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Steelers vs Eagles Second Half Live Update And Discussion Thread


The Pittsburgh Steelers receive the ball to start the second half after the Philadelphia Eagles dominated the second half, both on  the field and on the scoreboard, as Pittsburgh trails 17-0.

Ben Roethlisberger has not been sharp, even if the running game has shown some promise behind Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount. The defense, however, has had little in the way of answers for Chip Kelly‘s uptempo offense, and the Eagles’ defensive speed has also hemmed in many of the Steelers’ perimeter passing options.

Head coach Mike Tomlin “absolutely” will bring his starters back out to begin the second half after the disappointing first 30 minutes. The defense allowed 251 yards, while the offense gained just  96.

Dri Archer picked up two yards on a short pass on first down. Bell was tripped up before he could break the run outside on second down and lost a yard to set up third and nine. Roethlisberger did find Markus Wheaton for first-down yardage and a new set of downs.

Bell gained three yards after the first down after first trying to break outside again but cutting back in. On second and seven, he was hit in the backfield for a loss of five. The Eagles’ reserves are getting the better of the Steelers’ first-team offense. Roethlisberger was brought down for a sack on third down.

Mark Sanchez is the new quarterback for the Eagles. Matthew Tucker carried for five yards on first down, then made Jarvis Jones missed on a 12-yard run. Sanchez found Damaris Johnson for another first down on the following play.

Tucker once again carried for 15 yards, but Ryan Shazier managed to break up a pass in his direction on the following play. On second and 10, Henry Josey carried for six to set up third and four. Jason Worilds was shaken a bit on a sack on which Sanchez fell to the ground, but the defense was flagged for holding, giving the Eagles first and goal from the three.

Tucker gained about two yards up the middle on first down, and cut left with nearly zero resistance for the touchdown on the following play to extend the Eagles lead to 24-0.

Sean Spence suffered a right knee injury at some point and will not return. That is not the knee that he injured two years ago.

Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown on a short route that he took across the field, but a hold negated the play. On first and 20, Roethlisberger connected to Wheaton for 13 yards. Heath Miller‘s five-yard reception made it third and two. Brown hauled in an over the shoulder throw for the first down.

Brown once again came down with the catch to jump start the offense, gaining 22 on the play. Blount plowed through the line for four yards with the offense finally showing some signs of life. After pressure through the line, Roethlisberger stepped up into the pocket and arced the ball to Miller in the end zone for the touchdown.

Ross Ventrone made a nice special teams tackle on the kickoff following the Steelers’ first score, but the Steelers were flagged for offsides, resulting in a re-kick. The re-kick was taken for a touchback.

The first-team defense remains out, sans Worilds, who will sit the remainder of the game with a knee injury, despite not looking too worried about it on the sideline. They allowed the Eagles’ second-team defense to score on their opening drive of the half.

Troy Polamalu was able to blow up the Eagles’ plans on first down, tackling the runner for a loss of six, but Sanchez hit his tight end for 12 yards to set up third and four. He then beat Ryan Shazier down the seam, and Ike Taylor was flagged for roughing the passer in the process.

Shazier missed the tackle on the next play, and the Eagles converted for a first down at the 20-yard line. A five-yard carry on first down made it second and five. Sanchez found Johnson for 14 yards down to the one. Lawrence Timmons stuck Tucker at the line of scrimmage on first down, but he punched it in with little effort on second down. The Eagles’ second-team offense has scored 14 points on two drives against the Steelers’ starting defense and they trail 31-7.

Lanear Sampson returned the ensuing kickoff to the Steelers’ 45-yard line. Bruce Gradkowski entered the game and threw to Martavis Bryant deep on first down, drawing an illegal contact call.

Other than Bell, the rest of the offense is made up of reserves at this point. Guy Whimper draws a holding call. Gradkowski slid for three yards for make it second and 17. Bell gained four to set up a third and long. The Eagles were flagged for a neutral zone infraction to make it third and seven. Two Eagles broke up a deep ball for Bryant, who failed to attack the ball.

