaMountie

    Noticed McCullers was on the field a lot. Unless my eyes are going bad.

  • Dom

    Didn’t see that myself, Wasn’t quite paying attention though

  • Superdriller316

    Hope that joint opened Bells eyes

  • NinjaMountie

    He’s 97, right?

  • Dom

    That shouldn’t be a pen imho

  • Dom

    I think thats cam, I THINK

  • Superdriller316

    Who’s buying the pizza and wings?

  • NinjaMountie

    Looked clean to me at first glance as well.

  • Dom

    I’ll bring the pot……. To cook the dinner in obviously
    Nothing strange going on here officer

  • Steelers12328882

    Bell’s reaction time seems a bit slow. Hmmmmm…

  • Matthew Marczi

    McCullers is 74.

  • NinjaMountie

    you’re right…my bad

  • NinjaMountie

    He got lit up earlier lol

  • Dom

    Sigh

  • NinjaMountie

    yup…it’s not my eyes going bad…it’s my memory lol

  • Eric MacLaurin

    So, lil sparky and big blount?

    or did we already settle on new names?

  • Dom

    Looking a bit easy for them at the minute

  • Superdriller316

    Law Dog

  • Jeff

    I love how worilds and jones collapsed that pocket on that last play

  • Dom

    Come on guys

  • Steelers12328882

    Yeah why would anyone cover McCoy.

  • Superdriller316

    Troy the bowling ball

  • Dom

    We are seriously biting on those misdirections by the offence

  • Agustin-ARG

    Eagle´s offense is so dynamic

  • Superdriller316

    Ed looks like he’s missed a few day from the guy.

  • ApexSteel

    No answer for Shady right now

  • T R

    OMG Kurt is terrible he talks to damn much.. this going to be one the worst game watched listening him.

  • Superdriller316

    He just went to the locker room

  • J&LSteeler

    Troy looks like he’s lost his “mistake” speed. Looking a little slow…

  • T R

    OMG Kurt Warner please watch the game and shut up.. he knows everything about everthing and not announcing the damn game.

  • Weiss Chad

    Had to turn the volume down.I would rather blast in sync then listen to these to call this game.Learned something tonight what a difference commentators make

  • Dom

    Haven’t even mentioned the penalty yet

  • Dom

    Jump throw by big ben

  • Josh Knepshield

    I thought Spaeth got hurt.

  • Leon Mcnair

    McClendon has no push he sucks at NT

  • Leon Mcnair

    No heyward 97 McCullers 74

  • Dom

    Not looking good so far

  • ApexSteel

    Ben has not been sharp today

  • Steelers12328882

    Dang, offense looks pretty bad tonight.

  • Jason Vancil

    I’m concerned about our punting situation. Wing doesn’t look consistent.

  • J&LSteeler

    Good thing we open with the Browns.

  • Steelers12328882

    Is this normal, to call the game from the studio? …or did something happen with their equipment? Not sure if I’ve missed an announcement.

  • Dom

    To be fair we aren’t going to face many teams as good as the Eagles this year

  • J&LSteeler

    The schedule gods do exist.

  • pat

    Colts which are better Saints which are also better Carolina Bengalsx2

  • Dom

    Bengals are not better than the eagles, I’m tipping them to atleast get to the Championship game

  • Josh Knepshield

    WHAT?!? BS call.

  • Dom

    Ike is getting flags thrown at him all day

  • ergomesh

    wow though ike got another flag

  • Josh Knepshield

    Nevermind…lol

  • ergomesh

    old dog new tricks

  • ergomesh

    swish cheese on the d line

  • Superdriller316

    This run D needs to tighten up

  • J&LSteeler

    He never found the bal though, he got burned. Teams are going to target him again this year. Mercy, we didn’t fix our secondary problems this year. Mitchell doesn’t look the part.

  • Steelers12328882

    Wow big disappointment! Not really talking about the Steelers poor play, but tonight I just realized how important announcers are.

