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First game in the books
August 15, 2010 - Buck Frank
Here are a few observations from the Steelers' first preseason game:
--Kicker Jeff Reed and punter Daniel Sepulveda both looked to be in top form.
--Antonio Brown's long touchdown reception is going to make it more difficult for Stefan Logan to make the team. Logan didn't do much Saturday.
--Arnaz Battle looks like a nice pickup for the Steelers and could be another reason Logan gets cut.
--Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer are worlds apart right now.
--Flozell Adams played as though he's had enough preseason games in his career. It might be best to keep him on the sideline the rest of the preseason or the Steelers may lose one of their quarterbacks to injury.
--Second-year cornerbacks Keenan Lewis and Joe Burnett played well at times but not-so-well on other plays. If they don't show any consistency, they're not going to move ahead of William Gay, Bryant McFadden or Ike Taylor.
--Still not sure what the Steelers will do with Maurkice Pouncey (center or guard) this year, but they may need to get him on the field one way or another.
--Rashard Mendenhall still doesn't keep the football tucked in as he runs, and it's going to hurt the team at a crucial time in the future.
--It was nice to see Troy Polamalu back on the field, albeit for just a few snaps.
--Byron Leftwich is the Steelers' starting quarterback, at least for the regular-season opener, but Dennis Dixon closed the gap a bit.