Tomlin finally spared his first-team defense after giving up touchdowns on two drives to the Sanchez-led second-string Eagles offense. Daniel McCullers remains the second-team nose tackle. Philadelphia’s third-team offense is in.

Matt Barkley is now in the game. Josely seemingly had a 7o-yard touchdown on his hands, but a hold brought it back–still enough for first-down yardage.

McCullers just made a tackle 16 yards down the field. I feel I should stop writing now, but I can’t.

Following an offensive penalty from the 21, the Eagles picked up three on first and 20. B.J. Cunningham caught a touchdown over Isaiah Green, but an illegal formation penalty brought it back. Antwon Blake nearly intercepted the following pass along the right sideline, but both Green and Brice McCain were flagged for holding. Somehow, the Eagles failed to convert a third and six, and settled for a field goal attempt, but it was wide.

Bell and Blount continue to perform their community service by toting the ball midway through the fourth quarter. Bryant caught a pass and made a defender miss, showing nice speed after the catch for perhaps his first significant play this preseason.

Bryant returned the ensuing punt to the 42-yard line, and Gradkowski found Heyward-Bey for a first down to move the chains.

Gradkowski looked to Bryant deep again, but there was a defensive penalty on the play. Blount picked up a first down on the following play. Darrius Heyward-Bey hauled in a 33-yard pass for a touchdown to give the Steelers a 31-14 deficit.

Jordan Dangerfield and Vic So’oto were in on the ensuing kickoff coverage tackle inside the 20.

The Eagles turn the offense over to G.J. Kinne, whom I’ve never heard of. He suffered the disgrace of being tackled by Chris Carter after a one-yard gain on first down. Illegal hands to the face turned a third and one into a third and 11, and Ethan Hemer was able to get the sack.

Heyward-Bey converted a first down on the first play of the Steelers’ next drive, which began on the 42. From the 25, he caught a screen for nine yards in his bid to make the roster. Curtis Marsh defended Bryant well on first and goal on a jump ball. On second and goal, Derek Moye had his chance to do the same, but it was not a good throw. Bryant got into the end zone on a slant on third and goal, giving the Steelers 21 and trailing by 10 with less than three minutes to play.

The Eagles gained a first down, and both sides agreed to let the clock run down after the two-minute warning despite the Steelers having three timeouts left.

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About Matthew Marczi

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  • CodeNameJerk

    On the bright side they can’t get much worse. It’s all uphill from here! (cries)

  • WilliamSekinger

    Shazier with 6 first half tackles. Too bad most of them came 5-10 yards downfield

  • bustedknuckles

    Pathetic.

  • Agustin-ARG

    wait and see Addams and Landry on the field

  • Mark Hamilton

    First time I get to see them this year and good grief!

  • Dorian James

    If this is what we have to look forward to it’s going to be a long season,we look like a JV team out there!

  • Mark Hamilton

    can we not put pressure on the QB anymore?

  • cencalsteeler

    Porter, Haley, Munchak…… this is not the vision I had painted in my head.

  • Superdriller316

    The ones back on the field

  • bustedknuckles

    Nope. 95 looks like a boy and 93 looks lost.

  • NinjaMountie

    Here we go…lets leave that ole negative board behind lol

  • bustedknuckles

    He looks fast but lost sometime. He also looks to small to tackle those massive tight ends which are all the rage.

  • Polevaultjoe

    Ben and Wheaton could not get on the same page, even though they tried about 6 times. Something of a concern…..

  • NinjaMountie

    Honestly, with as bad as we played, I’m impressed we held them to 17 points lol

  • Mark Hamilton

    We need to get the RUN game going!

  • NinjaMountie

    that could be the nature of his assignment..hard to tell without rewatching every one.

