Pittsburgh Steelers players are known for hitting the ground running and sending an early-season message. There is often a tendency to downplay certain games in the preseason but this isn't the case with the Steelers and other elite teams. After their last performance, clearly adjustments will be made against the Eagles.
The Steelers, like many elite teams, do a good job of motivating role players and as a result, they often play well in the preseason. This was not the case in the game against the Washington Redskins. The pass protection was not there. The defense could not get pressure on the quarterback to throw off the timing in the pass game.
This all against the lowly Redskins.
There will be players who will put in breakout performances in the preseason. The following nine players represent my list in the upcoming Philadelphia Eagles game this Thursday.