Sunday, September 09, 2012

Steelers @ Denver: It's Over except for the quick hits

That, my friends, it what 9-7 looks like.  Sure, there is no sense in panicking after one loss, but the defense is older and slower; and history is likely to judge the Super Bowl loss to Green Bay as the beginning of the end for a great group of football players.

If Demaryius Thomas plays the Steelers a few more times he may end up a first ballot hall-of-famer.

Many will point to the five sacks of Ben, but with two of those coming on the Steelers' final possession I'm willing to give the offensive line pretty decent marks considering that Denver's defense is probably the best the Steelers will see this season outside of their own division (and yes, I am including the Jets in that).

Other than a dropped pass I loved Jonathan Dwyer's performance (9 carries, 43 yards).

For one night at least, Kennan Lewis was not the answer at cornerback.

Finally, time of possession is overrated.

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Steelers @ Denver: Halftime quick hits

Mike Wallace's halftime line:  1 catch, 2 penalties; preseason means nothing.

Antonio Brown: He is earning his contract extension already, and the one Mike Wallace wanted.

Did Casey Hampton already retire and not tell anyone?  Any time Denver has wanted to go up the middle they have done so with one offensive lineman.

On 3rd-and13 at the end of the first half Denver doesn't blitz off of Mike Adams' side of the line?  Uh, no wonder Jack Del Rio got fired in Jacksonville.

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