....but it was still nice for the fellas to eek out a W, regardless.
Just when the Steelers were making Luck look like a rookie, and I was texting my friends saying so, the kid starts looking like the best rookie QB since Dan Marino. I think Luck is everything advertised. How "lucky" Colt fans are to go from Manning to this guy, without any crap in between (other than last year). You can't convince me that their owner orchestrated them, however that would be done, to stink enough to get the 1st pick over all. You stink for one year in order to have the next 12 years with a franchise QB.
I thought the defense really looked good until Luck tore them to pieces in the 2nd Q. I still think our D will be just fine. And that was with missing major studs like Harrison out there.
Dwyer will be our bread and butter back. I have been saying this since we drafted him but the stars didn't align until now. But he is going to be the man. Watch and see. Yea, on his runs it sure appears that the OL is making holes, but, he still has the perfect timing on hitting them at the right time. He reminds me of watching Gore for SF: doesn't appear all that overly fast, etc. but just KNOWS how to run the ball with the instincts of when to run where. JD has that.
Do you think Rainey will adapt to the hard hits of the NFL? I have seen small guys go one to two ways: They wilt under the physicality of the NFL or they some how can handle it when other guys their size simply can't take it - the Warrick Dunns, Sproles of the league. Just when it looked like Rainey was tearing it up, a DB rocked his world. If that is what a DB can do to him, he might not cut it for ever long in this league, but the encouraging news was he did get back in the game after that hit, so the jury is still out with him. I don't know who that DB was (CB or safety?) but he jacked him up.
A. Brown is a freaking baller, period, end of story. It's nice to see that he still is giving full effort even after signing a huge contract. Now there is a case of a fairly small dude still playing huge. His lean frame doesn't hinder him a bit from making plays. Thank God we have AB, finding him in the 5th round to boot. Great F---g scouting to nab that guy in the 5th. Way to go, scouts.
Wallace is due to report any day. If they only have him for one more year, and season he has to come up big for a huge next deal, then so be it. I think Pgh is a legit contender to win it all this season, if they stay relatively healthy in key spots, including Ben, Troy, Harrison, Woodley, Brown, Dwyer, Pouncey, etc.
DeCastro will be a stud; I don't care if he didn't start off playing at a probowl level day one. He is progressing and will be everything as advertised - I have no doubts about it.
Charlie Batch, career over. Please don't start the season with him being on the active roster. Let's not be crazy now.