black_hawk8888 wrote:Tough day guys. The unfortunate thing is that Roethlisberger will be touted as much better than Palmer. Steelers are so much better in every aspect of the game that Palmer has to be perfect. Burger rides his D and the running game. I knew it was over after we choked on the first drive. Young team is emotionally fragile - oh well, the future is bright - we limited them on offense and played well on special teams. Palmer had one bad throw and one crappy bounce.
i think special teams was kind of a letdown, frankly. graham missing that kick...and one of the other kicks was poorly snapped! seemed like every punt and kickoff was reeeally short.
again, however, the primary detractory theme is poor tackling. no opponent should ever bother to pass. just run the ball. and now our defense is even more banged up...madieu out for the season! i think the road's about to get a lot tougher. i'm bracing myself for some hard times in the near future.