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My thoughts on preseason wk 1

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by blackandgoldpatrol, Aug 14, 2022.

  1. blackandgoldpatrol

    blackandgoldpatrol Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2011
    1. George Pickens is the real deal

    2. Liked Kenny Pickett's mobility and ability to pick apart the defense, but still need to see him throw the ball down field a bit

    3. If coach Tomlin wants the best on the team, and not just a veteran presence, then we have seen the last of Benny Snail in a Steelers uniform

    4. Starting to feel comfortable with Trabisky

    5. I know most of the defensive starters did not play, but more is needed and expected

    6. Dammit..... Where's Chris Oladokun!!!!
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  2. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    I liked Mitch's ability to scramble as well. The one play where he should have been sacked and he was able to get out of the grasp and scramble for positive yards was something we haven't seen in a few years.
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  3. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2011
    Thanks for your input I was just seeing highlights.
  4. JAD

    JAD Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012

    7. Seen enough of Bush already, not pretty, same as last year. I don't have to see him anymore, enough is enough. He is not going to change.
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  5. Steelersfan43

    Steelersfan43 Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2016
    The run defense is still a huge concern
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  6. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Would be more concerned if starters played.
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  7. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2020
    Well it wasn't against the other teams starter either....So...:shrug:
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  8. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Why do people care about Oladokun? He's not making the team, he has three QBs on the team who are better than him.
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  9. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello world

    Oct 26, 2011
    So it means nothing to either team…:shrug:
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  10. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello world

    Oct 26, 2011
    Because he’s a Steeler

    This is a Steeler message board

    You must be new here
  11. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2020
    Didn't say that...I'm saying we can't say our D is OK because We weren't playing starters....because neither were they at that time. That's all.:shrug::shrug::shrug:LoL
  12. Steelers-MT

    Steelers-MT Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2017
    Benny Snail. Nice.

    You forgot to say goodbye to Mason.
  13. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2020
    I seriously doubt they get rid of Mason(unless he ask for a trade)....We always keep 3 Qbs, and by all accounts Oladokun hasn't been really taking reps ....So...:shrug:
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  14. blackandgoldpatrol

    blackandgoldpatrol Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2011

    Simple and plain, if you bring a guy on to the team, then you give him a chance to compete..... If he's outplayed and doesn't make it then fine, but it's done with no excuses and no what ifs......
    Coach Tomlin has ended this kids career before it even had a chance to begin... I can't imagine how he must feel
  15. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    If Mason gets traded, then Oladokun will get his chance, he had to know he was a long shot to make the team anyway.
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  16. Karl

    Karl Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2022
    The game was pretty much as I expected.
    They played it to highlight players and figure out the competition for spots.

    The QB's played well, though Kenny Pickett gets a little more kudos.
    I still don't want to anoint him as the savior starter.
    Pickens is the real deal, he's going to cause problems for DB's.
    I liked McFarland's work.

    The Defense had some holes, but they usually come on faster than the offense, so I am not worried yet.
    Hopefully they get some reps in the next outing.
  17. steelers5859

    steelers5859 Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Tribuisky will start the season; Mason might command a third round pick in a trade scenario.
    We need ILB help....again.
    We need a backup OLB......
    The run defense is not up to par. They played there 2nd and third string as well and we didn't match up well against them
    We have a crowded WR room
    Bennie Snell should be getting nervous
    Moore Jr, needs to do better.
  18. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2019
    I heard on 93.7 the Fan this afternoon that the rumour is that the Steelers are wanting a 3rd round pick in exchange for Rudolph. That's a pretty high asking price but if someone's QB gets hurt in the next couple of weeks they could offer a 4th round pick that the Steelers probably would agree to.
  19. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    I read that Seattle left a lot of their starters in.
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  20. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2020
    They may have , but I seen a bunch on the sidelines.
    I'm just really worried about this Defense.....outside of rushing the Qb.
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  21. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    LOL. There is nobody behind him. Spillane and Johnson looked absolutely terrible last night.

    I think this whole Tomlin gimmick of Spillane being a co-starter with Bush turned out to be a complete joke to the Steeler Fans that watched Bush's backups play last night. I don't know whose idea this has been to make Jack and Bush share 1st team reps with Spillane, but this farce needs to end immediately. Give Bush all the 1st team reps in practice that he can get his hands on to see if Jack and Bush can help elevate Bush's game.
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  22. Animus

    Animus Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2020
    I've pretty much given up on Bush.
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  23. SGSteeler

    SGSteeler Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2013
    I’ll say this

    1. Pickens likely becomes my favorite Steeler at some point this year. I LOVE his attitude and ability.

    2. RB room looks a lot better that we thought going into the year. McFarland finally showing out and healthy. Warren looks like a solid player. Teague running hard. Like to see it

    3. Connor Heyward will need to find a way onto the field. He’s a Y tight end, and tbh we haven’t had a guy with his skill set ever. He’s built like (and has similar style to) Aaron Hernandez. He was a pleasant surprise (so was his usage by Canada). Could be a weapon in the red zone.

    4. WR room is deep. Gonna be some tough cuts. DJ, Pickens, Claypool, Austin are locks. That means Olszewski, Boykin, Sims, Vaughns, White and Miller fighting for likely two spots, but maybe just one? The first four in that group all looked good at different points last night.

    5. Myles Jack is going to help our run defense immensely. Just having a competent ILB will be so nice. We’re going to notice a difference immediately.

    6. Trubisky will be more than fine. If he can avoid the big mistake and just manage the game and make some plays with his legs we are going to win a lot of games. Mason looked like Mason. Quality back up. Pickett impressed for sure. Obviously still a lot of work to do, but couldn’t have asked for a better start. He looks poised and confident. Made good decisions and showed why he was the top QB taken this year.

    7. The secondary will be interesting this year. I actually think it’s a solid and versatile group. Witherspoon and Sutton will be unspectacular but solid. Wallace can play. So can Maulet and Norwood. Kazee looked good out there and we still have Minkah and the steady play from Edmunds. I like the possibilities.

    8. OL should be better too. Green is night and day a better guard than center. Poor kid got f’ed by the Steelers last year and put in a position to fail. Moore scares me a bit, but Cole and Daniels will solidify that group. It won’t be a top 5 unit, but it should be decent.

    9. can we start the season already???
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  24. StillCurtain

    StillCurtain Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2018

    Gave up more yards on the ground than any other team last year. Is most definitely a huge concern no matter if it's starters on the field or back ups. Cannot give up that kind of yardage and expect to go deep into the post season. Hope they get it dialed in this year.
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  25. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Folks when healthy, Kenny Pickett has done this for 4 years at Major college level,
    He will need surrounded with help/weapons. If he has this help, he and his TEAMmates will win games for the Steelers.
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