  • (hate)49ers

    troy looks good

  • Leon Mcnair

    No defensive line at all and McClendon is terrible

  • Leon Mcnair

    Really he just got beat by a slow TE

  • ApexSteel

    McClendon hasn’t been on the field at all this drive…

  • NinjaMountie

    wow..another flag

  • Dom

    Man you are on a downer today. McClendon do something to ya?

  • Dom

    That was an impressive throw

  • Terrence Phelps

    I know this is preseason but…where is the pressure….Foles has ALL DAY.

  • NinjaMountie

    I predict Ike will get another PI call if he stays in…any takers

  • Dom

    I will, Give me my free money

  • NinjaMountie

    We were getting some pressure early…it’s all gone now

  • NinjaMountie

    you lose

  • Steelers12328882

    Pay no attention to this guy. He has a grudge with McLendon for some reason and obviously isn’t watching the game cause the Steelers have been running their 2-4-5 for most of it.

  • J&LSteeler

    didn’t take long, either!

  • Steelers12328882

    lol

  • Dom

    Atleast it’s preseason eh guys?

  • RW

    flag flag flag flag flag flag

  • Leon Mcnair

    I know because first drive he sucked

  • Terrence Phelps

    Steelersdepot…I love coming here! One small suggestion….it is possible to include a chat box or forum for gamedays?

  • (hate)49ers

    im glad we play begals later with all their receivers

  • Dom

    So you will throw out all previous tape and play by McClendon for one pre-season drive?

  • NinjaMountie

    I’m waiting for the Refs to call PI on a run play…it’s gonna happen guys!!

  • Steelers12328882

    Oh boy! wth was Cam Thomas doing on that TD?!

  • Leon Mcnair

    My name is not this guy in first quarter McClendon played

  • Dom

    Sort this page by newest and you basically have your forum

  • ApexSteel

    No because we’re not in a 3-4. We’re in nickel. Nose tackles don’t play in nickel.

  • NinjaMountie

    C’mon..lets at least do something on offense so I’m not totally depressed

  • AndyR34

    I guess we can stop drinking the cool-aid…not competitive offensively or defensively with a (real) good team.

  • ApexSteel

    We make playing football look hard

  • NinjaMountie

    C’mon…really!! It’s still preseason and I harbored no delusions of going 16 and 0 this season. geesh

  • Weiss Chad

    Wow I hope this is absolutely no sign of this defense to come.this is hard to swallow

  • Bill

    Thus far: pathetic!

  • pat

    Have we got the ball in their territory yet. I cant watch the game following on here. By the way thanks to everyone it helps me reading everything to atleast know whats going on

  • Superdriller316

    AB

  • Dom

    Flag Flag Flag

  • Superdriller316

    Holy cow we got a break

  • NinjaMountie

    The Eagles offense moved the ball effortlessly on a bunch of teams last year. The offense they run can make teams look silly if they aren’t prepared for the pace.

  • Dom

    2nd or third best offence in football atm

  • Brad Wilson

    Did everyone smoke one on the bus ride we look bad!!!

  • Weiss Chad

    First time seeing Wheaton really.not impressed so far one bit

  • J&LSteeler

    the league is really doing a super job of ruining the game through legislation..btw, nice throw, ben…

  • NinjaMountie

    lol..are you impressed with anything this game?

  • Steelers12328882

    Nice missed block by Foster.

  • (hate)49ers

    lets just have the defense play. they need the work

  • Bill

    Oops! Big Ben throws a nice soft pass to the Eagles. I guess maybe we do need some style points!

  • sean mcmartin

    The worst part of this game is Ike Taylor. He has the heart, but not the young leg to keep up.. The Steelers also need a pass rusher in place of jarvis jones..Wheaton also is a dissapointment. Cotchery was a better option. It should not be hindsight.

