And so it begins. That all too familiar feeling of tumultuous excitement. The Steelers are set to kick off their (pre)season against the Redskins of Washington tonight at 7:30. If you are just tuning into us for the first time this year (or even any Steelers news at all) be sure to read this article and this article to get up to speed on the goings-on so far in the preseason. Also, they can act as a nice rubric on players to watch tonight.
Tonight and the next few games are the chance for young players to step up and make a name for themselves. These are the games that can take a relative no one and turn them into an Issac Redman. Or, we can run into the all to familiar "they are who we thought they were" conclusion. My suggestion, grab a pen and paper and jot down a few notes during the game. It might seem a bit "nerdy", but I have found it is a good way to remember things you saw you liked or did not like without rewatching the game.
Or you can just grab and shoot off wisecracks about Ike Taylor never having ever had a cold because he could not catch one. Either way, make sure you join us in the game thread to share your thoughts on the game.