Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ravens not impressed with Steelers

The Ravens were not very impressed with the play of the Steelers on opening day. That’s not to say that they will take the regular AFC North Champion lightly but some insiders were surprised by how easily the Ravens pushed around both of the Steelers lines. Casey Hampton, Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel are all players who appear to be losing the battle with Father Time and that has affected the productivity of the dangerous outside tandem of James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley.

On offense the men tasked with protected Ben Roethlisberger are in tatters and it calls into question their collective ability to keep their signal caller healthy and their ability to create space for RB Rashard Mendenhall. And from what I’m hearing, there are some who genuinely believe that the Steelers recovery from these decaying trends could take a couple of seasons.


Jerry B said...

One thing the Steelers don't need is to be motivated by irresponsible comments from their opponents! Agree that they appear older and slower and have certainly experienced their fair share of injuries, but it's a long season and we don't see them again until Nov. 6th in Pittsburgh so, in the interim, best we shut up and keep winning.........