Here we go Steelers fans as Pittsburgh takes the gridiron against the Giants in New York for their first preseason contest of 2014.
Date: Saturday, Aug 9th
Kickoff Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
TV Channel: KDKA-TV 2
Announcers: Bob Pompeani and Edmund Nelson; Jeff Verszyla on the sideline
Radio: WDVE 102.5 FM / WBGG 970 AM
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove and Tunch Ilkin; Craig Wolfley on the sideline
Live Stream: NFL.com Preseason
While we may not see a lot of first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier or nose tackle Steve McLendon tonight, we will get to see not only how well second-round pick Stephon Tuitt is adapting to Dick LeBeau’s system, but possible how sixth-round pick Daniel McCullers, too.
A lot has been written about wide receivers Markus Wheaton, Lance Moore, Justin Brown and Derek Moye. Now we will see the beginnings of who is actually going to contribute this season.
Third-round pick, Dri Archer is listed on the depth chart as the No. 1 kick returner and the No. 2 punt returner. It should be interesting to see what he does with those opportunites, in addition to his position in the backfield.
The Giants rallied late last Sunday to defeat the Buffalo Bills 17-13 in the Hall Of Fame game.
For head coach Tom Coughlin and the G-men: fourth-round pick, running back Andre Williams has locked down the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Rashad Jennings with Peyton Hillis hurt. Meanwhile, the Black and Gold should see a lot of second-year running backs Michael Cox and Kendall Gaskins as it will be their time to shine.
New York is looking at wide receiver Marcus Harris and tight end Larry Donnell as help for their passing game this fall.
On the defensive side, the spotlight could be on defensive end Damonte Moore and linebacker Devon Kennard, and how well they both do against the Steelers offensive line.