Some how I don’t think that even Mike Tomlin will find comfort in his usual, “we don’t add style points” mantra. Nor do I expect him to try.
Yes, the Steelers did escape Indianapolis with what will count as a ‘W’ for their game against the Colts, but it hardly feels worthy of attaching the word “win” to let alone victory.
The Steelers started the game in fine fashion, and after Ben Roethlisberger’s first quarter hook up with Mike Wallace it looked like a route was on.
After that things became unglued for the Steelers in a hurry. It is already almost 1:00 am here in Buenos Aires, and work looms tomorrow.
But before going to bed, here are a few quick concerns about the events in Indianapolis:
- It would be metaphysically impossible for the Steelers offensive line to have put on a more thoroughly impotent exposition
- The Colts success with running the ball was more than a little disturbing
- Do not deceive yourself with the apparent success of the secondary through 3 quarters – Kerry Collins and Curtis Painter missed a lot of open men
- Did the strip/sack/six ignite something in Painter, or did the Steelers lose focus?
Many other items remain to critique. Fate added injury to impotence on the Steelers offensive line. Jonathan Scott did not look good. Who wants to be that Flozell Adams and/or Max Starks get phone calls tomorrow….?
Its now 1:00 am here in Buenos Aires. Check back tomorrow evening for Steel Curtain Risings full analysis.