Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Steelers review

Jacksonville Jaguars 9, Steelers 0

Game Ball: The Jacksonville Jaguars defense, which dominated the game, looking Super Bowl-ready.

Play of the Game: Ben Roethlisberger's last interception, which sealed the Steelers' fate.

Steelers Grades:

Coaching: B...I could give them a worse grade, but I think the Steelers simply lost to the better team.

QB: C...I agree with Coach Bill Cowher: Ben was rusty. He wasn't terrible, and starting him was the right call. But, hopefully, he'll pick up his game a notch or two next week.

Running Game: F...what running game?

Passing Game: D...dropped passes left and right.

Defense: B+...they kept a very good team to three field goals. They weren't as opportunistic as I'd have liked, but were solid.

Special teams: B...some improvement from last week, but still room to improve.

Jaguars analysis:

This is a team that has to be an early favorite to go far in the playoffs. An excellent, excellent team which, if it stays healthy, could do great things.

3 comments:

Clay Knick said...

Two very good defenses slugged it
out.

How about Chicago and Jacksonville
in the Super Bowl?

Well...it is a long season.

Clay

Keith McIlwain said...

That's not a bad Super Bowl prediction. There are still some teams in the AFC for the Jags to get by during the playoffs, like the Pats, the Colts, and even the Steelers. But they certainly look like they're for real and, if they can maintain this and stay relatively injury-free, could very well be AFC Champs.

At this point, I kinda think the Falcons are a bit better than Chicago, but both teams look good.

Clay Knick said...

I agree. Atlanta with Vick ran
the option Sunday and that would
really give some teams a lot of
trouble.

It is so early now. In another
few weeks we'll see if anyone is
4-0. Then we will have some idea
of where things might be headed.
You haven't forgotten what your
Steelers did last year, have you?
:)

Clay