  • Dom

    We can have one bad game guys. Can we calm down a tiny bit?? I think its understandable in preseason especially with what happened yesterday

  • NinjaMountie

    that’s quite a few final conclusions for the 3rd preseason game

  • AndyR34

    Yes…it is preseason and this first half or so is supposed to be a serious tune-up for the regular season…a tune-up for the No. 1′s and some No. 2′s.

  • ergomesh

    eagles are going to miss jackson

  • Steelers12328882

    Dude just drink a few beers. The Steelers look much better at that point.

  • Leon Mcnair

    Shazier don’t look good in coverage today

  • NinjaMountie

    It doesn’t mean the whole season is a flush…shoot ..it doesn’t even mean this would happen if we played them again. get a grip bro

  • J&LSteeler

    and Macklin, too from the looks of it

  • Weiss Chad

    Ok now I need some of what it is bell is smoking

  • NinjaMountie

    yea..that didn’t look good

  • http://halfwaytoconcord.com/ Bill Gram-Reefer

    Those guys need to shut the f#%k up

  • (hate)49ers

    foles keeping him honest with the fakes

  • ApexSteel

    TROY!!!

  • AndyR34

    Are you?

  • NinjaMountie

    woot…there is something

  • http://halfwaytoconcord.com/ Bill Gram-Reefer

    Polamalu!

  • J&LSteeler

    thanks, troy, you gave the board a little something to smile…i’m quitting while i’m behind!

  • NinjaMountie

    No…but I’m not gonna go into full panic mode…like some people lol

  • Jeff

    TROYYYY!!!!!

  • ApexSteel

    Did we forget how to run the ball?

  • Weiss Chad

    Kendrick’s is everywhere

  • NinjaMountie

    I was thinking the same thing

  • NinjaMountie

    Ben is just not sharp at all today

  • Superdriller316

    When it rains it pours

  • Terrence Phelps

    Well the Suisham investment is looking like a true winner…

  • ApexSteel

    Suisham is making me think we made a mistake

  • NinjaMountie

    another miss…is he confused..does he know he’s supposed to get it BETWEEN the uprights

  • J&LSteeler

    there’s no place like home….it’s only preseason…there’s no place like home….

  • Bill

    In keeping with the offense and defense, Suisham hooks it to the left.

  • Superdriller316

    The way this night is going, I fear the second and third string

  • NinjaMountie

    It’s a fake now

  • RW

    guys are playing poorly tonight. not encouraged by jones or shazier

  • (hate)49ers

    bring in the beard lol

  • NinjaMountie

    I know! The season is over. We need to totally rebuild from scratch I fear.

  • CW

    Team just seems flat tonight.

  • Dom

    Can you really tell how bad shazier is playing on first viewing? I’m impressed

  • Dom

    /sarcasm

  • NinjaMountie

    :)

  • Jason Vancil

    But Shazier was bound for the Hall of Fame last week. Fickle fans.

  • RW

    he’s getting swallowed up by blocks. It’s not that tough. I’m not crying that it’s the apocalypse, but he’s not having a great game.

  • Weiss Chad

    Cortez Allen

  • RW

    yep

  • NinjaMountie

    But if you count the results from his one other game…he still averages out as an all pro.

  • Dom

    Slightly distracted perhaps?

  • NinjaMountie

    wow…a run

  • ApexSteel

    Oh hey look we ran the ball and now we don’t have a 3rd and long. Who woulda thought?

  • sean mcmartin

    Just commenting on what I am watching. Ike is slower and getting penalized trying to hang on. Not a good sign when they go against the top teams. Eagles have a good Offense. And Jarvis Jones is not showing he was worth a 1st round pick.

