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>> dan: the first-year colts coordinator trying to implement the new defense that chuck pagano orchestrated so successfully in his years in baltimore. first and ten for the steelers. just across th30, incomplete and what do you think of the implementation? so many new things for the indianapolis colts? a new defensive coordinator and this new defense, hines? >> hines: the ravens defense is mass confusion. overloading a bunch of guys to one side or blitzing the other or having seven interior guys standing up and walking and all they'll really want to do is create matchup problems.
hopefully a lineman will miss a -- >> cris: speaking of freeney in the pregame, they allow you to get on one-on-one matchups with the running back and i'll take ni money on you all day over the running back. >> dan: that's what they said. these guys are so used to rushing for and played the cover two behindt so freeney and mathis, almost every play is player is getting doubled by a chipping over the back or a tight end being over them and what they're convincing them of is, occasionally you'll drop back into coverage but occasionally they'll mess up a protection and you're going to come off the edge and it's going to be a running back there to block you. and he said, typically, whenever i see a running back blocking me this is a fist fight. this is a screen, this is something here, here. >> dan: nice grab by gilreath. going way up in the air to grab the jerrod johnson pass. he has been impressive tonight. >> cris: johnson had to step up. this was his night. they were going to gill gilreath
full look and he's taking advantage of it. i think the steelers probably more than anything else, appreciate that second effort right there. >> hines: that's something that catches the eyes of all the coaches. trying to make a great catch. don't go out of bounds. step out. try to convert the first down. >> dan: gilreath the leading receiver for the steelers. 48 catches and 78 yards. here's jason ford in the opened field. >> dan: didn't practice until friday and got signed on tuesday and he rips off a 22-yard gain. >> cris: pulling the guard around and getting up on greg lloyd and popping it through the hole. the old pittsburgh steelers power play. we've seen it a thousand times. >> dan: and spins out of another
potential stop. >> cris: he does look like the buzz, doesn't he? >> hines: he does. >> cris: i'm not saying he's jerome bettis but he looks like him running a little bit? >> hines: now he's down. >> cris: this has been a rough year to be a running back for the pittsburgh steelers. a beautiful little spin move. >> dan: he got hit in the back. so while they attend to ford, we'll take a short break and be right back.
>> dan: you can sign up for the official nfl fantasy football league for free at nfl.com/fantasy and join mike florio for news and analysis. your old city looking pretty good tonight, hines? >> hines: pittsburgh has the greatest of sciencelines of all the places i've been to. a unique place, especially for football on sunday night. >> cris: it's been pretty good for baseball this year, too. a little scuffling a little bit here lately but pretty good. >> dan: great place to watch a ball game with the downtown skyline in the outfield. with 4:02 left, the steelers trailing by one. and johnson at the controls and kro
chris rainey they fake it to him and johnson rolls out and takes a hit at the sideline. blocked rules under the four-minute mark. >> cris: this has turned into a pretty gooball game. jerrod johnson for the second straight week now with the chance to open up. here's johnson, he came out here on this bootleg and initially i was thinking, he's got the edge. but colts closed quickly. >> dan: right up the middle, close to a first down. he is tough. he's taken some hits tonight and gotten back up. >> cris: but the news on that one was that jerrod johnson saw a little hole in the defense, checks to and picks up nine on second down. >> dan: he wants to sneak it across for the first down, close to the 15 yard line.
it appeared like he got it. >> cris: that's impressive. when you see a young quarterback making that happen and have that thing pop in there for nine yards. >> hines: any time you get up to the line and you have a two-way play and you check into the positive play and get yourself out of the negative play, that's always good. >> dan: they wanted a good look at jerrod johnson in the closing moments of the game. maybe johnson can get a potential game-winning drive here. still plenty of time left, if they do get it in. rainey inside the 15, down to the 14. >> cris: they're also milking the clock, too. it's nice when you go on these -- what do you call them? the four-minute offense at the end of the game? you want to kick the game-winner. but you'd also like to not leave the colts with a chance to go the other way. >> hines: that's something is coach tomlin prize himself on is having a great four-minute offense to end the game so we don't give the ball back to the opposing offense so they can go
down there and protect their scoring. >> cris: the audible by jerrod johnson. >> what, what? what? push it, push it, push it. hard, hard. >> cris: late in the game, a lot of young players in there and you heard a couple of "whats?" >> hines: it's good when your quarterback knows what to do but everyone else has to know what to do too. typical tramining camp. a great job of going foyer a positive game. >> dan: 2:29 left. and doing some more calling at the scrimmage.
freeney do you have dives insi >> dan: hines, did you ever think you seed guys the side of rainey like in the pittsburgh offense? >> hines: the last one we had was willie parks. he was all speed. rainey is a tough guy. he's a little guy but he sticks his nose in there and comes us somehow, someway, with positive yards. he'll definitely make an impact on the steelers offense. >> cris: when we talked to roethlisberger about him he said when they were talking about -- and i knew they drafted him, my first concern was, can he block anybody? this guy doesn't even weigh 200 pounds and now he has to go out there against these huge 260 pound outside linebackers? we were just talking about? and try to make a block. roethlisberger said other than isaac redman he's probably the best. and he said, they give you a headache. 190 pounds, they're not fun.
