Friday, September 05, 2008

Key matchup for Texans game

NFL games come down to individual matchups. Here's the key one in Sunday's season-opener for the Steelers against the Houston Texans:

OLB James Harrison vs. LT Duane Brown: Many were surprised when the Texans took Brown in the first round of the NFL draft and he's far from a finished product. You'd better believe the Steelers like the matchup of their Pro Bowl linebacker against a rookie making his first NFL start - on the road. As Steelers rookie Rashard Mendenhall said in training camp after failing to score in the team's first goal-line drill, there aren't many guys running around college campuses who look like James Harrison. Welcome to the NFL rook.

5 comments:

BoJangles said...

I must say..i'm looking forward to Harrison and Wood running up Schaub's back Sunday. I remember the last time we played them. Carr was running for his life the entire game. Dale, how much action do you think Timmons will see Sunday?

Dale Lolley said...

He'll be pretty active. He and Foote will split time in the base and Timmons will play in the nickel.

BadMaafala said...

Good call Lolley. The only thing Brown could do was hold him.

adamg said...

Reminded me of the first games of Jon Kolb (vs Butkus) and John Jackson (vs Pat Swilling).

Dale Lolley said...

That's why they pay me the big bucks - ha!