First off, it's very hard to jump to conclusions based on the performance of the offense in this particular game for the following reasons. 1. Obviously, the Steelers defense is ALWAYS very good. They have earned their reputation and are not overrated. They are almost always the #1 rush defense in the league. 2. It was the Titans QB's first time facing the Steelers. We all know how that turns out more often than not. 3. We had 3 O-linemen starting their first regular season game for the Titans (including one rookie) Again, against a pretty confusing Steelers defense. That said, here are some observations. 1. Jake was a bit nervous facing the blitz. He seemed to rush things even when his protection was good. 2. The Steelers were able to keep CJ in check and avoid getting burned, but his admirable job picking up the blitz, and his willingness to take what was there and fall forward when at all possible should be noted. 3. The pass protection was decent considering the opponent and the amount of blitzes they faced. This should improve every week early in the season. 4. The run blocking was less than great, but there again, you have to consider that nearly every team that plays the Steelers every year could say that after they play them. This should also continue improving early in the season. Warmack was awesome. He made a huge play when he pushed Battle, who had lost his momentum to a first down on a 4th and 1. He's a bulldozer! 5. Kenny Britt wasn't being targeted much at all. It could be overreaction to worry that he didn't get more balls thrown his way this week, but it makes me wonder a bit about why. 6. Jackie Battle did a great job subbing for Greene and getting those tough yards. It's very helpful having guys that can smash out 3 yards when you need them against a stout run defense. Thoughts?