The Steelers won their second preseason game 17-13, but as in any NFL preseason game, the score does not really matter. When Atlanta played their starters, the Steelers did not look very good. However, there were some notable performances.
James Conner: We finally got to see Conner in a game and he started shaky, dropping passes and looking nervous. But he got better as the game went along, getting 98 yards on 20 carries and showing a lot of promise.
Trey Williams: Here is a guy that has bounced around several teams, possibly on his last chance in the NFL. He made a huge play that may have earned him a job in the NFL – a beautiful 64 yard punt return for a touchdown. Okay maybe he will not make the roster, but he will probably make the practice squad.
Martavis Byant: Another player we finally got to see in action. It looks like he was shaking off the rust, fumbling on a horrible reverse. But he made a beautiful 20-yard catch that showed everyone what he is capable of. I still maintain if Bryant stays healthy and out of trouble, the Steelers will go far this year.
Anthony Chickillo: He did what Arthur Moats did last week vs. the Giants – have a big game. 2 sacks, a pass defended and 5 tackles.
Jordan Dangerfield: Two interceptions makes for a nice day whether it is preseason or not. With Robert Golden doing so horribly, did Dangerfield surpass him on the depth chart?
Robert Golden and Ross Cockrell: Wow, did they look bad. It is as if Falcons targeted these two players and moved the ball down the field at will.
Joshua Dobbs: Yes he is a rookie and having the ability to play so much these past two games provides valuable experience, but he did not look good today. He is proving that he is a project and has a lot to learn until he can be trusted in a regular season game.