It's a fad that's springing up around SB Nation, and Behind The Steel Curtain is going to join in on the fun.
The objective of this game is to guess the general first play the Steelers will run in Sunday's Week 1 game at Denver, which Steelers player will record the first tackle and who will score the first touchdown.
Specific rules after the jump.
(Blatantly ripped off from Chris Pokorney of Dawgs By Nature, but since he came up with the game, I'm merely showing you the correct way to play it)
Offensive Play Prediction Guidelines: Try to be as specific as you can on what you think the Steelers first offensive play will be. Don't just say "pass play" or "run play". Instead, say "Roethlisberger throws complete to Antonio Brown on a slant route" or "Isaac Redman runs 80 yards off left tackle for a touchdown."
I will serve as judge/jury/executioner...so kind of the Roger Goodell of this game.
Defensive Tackle Prediction Guidelines: Predicting the first defensive play is much more obscure, so this one is a simpler category -- project who you think will make the team's first tackle that does not come on special teams or a returned interception/fumble.
First Touchdown Against Denver: If you do not think the Steelers will score a touchdown, then say "no touchdowns" as your answer. Since that won't be an issue, predict how you think the Steelers' first offensive touchdown will be scored, along with the person(s) who will score. You can predict it to be on offense, defense, or special teams. If you predict a passing touchdown, name both the quarterback and the receiver.
Use this template and paste it in the comments below.
First Offensive Play:
First Defensive Tackle:
Here are my predictions...
First Offensive Play: Redman 4 run off left side
First Defensive Tackle: LB Lawrence Timmons
First Touchdown: Emmanuel Sanders 9 pass from Ben Roethlisberger