*Total yards indicate that the Steelers got their butts
kicked….452 yards to 186. When one team's starting QB throws 3 passes and the other teams starting QB throws 26 passes that is to be expected.
*What wasn't expected (well, actually maybe it was) is the abomination that was the Steelers secondary. Just horrendous.
*Giving up a 65% completion rate is what you do when you face Brady, Brees, Manning, or Rogers. Our reserves allowed the Redskins anemic offense to throw the ball on them like it was a 7-on-7 drill. Grossman's 109.0 QB Rating leads all preseason QBs.
*Please don't be an omen: first defensive snap of the season and William Gay gets roasted by Santana Moss.
*Looks like Sepulveda is feeling fine after knee surgery. Good, we need him.
*Couldn't judge much of the OL, WR, or RBs because we never had the ball. Time of possession was 40 minutes for the Skins and 20 minutes for the Steelers.
*The new kickoff rule is god awful. 9 times out of 10 it's an automatic touchback. The NFL needs to change this thing ASAP, it's really a buzzkill when you're watching the game and the kickoff/kick return units are out there loafing; expecting the ball to be kicked off through the uprights and into the bleachers. Used to be an exciting part of the game, now, not so much.
*Antonio Brown is gearing up for a great season. We knew he was good based on what we saw last year but he looks to be a special player.
*How did you like seeing Big Ben injure his throwing hand on his first pass? A few plays later he gets hit in the hip/thigh and limps off. Then Ike Taylor breaks his thumb. Then Tim
mons almost breaks his neck. Sheesh, just please avoid injuries at all costs this August.
*John Clay and Jonathan Dwyer did jack squat.
*With no more kickoffs or kick returns, the value of a guy like Arnaz Battle goes way down. No need for a special teams “ace” when there aren't many ST plays anymore. Couple that with the fact that he had 2 or 3 drops tonight and he could be out of a job in a few weeks.
*Part of the Steelers struggles on offense can be blamed on the Redskins defensive scheme. How many Cornerback and Safety blitzes did we see from them tonight? You never see that in the preseason; Washington really wanted to win this game.
*I liked what I saw from Cameron Heyward.
*The lack of RB depth basically guarantees Mewelde Moore makes the team, which is fine, but no way on earth he should see more playing time than Redman.
*TEs had no catches tonight. Kind of weird?
*Dennis Dixon looked real bad. I'm not sure if it was just an off-night or what, he looked like a rookie. I can see the Steelers management laughing to themselves in a luxury box high above Fedex Field saying “this guys wants a trade so he can go start somewhere? hahhahahaaaaa”
*Overall, one of the worst displays I've ever seen from a Steeler team during the preseason. They were just totally flat. Getting manhandled in every facet of the game is embarrassing. Having said that, these games are meaningless; Washington is going to finish under .500 and the Steelers are going on a deep playoff run.
*Listening to the Redskins telecast, the Redskins might be getting championship rings after tonight's performance.
*Washington had four drives of over 69 yards. Steelers had four drives with under 8 total yards gained.
*It's only preseason but I can't really see much positive to take away from the game. Antonio Brown and Isaac Redman. That about it?
*How much does Philly wan't for Asante Samuel? Give it to 'em.