Gag. If that was a dress rehearsal I think the Steelers better delay opening night cause they ain't ready for primetime. Ben was horrible. Wheaton was on a different page and the defense couldn't stop anything. Uglier than a bag of snakes.
I figured this would be a good test for our "new, younger" defense. I didn't expect us to fail it so miserably.
No pressure on the QB, no backside contain on runs (actually no contain on runs at all), poor coverage, and no push at all from the dline.
Even with all the flack flying around about all the penalties this preseason, that game took the cake for egregious flagging. It was hard to watch. There was literally a flag on almost every play. The ticky tack PI calls were horrendous. I don't know what they expect from DBs anymore. You can't touch the WR, even if they run into you. The NFL has a serious problem on its hands. This is what you get when you try and fix something that isn't broke.
Pluses: Bryant caught a TD and DHB looked good - I actually hope he makes the team now. For all the hype J. Brown got during TC he has been invisible during the PS games. Oh, one other plus - didn't have to watch L. Jones try and play QB tonight.
Here's hoping Spence and Worilds aren't hurt bad. This defense can't afford to lose any quality players.