I just finished watching the Cowboys and Eagles game and started contemplating strategies to deal with the Eagles from a Steelers prospective. Here are a few of my concerns:
It appears to me Donovan McNabb is really back. He peformed like McNabb of old. Running the football well,throwing the fooball well. But most notably he showed great poise. Also, Brian Westbrook was equally strong. Running the ball pretty well, catching the ball out of the backfield effectively, and causing the Dallas defense to play a little more attention to them. But then there was this rookie by the name of DeSean Jackson who really gave the Dallas defense fits. The guy made the Cowboys pay attention to him and caused them to back of the line of scrimmage and go more into coverage.
I love the Steelers defense but this is going to force some serious matchup problems for us. Because not only did Philly's offense look great, but they were much more explosive than I have ever seen them.
As for my thoughts on the Steelers and Browns game. I'm happy for the win but conditions or not, the Steelers have a lot of work to do. and I'm not talking about Ben, Willie, Hines, or Santonio. I'm taking about the need for a third receiver. I saw one sure catch that was thrown to Nate Washington that he dropped. That pissed me off. We cannot afford our third guy to continue to drop passes if we really want to consider ourselves to be offensively strong like some of the other superbowl front runners. And besides our good TE help , we really don't have that person. Now some of you may say the season is early. But Washington has been on the squad for a while now and he still trippin. I like him but what does like have to do with it.
Please my fellow Steeler fans, be honest and real about what Im saying and also give me your thoughts. Tough game coming up.