I attended Black Sabbath’s show in Philadelphia Saturday evening, so I watched the Steelers-Giants exhibition on DVR last night.
Talk about two straight nights in hell.
Sabbath was AWESOME. Best show so far in the summer of #KING.
The Steelers were GARBAGE.
Yeah, I know…it’s only the first exhibition. But discipline was non-existent: Seven penalties and three grievous special-teams errors. Rookie QB Landry Jones coughs up a safety on his first-ever pro snap. The first-team defense gets beat deep.
Stevenson Sylvester: Injured again. He makes Jason Worilds look like Lou Gehrig.
Rookie RB Le’Veon Bell didn’t play. Disappointing. But if he’s hurt, he’s hurt.
LaRod Stephens-Howling looked good: Seven carries, 40 yards. But he’s a better version of Chris Rainey. Nothing more. Stephens-Howling can’t even get on the big kids’ rides at Kennywood. His size limits his contributions.
The special-teams disasters are aggravating. That phase of the Steelers’ game just never seems to get better. Danny Smith is yet another new special-teams coach. Nice debut. Damon Cromartie-Smith whiffed on his man when the punt got blocked.
If Cromartie-Smith is going to make the Steelers, it’s going to be by playing efficient special teams. That doesn’t describe what he did Saturday. Cromartie-Smith should be among the first cuts. Shoot a hostage.
Of course, we had the usual barrage of bull**** after. ALL IS WELL! The running game got praised. Way to go, Kenny the Kangaroo.