Interestingly since 2019, NFL preseason football was played on Thursday night. However, a considerable lot of the groups’ most brilliant stars didn’t see activity, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys actually had a lot of ability on all-important focal points. First-round youngsters Micah Parsons and Najee Harris made their presentations for Dallas and Pittsburgh, separately, however it was veteran running back Kalen Ballage who counted the match dominating score for the Steelers in a 16-3 win Thursday in the Hall of Fame Game.
Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Dallas Cowboys 3
1) The Cowboys hit gold with Micah Parsons. Regardless of whether it was somewhat concise, the first-round choice had a significant introduction, flying all around the field and getting in on the activity on practically every snap he played. Parsons recorded three handles, recuperated a bumble, and continually pursued down ball transporters regardless of the area. Three handles probably won’t be too amazing on paper, however, the tape doesn’t lie, and gave this author the inclination he’d be made a beeline for 10 handles before halftime. When watching Parsons live, it was difficult to disregard No. 11. Simply delay until he gets a full game of activity.
2) The Matt Canada time is in progress in Pittsburgh, and it may delude you. The Steelers carried out the actual beginnings of another offense on Thursday night and demonstrated rather rapidly exactly how original it is. A lot of movement went before the snap and, on one event, such movement added to a messed up snap, prompting a mishandle and Parsons recuperation. The Steelers’ offense is obviously novel to the entirety of its faculty, and it will take some time before they get sufficiently adjusted to run it easily. Thursday was a deficient example, obviously, considering Ben Roethlisberger spent the game in a hoodie and baseball cap, and Pittsburgh’s hostile line is as yet discovering its balance. However, on the off chance that we learned one thing about the Steelers when they have the ball, it’s that they actually need the long stretches of training and preseason games ahead.
3) We didn’t get a ton out of the reps from Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins, yet on the off chance that we needed to pick a takeaway, it’s that the state of affairs stays valid. Rudolph reaffirmed his most noteworthy strength – the profound ball – when he associated with Chase Claypool for 45 yards, yet didn’t do much else by and large. Haskins entered and looked similar as he did the keep going time he was on an NFL field in Washington, attempting to precisely put disregards and cruising one the head of undrafted free specialist Isaiah McKoy down the sideline barely short of the end zone. Haskins partook in the advantage of a short field (as did Joshua Dobbs in the final quarter) and had the option to get the Steelers into the end zone, yet didn’t do a lot of anything to change the current view of him.
Talking about Claypool, his exit furnished the football world with its first panic of 2021. Mysteriously actually playing in the subsequent quarter, Claypool got the previously mentioned pass from Rudolph and descended on top of the ball, investing some energy being taken care of via mentors prior to strolling off. Freshman running back Najee Harris was additionally on the field in the second quarter before he was taken out. With the Steelers actually sorting out another offense, it appears they approved of forgetting about a couple of key folks there longer than expected, yet it wasn’t without some hand-wringing with respect to Steelers fans watching.
Gracious, and a reward note despite the fact that it doesn’t exactly fit in here, yet has the right to be referenced: The Steelers have gotten themselves a stud of a punter in Pressley Harvin III. He dropped his first punt on the Dallas 1, where it bobbed straight not yet decided, and basically clung itself to the turf. A later punt left limits at the Dallas 11, in the long run prompting a short field and score drive for Dobbs and the Steelers offense. Lastly, a final quarter Harvin punt was bobbled and recuperated by Pittsburgh. It appears to be the Steelers might have discovered their punting future with Harvin.