The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their third preseason game of the 2014 season Thursday night to the Carolina Panthers and after one quick pass back through the game replay, here is just a small sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss.
Fell free to add your own in the comments below that you think I missed.
Jarvis Jones – Jones looked like a first-round draft pick Thursday night and especially against the run. The Georgia product registered three tackles against the Panthers and also recovered a fumble after a bad snap. He also worked well on stunts with veteran defensive end Brett Keisel.
Darrius Heyward-Bey – It’s hard to deny that Heyward-Bey has made one hell of a charge during the last two games. He caught six more passes Thursday night and also showed what a good run blocker he is. It’s hard seeing him being cut on Saturday.
Dan Molls – While Molls didn’t enter the game on defense until late in the third quarter, he was hard not to notice him. He registered five tackles on defense and one on special teams in his limited playing time. He is a tackling machine and it would be great if he makes it to the practice squad.
Arthur Moats – Moats has turned out to be a nice signing. I thought he was very consistent Thursday night on defense and he has shown he can get some push against right tackles and pressure opposing quarterbacks.
Ross Ventrone – Ventrone plays every play like it’s his last. He had two special teams tackles Thursday night to boot.
Mike Adams – This team better hope that Kelvin Beachum and Marcus Gilbert both stay healthy. Adams is still having problems with backups on other teams.
Graham Pocic – Two fourth quarter holding calls in a matter of just a few plays resulted in Pocic being pulled from the game just as quickly as he entered it.
Antwon Blake – Blake led the team in tackles because he allowed so many catches. He also gave up a 53 yard completion after he was beaten badly down the right side. The Panthers scored their only touchdown of the game one play later.
Howard Jones – Jones looked like a fish out of water on the left side and caught hell from Joey Porter several times for being out of position and getting himself turned.
Landry Jones – Even though he completed 77.8% of his passes Thursday night, Jones still looked lost at times.