Steelers MMQB: NFL Preseason Week 3 Wrap Up

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Brown’s dance moves might not be as great as his speed and catching skills

The Steelers has an impressive showing on Saturday night against Atlanta with eletrifying performances coming from Antonio Brown, Lawrence Timmons, LaMarr Woodley, and Crezdon Butler.  With the arsenal at wide receiver Ben has this year and Mendenhall running like a beast, the Steelers offense looks just as scary and dangerous as the defense.  Brown lead the highlights with a 4 catch, 137 yard performance.  Talk about your fantasy football sleepers.

The low lights for the Steelers came in the form of injuries.  Steeler Nation took a collective gasp when we saw Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey limping off the field favoring his left ankle, which kept him out of the Super Bowl.  Tomlin described his injury as “in game” and not significant, but it can’t be good to have our already shakey Offsensive Line threatened by the possibility of Pouncey missing games.  Look for him to play little to no minutes in the final game on Thursday night in Carolina.

Steeler Nation also saw, for the second straight season, Byron Leftwich go down with a possible season-ending injury.  Leftwich, who was basically assured the back-up spot, broke his upper arm in what looked like a very painful fall.  Leftwich had looked very solid so far in camp and the first 2 preseason games but has his season cut short due to injury yet again.  Reports today are coming out that his injury might not be that severe and there could be a possibility of a return later in the season.  In the mean time, this injury clears up the immediate quandry over what QB’s will stay on the roster for the start of the season.  Hometown favorite, Charlie Batch will be most likely the back-up, with Dixon #3 on the depth chart.

In other news, Steelers front office specialist Kevin Colbert was quitely named the team’s first ever GM in history.  Colbert just completed an impressive shortened offseason of cuts, free-agent signings, and more importantly to Steeler fans, resigning of key players all within the new salary cap.  Many congratulations to a deserving guy and an asset to the Steelers organization.  Much is being made over the fact that Polamalu and Wallace weren’t offered contract extensions yet this season and will most likely have to wait until this season ends to be dealt with but if the recent contract signings and re-signings are any indication of what is to come, Steeler fans have nothing to worry about with Colbert at the helm.

As we enter the final week of the preseason and start planning our game-day menus for Week #1, we can only hope that the Steelers suffer no more injuries because we will need a healthy 53 man roster to go against those Ratbirds.  Go Steelers!

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