By LG

The Pittsburgh Steelers look bad this preseason. They have lost their second game of the season and they don’t look like they are playing very good football. The second problem is they don’t have a guy to back up Ben Roethlisberger.

If Big Ben goes down with an injury, the team is going to be in trouble. Both back ups looked terrible in the team’s second preseason game. Landry Jones completed only 9 of the 22 passes he threw and Bruce Gradkowski completed only 5 of the 9 passes he threw.

That’s a far cry from the 5 of 6 passes big Ben completed. The Steelers made a lot of changes in the off-season and they don’t look like they are working. The defense is dragging and they couldn’t stop the Redskins with their back-up quarterbacks.

The Pittsburgh defense gave up 146 rushing yards in the game. This isn’t the Steel curtain defense we have seen in the past. Yes it is preseason and the games mean nothing. But the Steelers look bad and the season starts in a couple of weeks.

The team needs to come together before the regular season starts and they better find a way to play like a team. The offensive line looks like they are going to have problems protecting the QB again this season.

It is a good thing Roethlisberger comes into the 2013 season in the best shape of his career. He is going to need it if he can’t get some protection.

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Readers Comments (9)

  1. robert graff

    Funny thing i said the same thing last week. Heres what i feel are the problems. Haley’s offense doesn’t match well with our personnel especially Ben. And despite what everyone thinks this team doesn’t have enough weapons.

     
    • Anonymous

      Line can’t even protect the short passes, what would happen with stretch offense?

       
  2. Rick

    Bring back Charlie Batch at least he could be counted on

     
  3. Cameron Ahart

    yea i agree with robert graff this team needs to learn o how to protect ben like come on howe hard is it to keep a guy off someone lets go guys get your heads in the dang game

     
  4. ima fan

    I have written off the steelers already. Coach Tomlin inherited the team from Coach Cower and has not re-built it at all. He is a terrible coach…time to get rid of him

     
  5. Joeybaggadonuts

    Who is the jackass author of this article. It’s preseason and no game plans are in place. there were flashes to build on.

     
  6. JC Chuta

    Very little pressure on any of the opposing QB’s. ANd keep in mind, RG III wasn’t even playing. Even incompetent Grossman looked like Joe Montana out there. What is Tomlin going to do? He will keep talking like a politician & nothing will get done! Bring Cowher back!!!

     
  7. M. Wayne Miller Jr

    So far the team reminds me of the Steelers of 50’s & 60″s only thing missing is “Hi diddle diddle Rogel up the middle”. Right now as I look at the schedule I see the Steelers winning 2 games this year. Hopefully I’m wrong and the days of my youth are being repeated.

     
  8. Shawn

    Coach tomlin doesn’t talk like a politician …more like the reverand Jesse Jackson if u ask me

     

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