A yearlong suspension, which was followed by a two-week delay by the National Football League before Bryant was finally cleared Wednesday to take part in training camp practices and preseason games, kept him on the sideline for the Steelers' 20-12 preseason win over the Giants at MetLife Stadium. Watt did what he came to do in his first preseason game with the Steelers.
Rosas started the game and booted a 27-yard, and Nugent then entered a kicked a 30-yarder. His pocket presence was uneasy and his throws looked second guessed leaving his hand. Hamilton led the receivers with two catches for 72 yards.
"Regardless of who gets the first lick, we just want to set the tone", Collins said. Josh Johnson started and completed five of 10 passes for 31 yards. But he was most impressive as a blocker, the aspect of his game that is of most concern as he evolves from a spread offense in college to more of an in-line position with the Giants.
"From a performance standpoint it's been up and down", said Tomlin, referring to Dobbs. It's a natural part of the maturation process.
Yes, it was a good starting point for Webb. A lot of good contributions, guys put physical conditioning on display.
Pittsburgh running back Terrell Watson (39) barrels into the end zone with New York Giants cornerback Michael Hunter and linebacker Eric Pinkins (37) in tow. He led the running backs with 10 carries for 44 yards. The Steelers 4th round pick Josh Dobbs went 8/15 with a TD and two INTs. Smith was 10 of 16 for 114. Time will need to short this out, but Smith and Webb may have increased their stock.
One very encouraging sign is that Engram chose to forgo his break before the preseason starts, opting to stay in New Jersey and continue practicing and learning the playbook in the six-week break between minicamp and training camp. He made tackles on the game's first two plays and finished with a team-high five stops (four solo), despite participating in only 11 plays.
TJ Watt played nearly all if not the whole game and made some plays. The Steelers first round pick picked up two sacks and easily could have had a handful more as he was in the the QB's personal space all night. "From time he's come in, OTAs and training camp, he hasn't been overwhelmed by any day".
Notably, the Steelers saw Martavis Bryant out on the field, in uniform, during pregame warm ups.
Last year, Bryant missed the entire season, due to violating the NFL's Substance Abuse Policy.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin praised Dobbs for his demeanor and communication skills. "He is physically ready". "We need to clean it up and get better". "That's what we're trying to do each and every game".
A fourth-round pick out of Tennessee, Dobbs didn't get off to a quick start.