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Friday, August 23, 2013

What to look for against the Chiefs

Can the offensive line - and offense in general - get things going?

The Steelers haven't done any game planning for their first two games, choosing to come out and run, run, run as they try to establish something with their stable of backs and young offensive line.

The result has been no offensive touchdowns in six possessions by the first-team unit.

Will the implementation of a game plan change that at all this week?

The first-team offense will play at least a half against the Chiefs, a team this group struggled against in the regular season last year.

At least one touchdown drive is needed from this group to ease some of the angst among Steelers fans right now.

@ How will Cortez Allen play in his first preseason game? How about David Johnson?

Both will be big keys to the season; Allen at cornerback where he is taking over for Keenan Lewis, Johnson at least in the early part of the season while Heath Miller continues to work his way back to action.

@ Where, if at all, does new running back Felix Jones fit in?

Jones was way down the depth chart in Philadelphia before Friday's trade and will be down the line here as well.

In fact, he'd be lucky to even play against Kansas City given that he'll have been a member of the Steelers just over 24 hours by game time.

@ Will Jarvis Jones continue to share time with Jason Worilds or has he passed Worilds yet?

Jones is making some splash plays, but his pass rushing - supposedly his strong point - have been erratic.

He did help push the pocket on a sack by LaMarr Woodley last week, but has been sporadic in his pressure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dale, Eddie B tweeted Steelers believe Jones is fine visit is purely pre caution.