  • http://www.amazon.com/The-Sibyl-Reborn-ebook/dp/B009KNQHSM James P. Kelly

    Pathetic doesn’t cover it. On the other hand, what else could you expect? It was written that they’d be as flat as Northern Indiana after yesterday’s dope-smoking idiocy. Vince Lombardi cloned with Knute Rockne couldn’t have fired-up this team today. On the real side…Ramon Foster looks FAT, slow, and like he doesn’t belong in the NFL. Also, if we don’t generate serious and consistent pressure, tonight’s performance by our secondary is exactly what we’ll see all year. In my opinion, this team has the talent to be 10-6 or better, It stands on the edge of 6-10 or worse.

  • Polevaultjoe

    Well at least they hooked up for a first down!

  • bustedknuckles

    And Ben just blew smoke up some reporters rear end about how Wheaton was gonna shock the world. I’ll be shocked when he catches one pass. Smh

  • Mark Hamilton

    Too much dancing in the run game!

  • Superdriller316

    NORTH AND SOUTH. Quit dancing

  • NinjaMountie

    Was the Oline on the field for that play?

  • (hate)49ers

    the flags played a factor in their 17points

  • westcoasteeler

    Now they’re gonna be shy?

  • bustedknuckles

    The dope smokers look decent in comparison to some of the supposed non dope smokers.

  • Mark Hamilton

    Great protection by the offensive line,,,,, NOT!!

  • ApexSteel

    This is the second team

  • westcoasteeler

    Is this their second team defense?

  • ergomesh

    he is probably still stoned.

  • (hate)49ers

    What kind of punt was that?

  • Polevaultjoe

    Another crappy punt!!!

  • Jason Vancil

    Why did this team do nothing to upgrade at Left Guard? Ramon Foster is a liability in Pass Pro.

  • Agustin-ARG

    the only thing we can expect is cero injuries tonight

  • ergomesh

    makes mesko look good

  • bustedknuckles

    I don’t think the o line looked that bad in comparison to the entire d. Sans 97&94.

  • Superdriller316

    The sad part is, he more than likely is.

  • NinjaMountie

    I’m not a huge Foster fan either. I Liked Barry Foster back in the day, though. :)

  • Jason

    So did lack of pressure, backside contain, coverage and tackling but yeah penalties

  • NinjaMountie

    We’re gonna get lit up by Mark Sanchez…oooh god! lol

  • ApexSteel

    This is the first team defense

  • Steelers12328882

    Ok if Mark Sanchez looks really good than we know we’re really bad.

  • NinjaMountie

    Make the first team play the whole game lol

  • NinjaMountie

    If Mark Sanchez looks good….it’s definitely the system.

  • Polevaultjoe

    Did the defense forget how to tackle???

  • (hate)49ers

    tucker is going to have a nice highlight tape after the game

  • http://www.tumblr.com/divini0r 太阳

    Looks like we aren’t even trying.. as long as we get out injury free fxxk it

  • ergomesh

    only player on or defense shazier

  • Mark Hamilton

    DO we have more penalty yards than offensive yards?

  • cp72

    Get the starters off the field. The only upside is staying healthy.

  • Superdriller316

    He ran through the Grand Canyon.

  • NinjaMountie

    Shazier almost with another splash play…as it stands it was more of a wave play.

  • westcoasteeler

    Six plays and they’re in the red zone.

  • ergomesh

    how many penalties for ike tonight?

  • NinjaMountie

    4?

  • Mark Hamilton

    Some of these defensive holding calls are pitiful!

  • Superdriller316

    Can’t even get a sack when the QB falls down. Sad

  • Jason Vancil

    Too many.

  • Steelers12328882

    This is embarrassing. Just call it, Tomlin. Get the starters out!

  • Terrence Phelps

    My eyes and patience aren’t ready for that circus

  • http://www.tumblr.com/divini0r 太阳

    And last time we got smashed by the eagles we won the SB

  • (hate)49ers

    why even make that call… COME ON MAN!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    Spence hurt his knee

  • Leon Mcnair

    You can’t touch the wr after five yds Ike

  • pat

    Same knee? How bad?

  • NinjaMountie

    IDK.just saw it in the tweets to the right

  • Steelerhawk47

    PATHETIC!!!

  • Mark Hamilton

    No, but they can pull on your jersey all night long if they want to.

