A knee jerk reaction is common for most people, especially sports fans. Of course, I like to shoot first and apologize later. In this series, I like to record my immediate emotional reaction. I have those often. I know you in Steeler Nation do too. After we have a chance to review things, we tend to alter our mindset. While watching the Steelers win in dramatic fashion, I recorded my initial thoughts with no time to reconsider them. Take these in. As always, I welcome you to weigh in.
- I had flashbacks to Barry Foster in 1990 when he let a kickoff go against the 49ers when AB and JuJu let the free kick bounce and get recovered by the Chiefs. Not fielding the live ball is not knowing the rules and all aspects of the game. Inexcusable.
- Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City is dome stadium loud. But they can get quiet in hurry.
- I liked the stretch right to Bell on third and long in the first. In fact, I liked setting up the pass with the run more. That's the formula.
- JuJu has nice aggressiveness, but six games in...the mistakes need to be a lot fewer. Then again, Hines had to learn to be Hines. Hoping that happens here. I think he needs coached up more in this aspect of his game.
- Poor discipline on the Lev Bell TD celebration. I'm wondering if the punching display was considered a violent one. What I'm really wondering is...are they spending way too much time innovating celebrations?
- Mike Hilton plays with the heart of a champion. Enough said.
- Glad to see AB being accountable on that interception in the second quarter. That was not on Ben.
- I was critical of Mike Tomlin's challenges last week. I agreed with the challenge of Akeem Hunt's downing the ball on the one-inch line. I thought it should have been a touchback.
- Tony Romo is a huge upgrade over Phil Simms on CBS' top crew. Then again, a coked-out dyslexic hobo would be better than Simms.
- Where is Bud Dupree?
- I'm seriously not really seeing AB as an upgrade over Eli Rogers on punt returns.
- What a shame that B.J. Finney got nailed for a hold on that majestic 25-yard run by Le'Veon in the third quarter. I thought it was a tacky-tac call by the officials.
- I question not challenging the spot on Antonio Brown's catch on third and 19.
- Vince Williams was having a game ball performance when he went down to start the fourth.
- Sean Davis came up giant when it counted the most.
- I don't care how old he is, don't sit James Harrison.
As always, it is now time to rewatch highlights and pen my apologies. Thanks for indulging this jerk's patella ponderings.