In many peoples eyes the last game of the pre season is the most important for the backups The starters don’t usually play much at all if any. It’s a chance for the backups to show what they can do in their last chance to make the roster or be picked up by other teams.
Steelers Offense Vs Panthers offense:Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not play As well as Carolina Panthers starting quarterback Cam Newton. Bruce Gradkowski may play some snap but the team wants to protect him,from injury. Same can be said for backup quarterback Derrick.Anderson. Landry Jones will face pressure from the Carolina Panthers front seven The Carolina Panthers backup defensive players has shown a willingness to get after the passer. Players like wide receivers Justin Brown,Derrick Moye will be looking to make the final roster. Expect multiple thrown their way. Backup linemen Wesley Johnson,Guy Whimper,as well as Mike Adams will be looking to secure top backup spots on the offensive line.
Steelers Defense Vs Panthers Offense: Linebackers performances will be key in this game. Can Vince Williams impress with Sean Spence being out with a knee injury. Which Carolina Panther inside linebacker will emerge as a top backup ?Outside linebackers Howard Jones and Chris Carter will aim to stand out against the Carolina Panthers as both are trying to earn the top outside linebacker spot . Any corner back from both teams who can show a nose for the ball in the run and pass game will most likely make the team it be picked up by another team.
Steelers Special Teams Vs Panthers Special Team. In this phase of the game it comes down to which players make open field tackles. Who can be wedge busters,and who can show,speed and quickness in the open field. Hopefully Archer can show what he can do.