With the first preseason game each and every year, one can expect plenty of sloppiness on both sides of the ball.
Last Friday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that’s just what we saw throughout the game at Heinz Field from the Pittsburgh Steelers, especially on defense.
Tackling and assignment sound football are usually the biggest suspects in settings like that, and that’s what we were treated to, especially early on with tackling. In fact, Pittsburgh missed five tackles on Tampa Bay’s opening drive, which resulted in a touchdown.
Fortunately for the Steelers, they cleaned it up in that department after that, finishing with just 9 misses overall, struggled with assignments and coverage details instead.