OK- that's when I went upstairs from the man cave for pizza. It was a 3 and out.. Foster did start the game then.. I didn't think I was going nuts..... They must have decided to rotate the 2 OG's tonight. I have a feeling Foster has been having such a good camp that he was really pushing DeCastro for the job....
Theres a vid of the play...
Doesnt look so bad,hope its not..
BTEW watch Gilbert getting blown the F up by Mario Williams
Mario blows up a lot of OL...
season over? Uh... I don't think so.
Originally Posted by Shoe
People over react way too much on here. Still preseason..
Steelers’ DeCastro carted off with injury
By Ralph N. Paulk
Published: Saturday, August 25, 2012
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Steelers were hit with injuries in the first half Saturday against Buffalo, as right guard David DeCastro, the team’s No. 1 draft pick, starting running back Isaac Redman and defensive end Brett Keisel left in the first quarter.
DeCastro’s knee was bent sideways on a third-and-8 from the Steelers’ 6-yard line in which Ben Roethlisberger threw incomplete from a shotgun formation. DeCastro was in obvious pain, grimacing while being treated by the team’s medical staff.
It was announced that DeCastro, replaced by Ramon Foster, would not return.
Redman was briefly sidelined after being diagnosed with a shoulder injury. He returned midway through the opening period and ripped off an 18-yard gain that was wiped out by a holding penalty. Redman missed last weekend’s preseason game against Indianapolis with a hip injury.
Keisel injured his left ankle and did not return in the first half.
NOT SO SPECIAL
Dismissing special teams coordinator Al Everest did little to inspire the Steelers’ punt and kickoff units.
Buffalo’s Leodis McKelvin had 18- and 10-yard punt returns to help the Bills take a 7-0 lead.
The punt coverage team appeared to rebound, as Curtis Brown and Ryan Mundy downed the ball at the Buffalo 1 with 6:34 left in the first quarter, but the play was reversed when Buffalo challenged the call.
Rookie Chris Rainey couldn’t generate much and was dumped for a 1-yard loss on a punt return.
Defensive end Ziggy Hood dominated the trenches in the first half.
The four-year veteran was in on four tackles, including one solo, in the first half. Hood also recovered a fumble caused by linebacker Lawrence Timmons at the Buffalo 18, tipped a pass and added a quarterback hit.
The Steelers didn’t help themselves in a lackluster first quarter.
Their offensive execution was poor, as they failed to pick up a first down on their first two possessions. Also, Rainey and receiver Antonio Brown dropped passes with an open field ahead of them.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was further frustrated when receiver Emmanuel Sanders dropped a perfectly thrown pass on a deep sideline route with cornerback Aaron Williams trailing by two strides.
MISSED TURNOVER CHANCES
Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau wasn’t pleased as the Bills ran the ball successfully during a scoring drive.
A silver lining was watching his linebackers combine to create an opportunity for a turnover.
Timmons hit quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, whose pass was tipped by Larry Foote, but LaMarr Woodley dropped the interception. Woodley dropped another errant throw in the second quarter.
Scott McKillop, a former Pitt standout, is among several linebackers Bills coach Chan Gailey hopes will develop before the team opens the regular season.
McKillop, a Kiski Area graduate, spent the 2009 season in San Francisco. He had 10 tackles in the first two preseason games and was expected to a get a long look from Bills defensive coordinator and former Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt.
Dorin Dickerson, a former All-Big East tight end at Pitt, is fighting for a roster spot with the Bills. The West Allegheny product doubles as an H-back in hopes of becoming one of the lead blockers for tailbacks Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller.
Another former Panther, running back Zach Brown, is trying to find a spot as a returner.
ODDS AND ENDS
The officiating crew had to sort out a couple of disputed calls but only tossed two flags in the first half, both against the Steelers. … The Steelers rushed for 31 yards and netted 72 total yards in the first half.
Tomlin said at the half that Keisel has a mild high ankle sprain. Should be ready to go for Denver game....
I was worried about Max's knee on this turf. Shoulda been worried about DD's instead.
After game, Tomlin said DD's knee is potentially "severe." :-(
I thought MCL the way it happened. But it could also be an ACL. It didn't look good at all.
Originally Posted by spyboots