  • (hate)49ers

    funny how our running backs looks good and everyone else doesnt

  • WilliamSekinger

    I haven’t seen anything I liked save Troy’s INT. Not the end of the world, but this team needs to start fast this year, and from what I’ve seen through 3 preseason games they will struggle starting off the season :(

  • NinjaMountie

    We’ve looked good running all night mostly.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    They have the munchies

  • NinjaMountie

    that may have been int no 2 if it wasn’t tipped

  • Agustin-ARG

    we need something crazy…like DHB going deeep and catching the ball

  • NinjaMountie

    dang…I thought we almost got the PI call on a run play that I predicted

  • Jason Vancil

    Too many penalties called nowadays in the NFL. It’s hurting the game.

  • RW

    real tough to watch

  • NinjaMountie

    I like all the penalties…it makes the game experience last longer!!

  • Jason Vancil

    Call the really blatant stuff, but geez, this is ridiculous.

  • AndyR34

    I hate seeing all those terrible towels lying on the field!

  • Jason Vancil

    That’s one way to look at it. Lol.

  • RW

    tough to tell if this is really bad defensive effort or if they’ve not really schemed the eagles. seems to me like we wouldn’t operate with 4 linebackers the entire game against a spread offense in the regular season.

  • RW

    it’s bad. it’s going to start affecting fantasy numbers soon and then the NFL is going to have a real financial problem on their hands.

  • Jason Vancil

    Agreed. We are running base a lot tonight.

  • RW

    sacrilege!

  • J&LSteeler

    At least Tomlin’s press conferences are going to be very interesting this week!

  • ApexSteel

    We have looked terrible today. Offense is flat. We only have one consistent weapon (AB) and the defense is looking like more of the same. The concept just doesn’t fit what we have.

  • Leon Mcnair

    I understand it’s preseason but they just look flat offense and defense

  • NinjaMountie

    If I had to say one negative thing tonight that I’m afraid may be a lasting issue…I think Jarvis is too small and not strong enough. I think he may be flirting with the bust.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Not much scheming in the preseason. Still the base defense is getting whooped consistently and that shouldn’t happen.

  • NinjaMountie

    The Eagles O can make A LOT of teams look this way. Now, our O does look flat…mostly Ben, honestly.

  • RW

    yep. just don’t think this would be as bad if we were running out of the big nickel/dime packages we have. never really understood why Lebeau doesn’t run too much sub-package stuff in the preseason – seems like we need the practice.

  • NinjaMountie

    I thought we looked good when we ran tonight.

  • MDPensFan

    Oof. Bouchette’s chat will be interesting this week.

  • Zac Sanders

    Man at least Lagarrette Blount looks like a Pittsburgh Steeler.

  • RW

    guaranteed he says we aren’t better than an 8 win team this year.

  • ApexSteel

    Not good enough to build our offense off of it.

  • J&LSteeler

    wow, beach got walked back like my grandma…

  • RW

    not bad enough, either. and that’s the problem – we have no singular identity or strength.

  • Josh Knepshield

    Any injuries?

  • Steelers12328882

    Alright. Beachum sucks at LT.

  • Superdriller316

    Wow!!!!! To be a fly on the wall in the locker room.

  • Josh Knepshield

    No…

  • NinjaMountie

    This has been a bad game. These happen sometimes. Could be a sign of things to come or just a bad game. Myself, I’ll wait before I get too worked up.

  • Bill

    One of the worst halves of football in recent memory. I hope some of it is due to lack of game planning and the jay bust. But if this is any indication of the team, it’s going to be a long, long season.

  • SteelerMike

    Agree, his tough running was just about the only good thing I saw that half.

  • Steelers12328882

    ok maybe that was the beer talking.

  • Jason

    Chip Kelly innovative offense> Grandpa Lebeau tired old defensive scheme. Fact.

  • NinjaMountie

    I remember last week, everyone was like, “Wow, our offense is awesome, we are going to score so many points this year.” I’m going to go with a bad PRESEASON game. Ben wasn’t sharp at all but we know he can play. It’ll be all good.

  • cp72

    That was the 0-4 team from last year. Yuck!

