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Steelers look for more of the same

After watching a lot of film on both the Steelers and Eagles, Gary Horton picks out some key points to watch in Friday night's game.

Updated: August 24, 2006, 11:30 AM ET
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.

After watching a lot of film on both the Steelers and Eagles, talking to coaches and scouts, and following preseason practices, here are some key things to watch in their game on Friday (ESPN 8 p.m. ET).

Pittsburgh Steelers • The loss in free agency of free safety Chris Hope is more significant than a lot of people realize. Hope has excellent range and covers a lot of ground in the deep middle of the field, allowing SS Troy Polamalu to play close to the line of scrimmage, blitz ...

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