  • (hate)49ers

    just call the game.

  • Polevaultjoe

    As Tomlin would say ” Relish in the stink you put on tape tonight” …. Wow they are taking a lickin’

  • westcoasteeler

    Not even trying

  • Steelers12328882

    I feel like smoking a bowl.

  • westcoasteeler

    It’s not helping…

  • NinjaMountie

    Spence hurt his left last year…am I right? This one is the right.

  • cp72

    Take Ben OUT!!!! Why? Why? Why?

  • (hate)49ers

    Thank God we get another preseason game week 1 against the Browns

  • westcoasteeler

    Now

  • Leon Mcnair

    They have no. Push on the d- line

  • Zac Sanders

    Careful what you wish for.

  • Matthew Marczi

    Other knee. Probably not serious.

  • Agustin-ARG

    we still have big problems versus spread offenses

  • westcoasteeler

    Ben told AB to chill on his way back

  • Steelnads

    Well it could be worse. At least Ben hasn’t given the Eagles the bird yet. (Pun absolutely intended)

  • NinjaMountie

    There we go …Wheaton and Ben looking more in sync

  • pat

    O thank you and thank you for the updates

  • Weiss Chad

    If a team passes to set up the run do you try stopping the pass and make them run.Even when it’s for over 5 yds a carry because they are beating you faster with the pass.

  • Steelers12328882

    Ben to AB. Still money!

  • NinjaMountie

    Now we are starting to move the ball….against their 2nd team lol

  • IndianaSteelerfan

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

  • SteelerMike

    Take the credit card out of Colbert’s hand right now….. no more huge contracts to anybody on this very average team.

  • ApexSteel

    Below average

  • cp72

    Big shocker…feed 84 move the ball

  • NinjaMountie

    OMG…panic much you guys!?

  • ApexSteel

    That sounds like panic to you?

  • Superdriller316

    Heaaaaaaath

  • Steelers12328882

    HEAAAAAAATHHHHH!!!!

  • MDPensFan

    Yay! We scored against their 2nd team!

  • NinjaMountie

    Dang…Heath looked really slow there.

  • westcoasteeler

    Yeah baby. Heath

  • cp72

    Okay we scored on the guys that will be working at Dicks Sporting Goods in two weeks

  • westcoasteeler

    We scored!

  • NinjaMountie

    yes..unless I miss sarcasm…did I?

  • Superdriller316

    Worilds with knee inj. He is out

  • http://www.tumblr.com/divini0r 太阳

    Its like every time we do something positive they throw a flag.. every time

  • ApexSteel

    No we just look like a below average team.

  • NinjaMountie

    Nah..they’re the back ups. They just ride the bench.

  • Jason

    Man heath looks slow. Even on the td

  • Agustin-ARG

    well at least a very good serie

  • NinjaMountie

    This game, yes. That doesn’t mean we ARE a below average team.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/divini0r 太阳

    The refs and commentary are to blame.

  • NinjaMountie

    Hey TP has a white doppelganger!

  • ApexSteel

    Have you seen us do anything average?

  • NinjaMountie

    Did he ever look fast?

  • westcoasteeler

    Saw him last week. He’s not head and shoulders material yet.

  • ApexSteel

    Keep in mind this is the first good team we’ve played

  • NinjaMountie

    AGAIN, this game, not so much. However, I’m not saying they are a below average team. They are having a below average game. Too early to know what they are going to be yet.

  • NinjaMountie

    He’s getting there, though!

  • NinjaMountie

    Still with the starters..wow

  • westcoasteeler

    Once he sacks Flucco!

  • Glenn W. Morris

    the standard is the standard!

  • NinjaMountie

    What a pass and catch

  • Steelers12328882

    WOW TEs are still killing us even though it’s 2nd team vs our 1s.

  • NinjaMountie

    Ike is racking up the penalty yards

  • sean mcmartin

    Ok some good play from Blount , Timmons, so far. AB always. Jarvis and Ike don’t belong. Very similar to last year, mediocre QB’s looking like all pros..
    very disturbing.

