On defense the Steelers came out swinging and didn’t let up. There were multiple communication breakdowns, which led to Patriots receivers being left uncovered. “I would just like to see a couple of these plays we’ve seen from him in practice occur in a game”.
The San Francisco 49ers (1-0) opened their season with a 20-3 home victory last Monday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Tomsula said that if Bush can play, then he will play, but that they don’t want to turn a small injury into something larger by rushing him back, via ESPN. “To me, that’s the essence of football”.
Not every team enjoys the same advantages of personnel the Steelers do.
After being the biggest underdogs in the 2015 National Football League regular season opener, the Pittsburgh Steelers are favored by 5.5 points for the Week 2.
New defensive coordinator Keith Butler remains true to the Steelers’ 3-4 defensive front, but is asking the linemen to be more active and get up the field.
The San Francisco defence- which didn’t concede a touchdown in their opening week win over Minnesota, were shredded by the Steelers’ offence.
Based on the 49ers’ record, it seems that the further away they get from the City by the Bay, the better they’ve fared at putting money in bettor’s pockets. The first-year head coach still says the nickname of his hometown team the way they teach you to while growing up in Homestead, just a few miles up the Monongahela River from where Heinz Field now stands. Bruce Ellington’s health – he is questionable with an ankle injury – could prompt the 49ers to have Hayne return both punts and kickoffs.
“There are always issues if you haven’t practiced together”, Butler conceeded.
“If you look at them on defense, I thought the story of the game was their ability to minimize Adrian Peterson on first-and-10, oftentimes, doing so, in two-high safety defenses”. The Steelers, if they’re serious about this thing, should give us an honest run. “We knew it was coming, we just couldn’t stop it”.
Berry beat another Australian punter, Brad Wing, for the Steelers’ punting job and showed why in last week’s season opener against the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. The Niners rank fourth in total yards allowed, and the squad limited running back Adrian Peterson to 31 yards on 10 attempts.
Collin Kaepernick and the San Franciso 49ers look to have a great start but they have to match the high-octane offense of the Pittsburgh Steelers through Ben Roethlisberger.
“We have to be aware of his feet”, said Timmons about Kaepernick. “It’s pretty cool”.
“To these people here (in San Francisco), it’s not eloquent”, Tomsula said with a laugh. “Everything he’s seeing, he’s seeing the same way I am, the coaches are and the rest of the running backs are”. I don’t have any plans regarding any of that. I’m sure our coaches are prepared.
It has been a source of pride for the Steelers for years, even decades.