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    With Cuts coming...who impressed tonight?

    In my opinion...WR Gilreath, RB Ford, OL Lee, OLB Robinson, QB Johnson, DBs Brown, Golden & Victorian, K Hrapmann (Suisy should be nervous).

    Not impressive - OLs Essex, Adams & Beachum, WR Clemons, DBs Rodgers-Cromartie & McFadden, LB Foote, TE Paulson (especially compared to how good the Colts' TE Whalen looked tonight), the delayed draws.
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    definitely WR David Gilreath, he may have just moved into the #5 WR position with tonight's performance.


    Steelers WR David Gilreath Impresses in Steelers 26-24 Win over Indianapolis Colts

    by Neal Coolong on Aug 19, 2012



    It was a night to remember for deep roster hopeful WR David Gilreath.

    Mired toward the bottom of an underachieving pile of potential fifth receivers, Gilreath vaulted himself to the top of that competition in the second half of Pittsburgh's 26-24 win over Indianapolis in Pittsburgh Sunday night.

    His first catch, a 41-yarder from QB Charlie Batch on 3rd-and-11, extended a drive that led to a Danny Hrapmann field goal.

    He made two more catches in the fourth quarter - both on third down, and one for 24 yards from QB Jerrod Johnson on 3rd-and-16 - as the Steelers came from behind to get their first preseason victory.

    In a game where the Steelers offense mustered just one touchdown, a 57-yard shock of electricity by Antonio Brown, the Steelers back-up players struggled quite a bit. It was another poor outing by second-round pick OT Mike Adams, who surrendered another 2.5 sacks and was nearly bowled over by a third-string Colts pass rusher on another play.

    While RB Baron Batch did not rack up yards or make any big plays with the ball, he ran noticeably harder in this game compared to the Steelers first preseason game. He also got way down field on Brown's touchdown, making a block that could have been the last Colts attempt to prevent him from scoring.

    RB Chris Rainey, the hero from the first game, fumbled on his first touch and took a significant hit on the play. He left the field for a few plays. He returned but did not make a major impact rushing or receiving.

    Johnson, on the other hand, looked significantly better, and may have given himself a chance to unseat veteran third-string QB Batch. He was 4-for-5 passing, including the big gainer to Gilreath, and led the Steelers to the game-winning field goal with less than a minute to play.

    The Steelers' starting defense flummoxed rookie QB Andrew Luck for the first portion of the game, leading to a few poor throws through strong coverage and pressure. Luck regained his composure and carved the Steelers - mostly consisting of their non-injured starters - up for much of the second quarter. He led the Colts to two touchdown drives and a last-second field goal despite throwing two interceptions.

    One of those picks - the one returned for a touchdown by CB Ike Taylor - was on him. The other was a dropped pass directly in the receiver's hands that he tipped in the air. CB Cortez Allen plucked it out of the air for the turnover.

    The Steelers will travel to Buffalo for their third preseason game Aug. 25.

    http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com...anapolis-colts
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    I had to miss the 2nd half...What were some of the highlights?

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    Gilreath is Digest Player of The Week

    Bob Labriola - Steelers Digest


    Offensive coordinator Todd Haley had said some positive things about first-year wide receiver David Gilreath during the time the team spent at Saint Vincent College, but the Steelers were waiting to see him do something in a preseason game. Gilreath didn’t play in the preseason opener against the Eagles in Philadelphia because of an infection, and so the game against the Indianapolis Colts was going to be his first chance to impress inside a stadium.

    Gilreath didn’t disappoint. He finished with a team-leading four catches for 78 yards, and he made every one of them count. He caught a 41-yard pass to convert a third-and-11 and then later in the same possession caught one for 7 yards to convert a third-and-5. That drive ended in a field goal that brought the Steelers within 24-20.

    Then in the fourth quarter, Gilreath’s 24-yard reception converted a third-and-16, and that drive ended in another field goal to get the Steelers to within 24-23. And then on the Steelers’ final possession, Gilreath caught a 6-yard pass to convert a third-and-5, and the drive ended with the field goal that ended up giving the Steelers a 26-24 win.

    Gilreath is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

    Also considered were Daniel Hrapmann, who kicked all of those field goals – from 25, 39, 43 and 22 yards; Ike Taylor, who had one tackle, an interception that he returned 49 yards for a touchdown, and two passes defensed; Antonio Brown, who turned a quick sideline screen pass into a 57-yard touchdown and added an 18-yard catch that converted a third-and-11 in the first quarter; Mortty Ivy, who had two special teams tackles and blocked a punt; and Jonathan Dwyer, who started at halfback and led the team in rushing with 43 yards in eight carries.

    http://www.steelers.com/news/article...0-aac54f0a3741

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    Gilreath went a long way to making the roster last night. Adams went a long way to confirming he is not ready to start in the NFL and now we have to hope Max Starks can be ready for Game #1 and stay healthy.

    Golden seem like a keeper at Safety. Robinson seems like a keeper at OLB as far as being a pass rusher but Collingsworth said Tomlin made a comment that "he was a one trick pony who can get after the QB but can't drop into coverage or set the edge." Not sure what to make of that but our other "one trick pony" did OK and still may if he ever reports.

    Beachum has been disappointing. I really thought from the early camp reports that he may sneak onto the roster. He is PS material. Game just seems too fast for him right now.

    Who is Victorian? Never noticed.
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    Victorian's my new project I'm rooting for. Let's go 35.

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    Not impressive:

    Beachum, Essex, half our OLine at the end of the game that let 2 Colts jump over them to block a kick and gave nearly no effort of the final drive, Batch, Batch, and Curtis Brown who's taken the 10 yard cushion to a new level with his 10 yard cushion all over the field.

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    Gilreath went a long way to making the roster last night. Adams went a long way to confirming he is not ready to start in the NFL and now we have to hope Max Starks can be ready for Game #1 and stay healthy.

    Golden seem like a keeper at Safety. Robinson seems like a keeper at OLB as far as being a pass rusher but Collingsworth said Tomlin made a comment that "he was a one trick pony who can get after the QB but can't drop into coverage or set the edge." Not sure what to make of that but our other "one trick pony" did OK and still may if he ever reports.

    Beachum has been disappointing. I really thought from the early camp reports that he may sneak onto the roster. He is PS material. Game just seems too fast for him right now.

    Who is Victorian? Never noticed.
    Victorian is the backup DB who grabbed a pick. He almost had a pick against the Eagles as well. So far, in a small sample size, he may be the most impressive of those competing for the #5 CB job, which isn't saying much.

    Robinson is an interesting case. Sounds like Tomlin challenged him to step up and play well against the run, and he did. However, I'm not sure if the Steelers will be able to carry a backup OLB that does not play special teams. Robinson not playing special teams does, however, make it more likely that he could be kept on the PS.

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    number 39 sucked

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    Gilreath is a beast... This is why Wallace needs to get his but in camp. I'm not crowning Gilreath but it sure seems like we have a knack for finding WR talent. This kid reminds me of Randle El...

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