The first quarter of the season is behind the Steelers, and while there is disappointment at being 2-2, there are also plenty of positives to look at. Here are five things the players thought stood out in the early season.
Receiver Antonio Brown:"There are a lot of positive things to build on. The offense has been on fire, doing a lot of things. The defense continues to come on. We have had some positive plays in the return game, in the punt return game, and on special teams."
Tackle Marcus Gilbert: **"We move the ball efficiently whenever we are not stopping ourselves. We would have liked to have been 4-0, or 3-1, but things didn't play out like we would have liked them to. But there have been a lot of positive things for the first quarter. Le'Veon Bell coming back and making plays, toting the ball in the field. DeAngelo Williams stepping in and making big plays. The receivers, Antonio Brown and his special play making ability. Darrius Heyward-Bey has been a big help for this offense, him stepping up and filling a role. Hopefully when we get Martavis (Bryant) back some more good things will happen for us."
Safety Mike Mitchell:
"We are not where we want to be, but some good things are after the first game we have been able to communicate more and play more as a unit."
Guard Ramon Foster:
"We are a team that is doing well without everyone in tack. We have a lot of guys that aren't in the fold right now. For the first quarter, that is a good start."
Linebacker Arthur Moats:
"We are definitely creating turnovers, getting turnovers at key times and trusting each other more. The more game experience we get, the better we will get and I think we can do something special.