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After an emotion-filled win over Cleveland David DeCastro Jersey , the Steelers look to really roll at the half-way point of their season if they could just exorcise demons against a bitter rival in a tough place to play. If you want to know how my emotions fluctuated throughout the day, keep on reading.Nonetheless, a simple reminder, a knee jerk reaction is an immediate and unthinking, emotional reaction. It’s basically shooting first and apologizing later. I can safely say that’s a true definition of your’s truly and a good lot of Steeler Nation. Here’s my real-time reactions during the Steelers’ most recent quest for redemption.Quarter 1.They need to get off of the field without yielding points on this first drive.Burnett was way out of position on the first down to Andrews.Even though the Ravens recovered, the botched handoff from Lamar Jackson could neutralize him going forward.Tuitt’s sack won’t count. He was offsides.They are bringing pressure and it’s their best bet to make a difference.I like Ben’s “stronger then hate” shoes. Nice tribute.Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsIf they can get Conner going early, it will help set up the pass. I wonder if Big Ben sees TSizzle in his dreams.Not a fan of runs on third and long.That pooch punt was Berry-like. I’d rather them had gone for it.I’m glad Kay Jewelers allowed me to miss a big Raven gain.Hilton May be 5’9”, but he plays huge.Holding them to three is huge.James Washington needs a catch bad, but that was no way the rookie’s fault.Gotta love “Toe Tap Tony”.I’d love to see a TD here, but one to No. 13 would be awesome.Thought that was going to be a pick six.Pretty touchdown for James Conner. Nice assist by the Vanimal.AB’s finger needs to be okay.Quarter 2A good First Quarter for Pittsburgh. Need to keep it going.They seem better prepared for Jackson this time.A short pass third and long by BMore, glad to see another fan base shake their heads in disbelief.Washington is emerging.The line really won that first down. Good hole for JC.They aren’t going for it. Just looking to draw a penalty.Glad I was wrong.Love that drive. Love AB getting involved.Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsWas surprised they called that on Edmunds.That really could have been a roughing call. Ben got walloped by Onwuasor.Really missed an opportunity on that drive. JuJu can’t drop those.The Steelers need to keep them pointless up to the half.Bud Dupree was definitely held there. No worries.Vance was down.Good half.Quarter 3A head shot is not equal to a hold. JuJu got crushed.Good blitz pick up by the Steelers.With JuJu out, switcher and Washington you can come up big.ABC. AB=Clutch.Good to see No. 19 back.A touchdown here could be a killer. I love when my predictions are wrong. Conner is closing in on the century mark.Amazing drive. That’s where deferring works perfectly. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Well looks like the prediction on Boswell’s being back was wrong. These teams are getting real chippy with each other now. It’s a shame that pick is getting negated. That could have really squashed the Ravens.With the lead only seven Authentic Javon Hargrave Jersey , the Steelers are approaching the danger zone.Bud Dupree has really come alive. He’s becoming an asset.Quarter 4Third and 23. Gotta stop them here.Should have had good field position, but the field just got flipped big time.They need a clock-killing drive here.Offensive PI. This officiating crew is awful.Josh Dobbs. Wow!!!Ben is a cowboy. Damaged, dinged but always rides.The Outlaw steals the show. I love Jesse James.Boswell needs to rebound here.And he does. Nice!Tomlin has these guys feeling it. He deserves more credit.Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsDavis is having another nice game.TJ Watt just decimated Crabtree. Lucky that play didn’t net a first down. 5:23 left. Need to go to clock drain mode while remaining aggressive.Matt Feiler has really worked his way well on this line.Four 100-yard games in a row for Conner. Wow!Huge third down.AB is a huge player.So is Ben and JuJu.They need to convert again on third down to ice this game.That was a coverage sack. Smart by Ben to take it.:57 seconds. Never easy.Coty needs to catch those. Nice game by him though.Nix got blocked in the back. Not called. Really?Tuitt has really come alive. Dupree...Oh no!Great team win. But better yet, a complete game....So...now as I replay the game more and more in my head, my perceptions and maybe my prescriptions will alter. But for now, you just got a glimpse of the first thoughts that popped in my mind while I was watching this game. Feel