  • MDPensFan

    Shazier getting eaten up tonight.

  • Leon Mcnair

    Shazier can not cover he needs to work on that

  • NinjaMountie

    The coverage wasn’t too bad…that was a good throw. You can’t cover that.

  • Steelers12328882

    8-8 looks pretty good this year.

  • NinjaMountie

    C’mon…don’t you start with the panic on me too.

  • SteelerMike

    Total embarrassment…..

  • Leon Mcnair

    Yes u could he was beat and he suppose to be so fast

  • Steelers12328882

    I’m outta beer. Let the negativity flow!!!!

  • sean mcmartin

    They can’t stop the 2nd string Offense..How can any Steelers fan not be pissed off right now???

  • http://www.tumblr.com/divini0r 太阳

    Take ike out and they don’t score. Found our answer

  • MDPensFan

    Guess the starters will play the entire game at this rate.

  • NinjaMountie

    Okay. I give. they suck,he sucks, we’re doomed because of this one game. Trade Ben and lets rebuild.

  • Leon Mcnair

    They are making Sanchez look like Aaron Rodgers

  • NinjaMountie

    lol

  • (hate)49ers

    Does anyone think Tomlin should of taken 1team defense out?

  • Addison

    Steelers D you are losing to Sanchez and the reserves. Has the game passes this defensive scheme.

  • NinjaMountie

    Heck no…punishment play…I like it!!!

  • NinjaMountie

    It is kinda sad lol

  • Tammie Sherrell Hill

    Damn I just got here to say the same thing you beat me to it this game is pathetic

  • RW

    get ben out

  • Steve

    Stupid to leave them in, specially if some gets hurt.

  • cp72

    Get the feeling we need to play Bryant to give some juice to the offense?

  • NinjaMountie

    He is

  • Steve

    Ben gets hurt we are done, flip the burger to 2015.

  • Leon Mcnair

    You not getting it’s the third preseason game and our starters look terrible they can’t stop the ball or move the ball defense look like the second team defense there should be some concern yes

  • Steelers12328882

    Philly’s cheerleaders are hot!

  • pat

    Landry will lead us on an amazing comeback

  • http://www.tumblr.com/divini0r 太阳

    im gonna be one angry motherfxcker till week one.. were getting man handled

  • blackandgoldBullion

    hightlight of the night

  • Steve

    Blount and Bell had their share yesterday.

  • NinjaMountie

    I get it’s a bad game. I also remember everyone praising the offense last week. Everyone needs to chill. Could be the Eagles are just a terrible match up for us. Doesn’t mean the season is down the toilet…get a grip, bro.

  • Leon Mcnair

    The eagles aren’t that good

  • WilliamSekinger

    Bell is still in there haha

  • Steve

    Don’t get too angry, it’s preseason. Better to loose now than once the season starts – and it counts.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Playing the Browns at home will make you feel better

  • Steve

    He just may and can’t do much worse.

  • ApexSteel

    This game isn’t below average. This game is TERRIBLE so as of right now they are a below average team. 31 points allowed on defense 7 points scored on offense (that probably wouldn’t have this was an 8-8 team for two years straight. They weren’t elite and they’re not above being called below average. They’re living off their rep right now. Now they can get better, but as of right now theyre below average.

  • (hate)49ers

    kurt warner just said it may have something to do with the arrest. lol

  • NinjaMountie

    We will see about that. There O is pretty solid. Chill out, my friend, it is ONE game. Lets at least let them start 0-4 before you give up on them.

  • pat

    I hope not then we will be forced to have him on the 53

  • NinjaMountie

    Okay. I know it’s hard for some people to not panic. I understand. It’s an emotional game.

  • Steelers12328882

    Go up and get that!

  • MDPensFan

    Guess Wing will be our punter by default.

  • NinjaMountie

    Unless we lose..then I’ll just be sad.

  • MDPensFan

    Fight for the ball son!

  • SteelerMike

    But that would mean Bryant had some real potential.

