The Pittsburgh Steelers are ready to go for their “final dress rehearsal” before their Week 3 game vs. the Tennessee Titans. To say there is excitement from the fan base is an understatement. But with the excitement comes the reality this is just a preseason game, and the starters will be seeing about a quarter, or so, of playing time before retreating for the remainder of the preseason.
This doesn’t mean there aren’t players fans are excited to watch!
There are plenty of players to get excited about watching, and if you have followed the team’s offseason roster, you should be interested throughout the entire game. Players are playing for their professional lives tonight, and with that brings plenty of pressure.
Here are the players I’m looking forward to watching Sunday night, but I want to know who you are excited to watch? Let us know in the comment section below and be a part of the conversation!
Donte Moncrief, WR
I would be hard pressed to think of a worse debut with a new team than Moncrief had in Week 2. 1 catch, 1 yard, 1 fumble was his stat line. The rapport Moncrief has built with Ben Roethlisberger has been the talk of camp. Time to see what the duo can do when on the field together for the first time.
Chris Boswell, K
Boswell had a horrible 2018 season, that is well documented, and has bounced back thus far in the preseason. However, this can change quickly with kickers in the NFL. Consistency is key for Boswell, and it is time to see if he can stay perfect throughout the 2019 preseason.
Steven Nelson, CB
Nelson saw limited time in Week 2 vs. his former team, but it is time to see him for an extended stretch. While Joe Haden isn’t likely to play, this would be a tremendous time for Nelson to show up, and show out, vs. the Titans.
James Washington, WR
Washington has been showing up in a big way for the Steelers this preseason, but that was the same story last year, and also with Mason Rudolph and Joshua Dobbs at quarterback. Can the second year pass-catcher duplicate the success with No. 7?
Devin Bush, ILB
The Steelers’ top picked was a stud in Week 1, but that was only one game, and it was without the starters. It will be interesting to see what Mike Tomlin does with Bush, relative to starting, and how he performs against the Titans starting offense.