If Ben had the same kind of time that Manning did, the score would be 31-19 Steelers.
Steelers tried to address Oline with draft picks. Great long term strategy. But Steelers needed key Oline vets for the short term. They failed to do that.
The Steelers looked better than last years opening loss, 35-7 against the Ravens
LeBeau tried not to give up the big play. But he gave up the big play. The book on Manning, mainly written by the Patriots, is to pressure him. The Steelers gave up on the pressure after the 1st half. Manning took the Steelers secondary apart. Great QB's will do that.
Steelers had too many key players out, DeCastro, Harrison, Clark, Gilbert, Foster.
Worlids looked fast. Why not unleash him more?
The defense looked like they succumbed to the altitude while playing only 3 quarters. Is the D as flabby as the head coach?
The Steelers were not looking for revenge. Why not? Is the coach losing his intensity as the fat accumulates?
Haley is a fraud. He's worse than Arians. Poor game plan. Poor adjustments. Poor 4th quarter play calling. He waits until the 4th quarter to go deep. Hey, Haley, if you want to run the ball, you've got to set it up with the deep pass. Watch how Fox set up the run and sliced and diced the Steelers in the 4th.
What happened to those quick passes to Rainey in the flat?
A two or even three tight end set might be a good option. Check Pats gameplan.
Peyton Manning is very good.
Bronco's line is good.
Porter is very good.
Steelers receivers are very good.
One game out of 16, big deal.
It's not how you start the season, but how you end it. The Steelers have a lot of room to improve.
Dwyer is better than Redman or he wants to play more.