  • Matthew Marczi

    I believe this is Le’Veon Bell’s community service.

  • Steelers12328882

    Too funny!

  • Bill

    The standard is the standard and our standard is 8-8!

  • NinjaMountie

    Is Mark Sanchez becoming legitimate Trade Bait?

  • (hate)49ers

    no wonder tomlin left the 1st defense in for so long. omg

  • SteelerMike

    I sure hope none of our PS squad guys get snatched away, lol

  • cp72

    Come on Shark….give me something to get excited about.

  • pat

    Is Tebow still a free agent maybe he can play cb

  • MDPensFan

    Yeah, so about all that amazing depth on defense…

  • ApexSteel

    LMAO yup that’s it kid.

  • Matthew Marczi

    Not unless Chip Kelly is coaching another team I’m not aware of.

  • (hate)49ers

    well there goes steelers stopping the run this year

  • NinjaMountie

    Lol..this is funny! The game and the message board.

  • Superdriller316

    Get Carter off the field

  • blackandgoldBullion

    74 made that tackle all the way down there!

  • Bill

    One thing I noticed tonight is that Blount has much quicker feet than Bell.

  • MDPensFan

    Steelers are doing wonders for the fantasy stock of every Philly player.

  • Steelers12328882

    Right. Even with everyone else looking bad he still looks worst than most.

  • NinjaMountie

    I’m drafting Sanchez…and Barkley

  • cp72

    Brian Hoyer is licking his chops.

  • SteelerMike

    320 rush yards allowed in the first two games was a warning sign.

  • MDPensFan

    Ed Hochuli has been our best player tonight.

  • pat

    Anyone think Big Dan finds himself starting by the end of the yr

  • westcoasteeler

    461 yds of offense.

  • Steelerhawk47

    This is just sad…

  • (hate)49ers

    I’m sure Menizel is mad he is not getting the start from watching this

  • Agustin-ARG

    may be McCullers on coverage

  • pat

    All ive heard is negative about Jarvis Jones time to bring Harrison back?

  • Frank Whanger

    After the Game Mike Tomlin says “we didn’t do enough to win, will go back and look at the tape and see how we can improve”

  • John A Stewart

    I really think its time for Lebeau to go sad too say since Casey be gone our d line has been horrific.I Truly believe we need to be a 4 3 spread offence kills our 3 4

  • Agustin-ARG

    please landry no….please landry no…..

  • Steve

    If you had that much weed you’d be running to.

  • NinjaMountie

    Ali Landry isn’t so bad.

  • Superdriller316

    Work those backs hard

  • NinjaMountie

    LOL…we aren’t looking at any of our other backs hah

  • Leon Mcnair

    Time to go to the strip club

  • Superdriller316

    Might make a receiver out of Blount yet

  • Steve

    Can’t quit now Matt. Alex felt like a burnt hotdog in the St. Vicent sun but he hung in there and did a fine job.

  • NinjaMountie

    He dropped it lol

  • Leon Mcnair

    Bryant is going to be real good

  • NinjaMountie

    HB sighting and he caught it

  • Jason Bowser

    At least this game tempered my enthusiasm for season…to think I was excited…Troy looks good but the rest of the Defense…they have no heart at all.

  • Steelers12328882

    DHB!!! Give that guy a roster spot!

  • Matthew Marczi

    Who called DHB?

  • ApexSteel

    Archer seems to be a starter in his own right. He doesn’t play after the first team stops playing.

  • Agustin-ARG

    DHB TD!! THE CRAZY PLAY!!

  • (hate)49ers

    is justin brown really ahead of him on the depth chart

  • NinjaMountie

    From everything I’ve read..yes

  • Leon Mcnair

    Somebody up here called that play earlier bomb to dhb

  • cp72

    Derek Moye better start packing.

  • (hate)49ers

    that concussion pushed him back

  • NinjaMountie

    I like Archer and what he brings to the table. He definitely seems to solidified a position for himself on the team.

  • pat

    6 wr on the 53?

  • cp72

    Does anyone else think we’d be a better offense with one of these tall fast guys on the outside and Wheaton in the slot?

