As for the themed celebration by the Steelers' receivers, the question had to be asked if anything was already in the works for the possibility of scoring against the Chicago Bears next week.
Bradford missed Sunday's game and backup QB Case Keenum filled in for him.
One reason it feels lackluster is the offense's performance through two games. For the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0) it would have been hard to look worse in a three-point win over the Cleveland Browns. Returning home should also provide a boost for the Steelers offense, especially Le'Veon Bell.
Bell was limited to just 13 touches against the Browns, something Tomlin attributed more to spotty play around Bell rather than his extended sabbatical following an offseason contract impasse. Bell struggled to get anything going in what should have been a solid matchup and game flow. But it was the offense that was the real revelation, as Sam Bradford zipped strikes to Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs all night long while rookie Dalvin Cook had a huge debut running behind a revamped offensive line. While I understand that the celebration restriction rules have been lifted to a degree and the players are going to take advantage of it, the choreographed "cellies" are silly to say the least. I nearly had like three today. "We had a first-down run for eight yards and a penalty that made it first-and-20, so that's an 18-yard penalty". But the TD celebration resulted in a delay of game penalty for Pittsburgh and they had to kick the PAT rather than go for two points. We'll be on the lookout for good news later in the week in hopes the offense can't get back to the high-flying and winning ways of Week 1.
Realistically, Pittsburgh has one more week to figure everything out before their real season starts. "There was one time that we grabbed a guy in the back, just a slight grab, and that's a penalty". "Today was a significant step". But again, much like Martavis (Bryant), you're not looking at a finished product. "I'm not going to jump head over heels because it's two games".
Even though Bell has yet to break out, the 87 yards were enough to keep the Vikings honest. This year, Heyward is showing they can withstand the loss of Tuitt, who probably could benefit from another week to rest his injured left biceps muscle.
The offensive line was horrific after re-branding itself against the softer Saints.
The fact he never really tested the knee and cut the warmups short is nearly a surefire sign that the team will keep him out for the game.
Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Sean Davis (28) and inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50).
James Burgess, LB, Browns (Louisville):Two tackles, including a sack of Joe Flacco, in loss to Ravens.
The teammate Smith-Schuster revealed as one of the ringleaders should be a surprise to no one.