I would not want to be making the decisions about who to cut on this roster.
With the injuries and inexperience among the backups, this could be one of the toughest Steelers cuts in some time.
Add in the fact we just don't know what a Todd Haley offense will look like/need from its roster, and you have a lot of unknowns.
Do the Steelers keep two QBs or three?
Charlie Batch put his best foot forward Thursday night, going 11 of 14 for 102 yards and a TD. But Jerrod Johnson also looked good again, going 7 of 10 for 78 yards and a score.
Johnson did make a mistake down at the goal line, waiting too long to call a timeout and costing the Steelers five yards, but he made up for it by zipping a pass for a TD to Wesyle Saunders.
Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich are locks, but who knows what the Steelers do after that.
@ Speaking of Saunders, despite his suspension, his play the last couple of weeks has put him back on this roster.
Saunders has been inconsistent in training camp and the coaching staff wasn't happy with that. But when you see him get open - as opposed to, say Leonard Pope - you see a player who could be No. 2 behind Heath Miller coming back from the suspension.
I'm not quite sure what Pope brings to the table.
@ The Steelers gave Jonathan Dwyer 13 first-half carries to see if he could handle that kind of load.
Could it be that Dwyer will be the starter in Denver, with Isaac Redman playing more of a short-yardage/third-down role? You betcha.
@ I like what I saw of all the Steelers running backs tonight.
Baron Batch showed more cutting ability than he had shown throughout the preseason, while newly signed DuJaun Harris showed a nice jump stop and power.
@ I don't know that Chris Rainey is going to give the Steelers a lot in their base offense as a ball carrier. But as a return man, he's scary dangerous.
@ It appears that rookie Sean Spence's season is over after he suffered a torn ACL and dislocated knee.
Too bad. The kid would have been a special teams ace this season.
The Steelers' special teams coverage units are going to be a problem this season.
@ The Steelers will use the new IR designation on first-round pick David DeCastro. They expect him to be out eight weeks.