>> dan: so rainey takes a breather and jason ford is in the back field. >> cris: they fake it. >> dan: johnson comes rolling around again looking for a first down yardage and he's down to the 1 yard line. first and goal. steelers -- >> cris: not only that, he got the first down but he didn't go out of bounds. he specifically saw out there, that he could have had to fight to get the first down marker and then tucks it up and keeps that clock going to the two-minute warning. >> dan: the steelers poised to push it across.
♪ sunday night football on nbc ♪ the nfl rocks, yes, it does right here ♪ ♪ on nbc >> cris: wow! >> dan: what can you follow-up with that other than to say that the wednesday nfl opener we've got on nbc, followed by the sunday night opener on the 9th, peyton manning's debut in denver with this pittsburgh steelers' team in the mile-high city. two-minute warning here in the steelers preseason opener, trailing by one. they have a first and goal.
jerrod johnson has jason ford, who has already been dubbed the "mini bus" by hines ward in the back field. he gives it to ford and he gets maybe a loss of one. >> cris: like we saw in the super bowl, there's a strategy here that says, let them score. leave yourself a time-out and two minutes to work with and try to get them to match it the other way. >> referee: time out, indianapolis -- >> cris: they just milk this clock down. >> dan: the colts have their last time-out. >> hines: they probably should have just let them score, probably. >> dan: that's a tough one, too. jerry brown comes off. he's had a pretty nice game. we called his number a few times. he comes down tight off the down block and makes the play. >> dan: 13th play that was of the -- it started from pittsburgh's o 31.
and at about 6:00 chewed up on the clock. >> cris: pittsburgh, they never mind taking the lead and let their defense play, do they? >> hines: no. >> dan: and, again, ford goes nowhere. backed up by jerry brown. >> cris: at least on the goal line we know that jerry brown is going to be a factor. again it's just the down block. he just going to hug it tight right off of there and make the play in the back field. >> dan: a couple of teammates going there. former teammates, i should say, going head-to-head in illinois. both undrafted rookies. jerry brown and jason ford. >> cris: how much do you trust jerrod johnson? you going to let him throw the ball here, an incompletion? and stop the clock? >> dan: you got chris freeney to
his right out of the shotgun and third and goal and gives it to rainey and looking for a block and looking for some daylight but can't find much and gets it back inside the 5. that will bring up fourth and goal under a minute left and running -- >> cris: now you go knock in, basically, an extra point here and you'll leave the colts who will have what, maybe 25 seconds, something like that, to work with, going the other way? and no time-outs. in a weird way, that defensive stand by the colts, it may have worked against them. what are you going to tell a bunch of kids trying to make the team? jerry brown is going to come play, they'd probably rather see him play defense than worry about who wins the game. >> dan: and the clock is stopped with 23 seconds left. the steelers take their first time-out.
we mentioned jerry brown, free agent undrafted rookie out of illinois. check out this career path. this is what this time of year, going through camp, fighting, persevering, this is what it's all about. signed by the colts after the sharks, tiger cats of the cfl. and the always-dangerous tal ta talons of the afl, signed by the colts and trying to make his way on a roster. somehow, someway. this is daniel radcliffe, he's -- here's a 22-yarder! just gets over the upright. >> cris: chuck pagano is saying, did that get over? barely. >> dan: brown and josh chapman
jumped over the top of the steelers' offensive line and got the block and they didn't block it enough. >> cris: a little leap frog over the top. >> dan: just a piece, 65 is what's coming in. actually, no, not there. part of a trio of colts. jason shirley. >> cris: you know, that's what you get the flip side of that. when you say, oh, this field goal is automatic. and there's no such thing. >> hines: but you like to see the effort out of those guys to try to go up and it's the fourth quarter. want to go up and make a play and they almost did it. >> cris: i've got to think that chuck pagano, regardless of how this comes out, will be pretty happy. his quarterback came in here, which little shaky early on. hey, all of us that came to
pittsburgh the first time to play, a little shaky but he settled down and he was strong-minded. and he came back and made some nice plays. >> hines: that's something you can build on. in the preseason, you take all the positives through the game and look at all the negatives you want to work on the negatives. but to walk away and what they did tonight, you can can grow from that. >> dan: wruonce again, a look h. >> cris: he started coming back and making some nice throws and tight windows and got the blitz read off of there with his matte, coby fleener and dropped one into reggie wayne and had a secret for somebody. >> dan: a little hail mary time, maybe, here. 20 seconds left. steelers up by two. harnish incomplete and the clock is stopped with 15 seconds left.