  • still lit

    Team looked soft. :-(

  • srdan

    I’m 10 rows back behind our bench. I can’t tell who it was directed at but polumalu was as animated as I have ever seen him on the bench. He was dreaming at either McClendon or Jarvis. About 8 minutes later Mitchell got into it first with Timmons then shazier. To the point that Joey broke it up. A few minutes later shazier and Mitchell were talking again but not animated. Did tv show any of this?

  • SteelerMike

    and slooowwwww……. :(

  • bustedknuckles

    …and I’m not running TOO anywhere.

  • Steve

    Specially if JFootball strikes da finger.

  • NinjaMountie

    He got Hemer’d

  • (hate)49ers

    throw it to dhb for another TD

  • Steelers12328882

    No. TV coverage is the worst I’ve ever seen in my life.

  • Agustin-ARG

    Agustin-ARG • 2 hours ago

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

  • Steelnads

    Agreed

  • NinjaMountie

    HB with another catch.

  • Steelers12328882

    Justin Brown who? Guy has done nothing. Give me DHB.

  • pat

    Maybe Soto and Hojo hook up for a td

  • Steve

    The 2nd teamers are fighting for a job!

  • (hate)49ers

    thanks what we need

  • Superdriller316

    DHB

  • (hate)49ers

    are you kidding me. dhb should of got the start over justin brown

  • Steve

    Not a spelling B, that’s the other site!

  • MDPensFan

    Is Bryant wearing oven mitts? Good lord that kid can’t catch.

  • NinjaMountie

    That was a solid catch

  • MDPensFan

    There ya go. Bury it in his chest so can’t drop it!

  • (hate)49ers

    bryant with the TD. After 10 attempts

  • cp72

    Well at least Bruce is proving there isn’t a need to keep Landry Jones on the roster.

  • ApexSteel

    Not that it matters, but we could be in position to win this game if Suisham doesn’t miss earlier,

  • WilliamSekinger

    Eagles lack of depth is really showing now. Loaded on the first team, but a bunch of fry cooks behind them.

  • RASTA

    Also agreed

  • Superdriller316

    If we need 3 QB’s. KC is going to cut a QB that’s better than Jones..

  • Superdriller316

    Come on HoJo

  • cp72

    McCullers goes where he wants to. Jacks the center back three yards nearly every play.

  • NinjaMountie

    yea…we only go scored on by their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd stringers…but we’re showing those 4th stringers what Steeler football is!!!!!!!! :)

  • Agustin-ARG

    now we need another crazy play….like Carter sack, fumble and recovery for a td

  • bustedknuckles

    If you can’t tackle, the defensive front won’t matter.

  • HiVul

    This is how I’m feeling, I’m just hoping this is more a result of lack of preparation and scheme for preseason games and that the Eagles offense is just that good

  • SteelerMike

    LOL, now you’re in the swing of things.

  • WilliamSekinger

    :)

  • NinjaMountie

    It was so hard being the voice of reason in a sea of disparity.

  • bustedknuckles

    Not a friend of yours. Please refrain from directly commenting to me. On any site.

  • Superdriller316

    Carter can’t get a sack even when the QB falls down.

  • MDPensFan

    Hope Landry Jones was only renting in the area.

  • Superdriller316

    Be glad it’s a short flight home

  • Agustin-ARG

    may be before the game DHB smoked something

  • pat

    I didnt get to watch the game so let me just say thank you to everyone

  • Hard Row

    Stay on the field. Get a whistle. Again! Again! Who do you play for? Again!

  • Steve

    Are you mad because the Steelers lost? Bo HO!

  • bustedknuckles

    I will kindly ask you again. Find another.

  • Buccos9

    Jarvis Jones doesn’t look much better than he did last year. He has no discipline keeping outside containment. He was told to get stronger over the off-season. I’m not seeing any evidence that he is stronger. Moats may be a better option than Jones right now. I’m starting to smell a bust.

