5 Biggest Takeaways from Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2nd Preseason Game

August 20, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ sloppy, injury-filled loss to the Washington Redskins in the team’s second preseason game certainly looked ugly, but the results were actually quite encouraging for Steelers fans.
Sure, running backs Le’Veon Bell and Baron Batch and fullback Will Johnson left with injuries, but that doesn’t mean that the 24-13 defeat was all bad.
In fact, there were five different positive signs from the contest that bode well for the upcoming season.
Bell Isn’t the Only Answer at RB
While Bell’s injury will be the biggest story to emerge from the game, the solid play of Jonathan Dwyer in his absence is very significant. 
Early reports from training camp indicated that head coach Mike Tomlin was impressed by the rookie, yet he was hesitant to name a starter. 
Now that Bell suffered some form of “mid-foot injury” in addition to his lingering knee injury, it’s clear that Dwye...

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