I got a bad feeling about this…
The [intlink id=”20″ type=”category”]Pittsburgh Steelers[/intlink] return to the Lone Star State for the first time since last season’s soul-crushing loss in Super Bowl XLV. However, rather than the team who reside at Jerry Jones’ tribute to his minuscule penis, their opponents are the Cowboys’ slacker younger brothers, the Houston Texans. I’m going to level with my dear readers. I’m very very worried about this game. Between the injuries to the offensive line and the shaky secondary, I can’t help feeling like we’re in the Millennium Falcon getting sucked toward the Death Star.
This week, we’re going to do something a bit different in Know Thy Enemy. The aptly named Pat Starr over at the State of the Texans blog kindly agreed to give us the lowdown on his team. After you’re done reading this, click on over to check out my answers to his questions. In the meantime, I’m going to stick to my regular format but insert Pat’s info when appropriate. So text is me, quote block’s are Pat.
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Repeat after me: “It’s only the preseason… It’s only the preseason…”
The[intlink id=”19″ type=”category”] Pittsburgh Steelers[/intlink] played their first preseason (don’t call them exhibitions!) game last night. I tapped out shortly before half time but thanks to the magic of DVR, I finished the game a few minutes ago. Even in fast forward, it was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. To say it was a forgettable performance from the boys in Black and Gold would be an understatement.
“It’s only the preseason… It’s only the preseason…”
Read More »Notes On Steelers First Preseason Debacle
Another day, another move along the offensive line.
The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran Flozell Adams after he refused to renegotiate his contract. He signed a two year deal last year which was to pay him approximately $5 million for the upcoming campaign. The Steelers, already feeling a salary cap crunch, wanted him back at a lower number. This move leaves an already questionable offensive line dangerously thin at almost every position.
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Post-lockout madness has struck the Pittsburgh Steelers with the majority of the action centering around the team’s much-maligned offensive line.
The Steelers entered the day approximately $10 million over the salary cap. To get within range, they released Antwaan Randle-El and Max Starks. ARE is no surprise what with the emergence of rookies Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders. Starks, however, has been the team’s starting left tackle and Franchise player over the past couple seasons. He did suffer a herniated disc in his neck necessitating season-ending surgery last year so perhaps he has not sufficiently recovered. Or maybe the Steelers feel they can re-sign him at a lower price with the injury discouraging other teams from showing interest.
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