The Steelers kickoff in Jacksonville at 7:30 tonight. Here some things to keep an eye on during tonight’s game.
No injuries. The end. Thanks for reading. Seriously though, let’s just get through tonight (and all of preseason) without losing another player to a serious injury.
I’m not the guy to beat the drum that is that somewhat tired narrative, but I’m as anxious as anyone to see how JJ looks this year. It’s hard to predict how much playing time he’ll see tonight, but I’m looking forward to seeing how he looks.
Bell had an amazing season last year, and by his own accounts and shared photos, he’s in even better shape now. The star running back will likely only be in for a couple drives at best tonight, but I wouldn’t be surprised if broke a couple ankles. According to his Twitter profile, he plans on putting on a show. (I don’t know why he uses the hashtag “Juice” so much).
— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) August 14, 2015
Speaking of running backs, Dri Archer showed improvement during the Hall of Fame game last Sunday. While he certainly made some mistakes, I’m hoping to see him build on last week’s showing.
OK, hear me out. I was one of his biggest detractors last season, but honestly, he looked like a different player last week. I can think of some possible reason as to why that was the case, but I’ll reserve my opinion until I see more.
We get to see what the new guy can do. He did well in practice on Wednesday. Obviously tonight will be a big test for him. Obviously.
Grant didn’t see any defensive playing time last week. Tonight we should get a look at how the rookie responds to live game action. Knuckle up.
The young tight end had some pretty grotesque drops last week. Maybe it was jitters. Maybe the death of his friend did have an impact on his focus as some reports suggested. Either way, we’ll see if he can bounce back tonight, or if he continues raising questions about his hands.