So, yeah, that was a barrel of monkeys. It’s one thing for the offensive line to be in shambles — we’ve come to expect that. But when the defensive front seven gets so convincingly manhandled that any running back can go for 155 yards, there are reasons for concern. (And that was an easy 155 for Arian Foster. I’m not sure he broke a sweat.)
But we’re only a week into the season, it is what it is, the standard is the standard and so on and so forth. Whatever your favorite Tomlinism, the reality is that Roethlisberger may or may not play against the Titans Sunday, and if he does, there’s no guarantee he’ll finish given the current state of, well, everything.
I wasn’t ready to buy into the DEFENSE IS OLD meme that we’ve heard since Week 1 but the Steelers aren’t doing much to prove the critics wrong. Anyway, we talk about the Texans game and, surprisingly, there aren’t many positives.