First off, apologies I didn’t get this up sooner. Having scouted college players for the past 15 years, I watch football with a pretty critical eye. I’ve also gotten to a point that because I watch and re-watch so many games, I rarely if ever watch a game live. This was the case with the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game of the 2012 NFL season against the Philadelphia Eagles. So I got to the game a little late, but I’m here now. And I was able to review it a couple of times today, and I have some thoughts.
This game was pretty blah, even for preseason standards. But having said that, here are my notes.
-Rookie Mike Adams got the start at left tackle, but it was one he wants to forget. Even before he was injured, he struggled a great deal and still looks to be a work in progress. I hope he’s able to make a quick recovery and get back on the practice field.
-Ben Roethlisberger is still Big Ben. He is such a fun athlete to watch play, and so easy to root for. I wouldn’t trade him for any other quarterback in the league.
-Beyond Ben, things are bad.