With the Steelers returning from their bye to capture a last-second win against a wounded Colts team, the faculty and staff at BTSC filled out report cards based on the team's performance. Join us and see just how they graded out.
Valedictorian: Ben Roethlisberger
Honor Roll: Martavis Bryant, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Vance McDonald
Detention: Le'Veon Bell, Offensive Line, Todd Haley
The game plan was unimaginative and predictable, but when it came to crunch time, Road Ben became Super Ben and gave Steelers Nation the drive they've hungered for all season. AB was pedestrian throughout the game, but he came up huge when it counted. JuJu is becoming a given lately and even Martavis came alive and hopefully realized his worth to the team.
Losing Joe Haden hurts, but it's not for the year and Pittsburgh’s secondary depth is better than in past seasons. The second-half defensive line looked imposing as Bud Dupree caught fire and Ryan Shazier made a crazy/beautiful pick late in the game. But T.J. Watt struggled and the secondary looked terrible on two 60-plus TDs. But everybody buckled down in the second half.
Honor Roll: Bud Dupree, Ryan Shazier, Vince Williams, The entire second half D-Line
Detention: T.J. Watt, Artie Burns
Special Teams: C
Chris Boswell had one of his worst games as a Steeler, but Berry and James helped save the game with their hustle on the blocked extra point.
Honor Roll: Jesse James and Jordan Berry
Detention: Chris Boswell
A win is a win. Most fans are waiting for the bottom to drop out, but will it? This team thrives on drama and turmoil. It's not the way we'd choose to write the book, but as long as there's a happy ending...all will be well.