It was not a good evening for anyone in a Steelers uniform. In fact, it was every bit as ugly as the 34-9 score would indicate, and very few individuals took the opportunity to state a positive case for themselves with rosters to be cut from 80 players to 53 on Aug. 31, which is less than 96 hours from the end of Carolina's decisive victory in both teams' preseason finale.
But if there was one individual who gave a decent accounting of himself it was Jamir Jones. The first-year outside linebacker from Notre Dame had four tackles, one of the Steelers' two sacks, one of their five tackles for loss, two of their six hits on the quarterback, and he also was in on four special teams tackles.
Jones Is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
Also considered were rookie defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk, who had five tackles and the other sack; Ray-Ray McCloud, who caught four passes for 61 yards, including a 22-yard catch-and-run for the Steelers' only touchdown with 57 seconds left in the game; and second-year cornerback James Pierre, who had four tackles, including one for loss.