A quick daily look at what’s happening around Steelers Nation. And consider this your open thread for discussing the days events and, well, anything else that comes to mind about the Black and Gold.
– One NFL game is officially in the books with New Orleans defeating Minnesota 14-9 in what can only be described as a sloppy performance. Surprised it was such a low-scoring game? Anybody else wondering how long Brett Favre will put up with an offense that looked like that? Did you hear Cris Colinsworth and Al Michaels compare Greg Camarillo to Wes Welker? You know I did.
– Did we overlook Dennis Dixon’s improved accuracy this preseason? Maybe. But this part of Ed Bouchette’s article from Thursday stands out to me: “The Steelers tightened the reins on Dixon in his only start in November in Baltimore because they had no healthy backup after Tyler Palko, who only joined them that week. Still, Dixon ran for a 24-yard touchdown, threw a 33-yard scoring pass and had the Steelers in front, 17-14, in the fourth quarter of a game they eventually lost in overtime after a Dixon interception. Tomlin has said he will give Dixon the green light to do what comes naturally Sunday and that his quarterback knows the offense much better than he did in November.” [Post-Gazette]
– Another recap of the Jerome Bettis get-together in New York. [One For The Other Thumb]
– And for your random YouTube of the day: One of the finest Pittsburgh Steelers videos on YouTube. It’s about 10 minutes, but it’s worth it.