  • cencalsteeler

    Even if the Steelers didn’t game plan, they are not no way prepared like the Eagles. Some of that has to lie on the coaching staff. They look lost and unprepared. Btw, where is the Porter fire? Looks very lethargic out there.

  • westcoasteeler

    Yeah but the O line looks weak, Jarvis is getting manhandled and Ben? Sufficiently worked up.

  • Melly

    Not sure what was worse, the O or the D?!
    Like usual ZERO pressure on the QB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Why are the Philly WRs always 3 yds open??
    the play after the 2 min warning, we had 1 corner covering 2 WRs!!!!!!!!!!
    H.Miller appears slow, and the O-line looked bad!

  • Bill

    Absolutely no spark from the defense and Revis and Peterson must both play for the Eagles cause BB found no one open.

  • Superdriller316

    Why is Ben playing down to Bruce and Jones level?

  • cencalsteeler

    Agree. Eagles and Pats have LeBeau Defense figured out. It’s not even close. Dink and dunk all day.

  • NinjaMountie

    I agree about Jarvis. Ben wasn’t in sync, but are we really going to worry about Ben?

  • Steelers12328882

    Besides AB, Heath is the only one to make a play. Everything else I agree with.

  • NinjaMountie

    They wouldn’t let him get high with them anymore for showing them up so bad.

  • Melly

    im planning on hearing A LOT of “OBVIOUSLYS!”

  • Bill

    Agree that Blount looked good.

  • westcoasteeler

    Only with that Oline. That’s why he was off sync. Way too pressured. Not worried, just worked up. He needs a good drive.

  • NinjaMountie

    Bell looked good, too.

  • Jacque Strappe

    Mike Mitchell = giant disappointment

  • MDPensFan

    Alright, enough negativity. Let’s focus on the positives….

    Nevermind.

  • Tiger Jimmy

    Since Dave live tweets during the games, ” Matthew or Alex” could man the post LIVE-CHAT on this site during SEASON GAMES. I like this idea.

    What’ya think, folks?

  • NinjaMountie

    again…I’ll give that a little more time.

  • Bill

    Positives such as…………………

  • BFB

    Yikes. Not a very polished performance at all. O line is serviceable in pass blocking. Some push late by D line. LBs are solid but that is where it ends so far tonight. Wheaton looks like he needs to phone a friend or something. RBs earn a solid as well. O line has opened a few holes but far too many runs are bounce back and improve as opposed to the designed hole. Coaches look foolish right now.
    Here is hoping for a better 2nd half.

  • Matthew Marczi
  • westcoasteeler

    AB. His one catch was awesome.

  • Weiss Chad

    Eagles avg 4.8 yds a carry as a team.yikes.sproles 5.5 and McCoy 6 yds a carry.ugh

  • Leon Mcnair

    Terrible

  • Bill

    I’m done with this; can’t watch any more HS football from the Steelers. I’ll look at films later. See you all.

  • IndianaSteelerfan

    Maybe the defensive coaches knew that it would be a good idea to get Kiesel back in the lineup.

  • Aric Brown

    Our strength is #84

  • Jacque Strappe

    He can’t cover. And hasn’t tackled well. He’s Ryan Clark 2.0

  • SteelerMike

    DHB!!!

  • BFB

    I like the fast pace the Eagles use. Has to wear down a defense. Not suggesting it for our offense right now. We need to be able to execute out of the huddle first.

  • treeher

    Poor pass protection. Hurried every throw. No connection at all with Wheaton. I’m very concerned at this point, Wheaton has shown me nothing.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Glad someone else noticed i was ready to turn away after 5 minutes of talking about everything but play by play.

  • Douglas Andrews

    I’m officially jumping off the Brad Wing bandwagon those are all JV punts with hang time!

  • joed32

    I think it’s a first and I hope last. Instead of hearing who made the tackle, etc we had to listen to him drone on about something.

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