Monday, October 09, 2006

Steelers review

San Diego Chargers 23, Steelers 13

Game Ball: Chargers QB Phillip Rivers

Play of the Game: Chargers safety Marlon McCree's interception of Ben Roethlisberger's pass at the Chargers 42 yard line in the fourt quarter, which killed the Steelers last hopes of coming back.

Steelers Grades:

Coaching: C...failure to make adjustments.

QB: D...Ben Roethlisberger didn't look anywhere near "game ready"...he looked confused, hesitant and unsure of himself.

Running Game: D...57 yards for RB Willie Parker? Sad.

Passing Game: C...WR Hines Ward, WR Nate Washington, and TE Heath Miller looked focused, but WR Santonio Holmes remained a non-factor, and Big Ben threw some pretty poor passes.

Defense: C - ...While still the strength of the team, making some great plays at times, they simply gave up too many plays.

Special Teams: B...noticeable improvement.

Chargers analysis: I don't think they are a playoff team, but they really have some talent and, with the development of Philip Rivers, could be a real threat in a year or two to the top NFL teams.


Matt said...

Wow...we look like a really bad team...The tough thing is that to make the playoffs in the AFC you probably need 12 wins...that means we need to win 11 of our last 12 games...not good, not good at all.

I think that Ben Roethlisberger's appendix might be similiar to Samson's hair...thoughts??

Keith H. McIlwain said...

I think the accident during the summer is the one that has shaken him more than we (or he) realized.

If the appendix = Samson's hair, we're in some real trouble...those don't grow back!