Random Thoughts on Panthers @ Steelers
Thursday night football. Soooo slow. Soooo boring. It took the Steelers 17 seconds to score two touchdowns! C’mon, guys, this is unacceptable.
Especially when you consider that one of those touchdowns was scored by the defense.
Well, I suppose that was pretty okay after all. I was a bit nervous when the Panthers drove right down the field for a touchdown, but one pass to JuJu took care of that. Here are some other random thoughts:
Anybody see this one coming? Me either.
Love love love the color rush unis. So striking. Of course, any uniform looks good in a win.
Speaking of looking good, a perfect passer rating looks good on Ben. And maybe it is just that the all-black uniforms are slimming, but it looks to me like he has stuck with the new dietary regime. Apparently it is working, as I believe his 17-yard run was longer than anything Cam Newton managed last night.
Loved seeing that the offensive line sits in order on the sidelines.
Was pretty happy for the defense that halftime came. They spent an awful lot of time on the field in the first half.
And of the time they were on the field, a lot of it was spent in the Carolina backfield.
It was so refreshing to see the sideline tantrum being on the other team…
Is it my imagination, or is the offensive playcalling really imaginative and interesting? I wasn’t a Todd Haley basher, and like everyone else in Steeler Nation, I wondered what value Randy Fichtner would add, other than keeping Ben happy, but I am very happy to say there is no question who is doing the better job at this point.
I hope everyone just gets over the Vance McDonald touchdown. It was clearly a makeup call for last year’s Jesse James debacle.
As a Steelers fan, I’m not quite sure how to handle a game the Steelers have well in hand early on. I found myself imagining ways they could blow it, about halfway through the third quarter, with the Steelers up by 24 points. But then Jesse James scored and I decided I could relax.
Does everyone love the defenses’ “group photo” celebration as much as I do? And maybe the defense can get some respect now.
Should Eric Reid have been ejected? I don’t know. I do know, however, that I wouldn’t want David DeCastro to be mad at me. Or Pouncey for that matter. That was scary.
As the game wore on we saw a lot of the Sad Cam face. I wonder what sort of outfit he has for his post-game conference? I’m guessing he brings two – one for if they win and another, more discreet one for if they lose. Adrian suggested Sackcloth and Ashes.
There should a been a Mercy Rule sort of deal to end the game back about the middle of the fourth quarter. It was kind of tough to watch the rest of the game. Not that I’m complaining…
Seven different Steelers scored. That’s all you need to know about this game. So I’ll stop. What was your favorite moment? Mine might have been the first one—the 75 yard touchdown by JuJu. But there were a lot of choices…