Sunday, August 19, 2007

Steelers-Redskins Recap

The Steelers defeated the Washington Redskins 12-10 in an almost meaningless preseason game last night. There are two reasons why I wrote the word almost before meaningless. First, the Redskins suffered injuries to two of their key players, quarterback Jason Campbell and linebacker Marcus Washington. The headline to this morning’s Washington Post article states “Redskins Escape with a Bruise,” so it sounds like Campbell’s injury is not too serious. Second, and more important for me, I got stuck in pre-game traffic on the Beltway on my drive to Baltimore. The traffic added at least 30 minutes to the trip.

As for the rest of the game, I only watched a few minutes. As I’ve written before, I really don’t care about the preseason. It sounds like I didn’t miss much as neither team was particularly happy with their performance. The Redskins have concerns about their running game and offensive line. The Steelers offense struggled and the defense had difficulty stopping the Redskins on third down. Just let me know when the real season starts.

3 comments:

jason said...

it's coming soon. well i know you know how i feel about the pre-season. anywho, from what i've been told tomlin (my friend's close to him) will define his starting line-up very soon. i think that'll help the run which of course will help the short passing game which turn extends drives. of course running on 3rd and short remains an issue.

shout out to my fellow wahoo, conner hughes for kicking 3 fgs...sorry you won't make the team brother.

Beakerz said...

I've got football fever!

Sean said...

I'll really start getting excited for the season over the next few days, as I begin my fantasy football research.