What we learned about the Steelers in their third preseason game

Steelers first team offense finally produced

The Steelers first string offense finally put a touchdown on the board in the preseason. Ben Roethlisberger looked very sharp against the Chiefs. The first team offense put up 10 points, and they made some big plays. Roethlisberger completed a 49 yard pass to Antonio Brown. Big Ben also made two big third down conversions. It’s very comforting to see the Steelers’ offensive starters finally discover the endzone.

Markus Wheaton continues to shine

Bruce Gradkowski targeted Wheaton many times. Markus Wheaton caught 3 passes for 54 yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs. Wheaton’s TD reception was of 34 yards. Wheaton should overtake Cotchery at the No.3 wideout slot sooner, rather than later.

Jarvis Jones is closing in on becoming the starting ROLB

Jones put pressure on the QB more than a couple of times. He even recorded a pass deflection against Kansas City. He also made a stop on 4th and inches. It’s really heating up at the ROLB position.

Derek Moye created separation in the 5th WR race

Derek Moye caught 3 passes for 41 yards on Saturday night. He showed the ability to create yards after the catch a couple of times. I’m starting to think he very well may be the Steelers No.5 wideout.

First team offensive line was just okay

Maurkice Pouncey wasn’t very good again on Saturday night. Pouncey was penalized twice. Marcus Gilbert and Mike Adams had their usual issues. David DeCastro and Ramon Foster were once again rock solid. This line obviously needs more time to develop, obviously.

Troy Polamalu is looking very good

Polamalu is really looking like his old self. He’s running all over the field, and he’s making plays. Polamalu made a couple of tackles and he forced a fumble. He’s been a big plus all preseason long.

Cortez Allen looks like he had minor knee surgery

The Steelers said Allen had minor knee surgery, and by the way Allen played against the Chiefs, you have to believe them. Allen came away with six tackles. He played very physical all game long. Allen was very good at not letting receivers get a lot of YAC last season, and he showed that ability again tonight. If you were worried about him replacing Keenan Lewis, now you know everything will be just dandy.