  • Rampage zR

    i thought DHB was the one who couldnt catch not MB

  • bustedknuckles

    92 is the best option. At minimum, he can show the whole team where the weight room is.

  • steelcityinny

    This looks similar to last year. cant stop the run, cant pressure QB and cant cover WR’s.. Once again, team was not prepared to play. Has been a signature of the Tomlin era.

  • bustedknuckles

    Lack of discipline leads to mediocrity.

  • chris ward

    Not a good performance on both sides of the ball, Defense looked really bad. A lot of work to be done before the Regular Season.

  • cp72

    I am now on the Heyward, McCullers, and Tuitt starting line bandwagon. If you’re gonna struggle you should struggle with young guys that can get better.

  • srdan

    You were right on McCullers the other day

  • bustedknuckles

    Big Mac looks better than he is being given credit for.

  • Big White

    Wow, Signing an 13 year veteran and making him the starter immediately sure looks like a genius plan now, doesn’t it.

  • bustedknuckles

    You think? We’ve got more problems than the offense that the other team will run. I seriously think we should start running practices just as Philly is. Speed up the tempo and leave whoever can’t keep up behind. We looked slow and pathetic.

  • Big White

    The only thing that can compete with what you saw tonight is the Bears 46. Everyone on the line of scrimmage, kill, kill, kill the lack of protection. Buddy Ryan will look like a genius in five years.

  • Brian Miller

    I actually think it takes talent to look this bad…I mean, our 1st team D made Sanchez and Tucker look like rock starts!

  • Brian Miller

    well, that extension for our field goal kicker really looks great right
    now…and by the way, can we EVER get a punter worth a crap?? How hard
    is it, really? I mean, I know Alex is in love with his hang time, but
    what the heck does hang time matter if it only goes 34 yards?

  • steelcityinny

    agree, really pathetic

  • bustedknuckles

    A bit of levity. Thank you.

  • bustedknuckles

    But he also looks reliable.

  • Dewayne Braxton

    You ain’t seen nothing yet. I join all of you as die hard fans. I have lived in Ohio all of my life and hate the Browns and Bengals. However, I am not willing to forget how much good offensive lines helped to create the Steelers success. Sadly, the fact is these guys do not measure. This regime cannot accurately evaluate O line talent. Sure Munch is great coach but he is still worker with a very average group. The line is just bad and this year it is going to play apart in Tomlin losing his job and he should be fired.

  • Dewayne Braxton

    I been saying all off season that the line needs an upgrade. For some reason, our fans fell in the with line’s so called potential. We anointed a position coach as savior when in fact all of the numbers that matter suggested that we need more talent. I said repeatedly that the no huddle and extra blockers masked our weaknesses.

  • Reno

    They rolled the dice by thinking could mask a poor secondary by trying to obtain a pass rush. if they don”t get one their secondary will be totally exposed and show their true colors like they did tonight

  • http://www.amazon.com/The-Sibyl-Reborn-ebook/dp/B009KNQHSM James P. Kelly

    Yeah…but then, you’d have to expect that they would. After all, they’re out to prove something–although what they hope to prove is beyond my imagination–whereas the REST of the team is clearly still ‘stoned’ by LeDoobiegate.

  • bustedknuckles

    They looked decent. They didn’t blow my skirt up or anything. To be honest, just to play, after the night and day they must’ve had was impressive. Probably working on little to no sleep. Lacking nutrition. Consumed by stress. I don’t think the team was affected that much. I think that chip Kelly has that Ferrari purring and Mike tomlin has us in an 87 chevette. We were unprepared and undisciplined and slow. Ferrari wins that race every time. I’ve never thought that we should copy anything from any other organization ever but playing and practicing at that tempo is clearly the wave of the future and we may want to consider it. Because we just got smoked. No pun intended.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/divini0r 太阳

    its preseason isnt an excuse.. we looked like when we were 0-4 last yr, lazy and uninspired. no excuse.

  • Steve

    Think they were shell shocked from the Weed Bust!

  • Steve

    Does the score or stats from Thursday night go down in the books – NO!

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