free to get your knee jerks on in the comments section.Have the Steelers solved their linebacker conundrum, or is it merely window dressing? Much of what happened during the just-completed Steelers’ preseason was positive and hopeful heading into the 2018 regular season this coming weekend. In particular, the Steelers’ early-round draft picks were mostly impressive — including a pair of great-looking young quarterbacks, Joshua Dobbs and Mason Rudolph, who earned spots on the 53-man roster. The Black-and-gold also signed yet another strong, athletic wide receiver in James Washington, plus two undrafted Youth Sean Davis Jersey , free-agent linebackers (Matthew Thomas and Ola Adeniyi) who’ve demonstrated unforeseen promise.But while it seems a foregone conclusion the Steelers will enter the 2018 regular season chock-full of offensive firepower, what’s less certain is whether the Black-and-gold have effectively addressed defensive shortcomings which ultimately cost them the chance to advance in last-season’s playoffs. While the Steelers certainly scored enough points to beat Jacksonville last January, their Swiss-cheese defense was manhandled by the Jaguars throughout the game, with linebacker play being one of the notable culprits.Young linebackers Thomas and Adeniyi were impressive in the preseason games, but Adeniyi was just placed on IR and it remains to be seen whether Thomas, in addition to ex-Colt Jon Bostic, will represent a significant upgrade to the Steelers’ late-2017 linebacker corps. The loss of Ryan Shazier’s exceptional speed and athleticism at ILB was quite noticeable during the latter stage of last season — particularly when the Steelers faced the Jaguars’ superstar RB Leonard Fournette, who rushed for 109 yards on 25 carries (4.4-yard average) and three TDs in Jacksonville’s 45-42 victory at Heinz Field.As they prepare for Opening Day in Cleveland, the harsh reality facing the Steelers is that, even in a playoff game where Ben Roethlisberger turned in one of his better performances as a pro — completing 37 passes for 469 yards — it wasn’t enough to overcome a porous defense that put up scant resistance to the Jaguars’ offensive attack. And given the wealth of outstanding, young RBs and Tight Ends in the NFL these days, it’s difficult to compete without excellence pervading your linebacker unit. But question marks still abound regarding the overall play of OLB Bud Dupree Cheap James Conner Jersey , and 2018 could be a make-or-break year for No. 48. As for Bostic, we can hardly judge his ultimate value to this defense based on what we’ve seen from him during the preseason. Only when he’s going head-to-head against the league’s best OLs, RBs and TEs will we know whether the former second-round pick (50th overall selection in 2013) can get the job done consistently. Furthermore, if Bostic doesn’t make the grade, then the rookie Thomas will be getting his trial-by-fire, facing offensive players far better than any he’s ever dealt with before. At that point, Thomas would also be in a sink-or-swim situation, and his performance in the recently-concluded preseason won’t mean a thing. While I’d like nothing better than to be proven wrong in this case, I don’t see Bostic as the answer to our needs at ILB, and L.J. Fort — at age 28 — has never been more than a depth player at the position. As for the rookie Thomas, it’s going to take at least a couple of years before he masters his position at the level required for a starting NFL linebacker. So in my book, this means the Steelers still need more immediate help at ILB http://www.steelersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-jordan-berry-jersey , and it doesn’t appear they’ve done much more than to put window dressing over some significant issues that continue to exist at this position. For this reason, I’d say the one 11th-hour personnel move which would be least surprising would have the Steelers signing an experienced, veteran ILB if the opportunity presents itself.Although they might decide to wait until after the upcoming game with the Browns to get a better idea of what they’ve actually got at ILB, I don’t see Mike Tomlin standing pat with a unit which continues to be gashed by the ground game, along with persistent pass-coverage issues.It’s only a hunch, but I’ve got a feeling that, when the film reviews are done this month in the wake of the early games of the season, we might hear more complaints about the linebacker play than any other aspect of this team. Despite some of the wishful thinking, it seems evident that the Steelers still are a couple of bricks shy in that department. Custom Oakland Raiders Jerseys
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