Experience only counts for so much in the NFL. The way the Steelers play, the bruising style of football, those 30 year old bodies don't bounce back as quickly. Hampton, Keisel, were all out by the end of the game. Clark, Hoke and Smith didn't play. Two of those players are on IR. That takes a toll.
Hobbling QB. Although he wasn't visibly limping, his practice time was limited and you could tell that his timing was off.
Ward is done. Get a good pair of dancing shows. Ward looks like a walrus on the field. He is so slow compared the other receivers.
Need a TE. Health is great. He needs a complement. No one is afraid of Saunders.
Young CB's are up and coming. This has to be good news. The Steelers will get an infusion of young CB's who looked pretty good this year. If Ike can't recover from yesterday's perform.
Oline: Rotating line is great for game experience, but in the end it does you in because there is no cohesion. By the second half, you had Gilbert the rookie and Foster left as the only first string starters.
The Oline needs to be fixed. As good as the defense was, they had a bad game and the offense was not there to bail them out. A good oline will give will open up the running game and give Ben more time to throw.
The Steelers are developing some really good running backs. But none of that will matter if we have the revolving line.
Need a TE. Saunders needs to step up next season and prove why he should have been a 1st round draft choice before his college problems.