I know the game was ugly in the first half. Colon having holding calls, brown and wallace dropping some passes. Look at it this way, we still won the game. The defense wasnt pretty but they held the Eagles to only 14 points. Mendenhall was a bright spot which is good and he had over 80 yards on 14 carries. Redman looked really comfartbale being in the backup role he is comfaortbale with. Frustrating part was the lack of discipline after a bye week.
-Mendenhall played great today.
-Brown contributed well
-Cotchery needs smaller cleets
-The offensive line played well when it had to, Yes even Colon sometimes, except for them holding penalties
-Ben wasnt hit to much today
-Haley's first 4th quarter comeback as a Steelers OC with good play selections.
-Timmons played like a freak of nature
-Mclendon showed why he needs to get more playing time with push up the middle.
-Worilds stepped up
-Lack of discipline.
-Clark DID come in late on that one penalty, no reason to go after the guy when he was almost down by two other defenders. Boneheaded play.
-WR's dropped some passes they should have caught but I dont expect to see them play any worse than what they did today, or have as many drops as they did today
-The defense only gave up 14 points, its not like we gave up 28+
-The cushion DL loves for Philly's last drive(that will never change in the scheme)
I was frustrated as most of you by the play in the first half, seriously, it cant get any worse than that. If we get past Tenn on Thursday which I expect we will. I think the Steelers will be in good shape even with the tough schedule ahead of us. I think Harrison coming back is what the defense needed to amp up a little more. The defense shut down a pretty good Eagles offense in McCoy/Maclan/Jackson and Vick with the threat of running and passing. With as ugly as the game looked, there were alot of positives also.