>> cris: everybody always tries to do this. get in the lineup and the hail mary formation and then they want to run the comeback off of it and the defense says, oh, boy, i've never seen that before! >> dan: here's a look at the numbers for luck. so smooth-sailing last week. the win over the rams. he stepped up tonight with the steelers defense and came back after the pick. and his second preseason game of his career. you see him jumping each week. >> cris: you see some development each week. >> dan: harnish, mr. irrelevant going downfield. and sambrano is down, number 85. 10 seconds. so hines, we'll see you down the road? the next couple of games. football here at nbc. thanks for stopping by and great to see you. >> hines: man, this is fun. definitely a big honor to be part of the new nbc team.
>> dan: i hope cris didn't scare you away? >> hines: no, i look up to cris. >> cris: i've seen what you've done to ed reed and ray lewis ov the years. i didn't want to sfend you too much. >> hines: well, have fun. >> dan: almost picked off. clock stopped at five seconds. there's going to be one more. >> cris: now you get the circus play. the handoff and the lateral and -- even if you catch a hail mary, the clock runs out anyway, so now you got to go t distance. so if you -- don't know if they've got it in yet or not but this is where -- >> hines: i'm sure they haven't worked on the circus play where you keep pitches ing it back to
everybody. >> dan: he gets it done once. and that's whalen with it and he gets rid of it and jeremy ross has it and -- back to harnish. mr. irrelevant! sambrano has got it and that will finally do it. so a pretty good play by the colts to ends it. but it's pittsburgh, 26. indianapolis, 24. andrew luck and ben roethlisberger started it. and mike tomlin of the steelers win for the first time this preseason. next sunday night again, the jets host the panthers at 8:00 eastern time and wednesday, september 5th, regular season kicks off in new york. super bowl champion jooirnt giant, the cowboys. from our entire crew, cris
eastern market capitol hill remains in critical condition. 29-year-old thomas maslin was found unconscious after police say he was attacked. a family friend spoke to news 4 about the young father and husband. darcy spencer joins us live in the studio. darcy. >> reporter: it is unclear what happened to thomas maslin, what was the motive, we don't know how much time passed between the assault until he was found suffering on the front porch of a home trying to get help. relatives and friend are praying he will survive. 29-year-old thomas maslin, husband and father clinging to life at a local hospital. assaulted near his home on capitol hill near eastern market. he was found unconscious with a severe head wound on the front porch of a home in 700 block north carolina southeast. police believe he was assaulted in a nearby park. vanessa ford, a family friend,
said he was returning from a washington nationals game. >> he went to the game, on the way back it happened. maslin's wife, abby, got worried when he didn't return home and called police. one friend came upon the crime scene but didn't realize it was maslin was hurt. >> i was going with the boys to eastern market, normal saturday morning stroll. our neighbor across the street, an actual policeman was there, but i didn't put two and two together until later. >> reporter:he victim made it to one house, then another next door. no one was home. michael boudreau lives next door, the third house. >> he collapsed beaver fore he o my house. >> reporter: crime in the neighborhood residents say is limited to robber-snatching cell phones, and cars. >> this is a crime that had a serious consequences for this young family. people are concerned for the
family and also raises the questions about what is going on in the neighborhood? >> reporter: while the assault shocked residents they're not letting the crime change how they feel about their neighborhood. >> i love the hill. when i moved here, you could count the families on one hand. now they have that many in one block. >> the victim works in renewable energy. his wife works at an elementary school. jim. >> darcy spencer. fire ripped through a building in district heights. the fire broke out at 7:00 in marlboro pike, 51 block, flames started in a multiple use building, a clothing store and offices, and quickly spread. the cause is under investigation. fortunately no one was hurt. students in prince george's county head back to school tomorrow. meteorologist chuck bell is here to tell us what to expect. not home work, the weather, right? >> i assume home work is done. if tomorrow is first day of
school, shouldn't have been too much to do except for the summer reading list. where did i leave that? cloudy skies. temperature thousands, 60s, 71 degrees. 71 downtown. 61 in waldorf. rainshowers on storm 4 radar here. there are rain drops in beautiful prince george's county where most kids should be ibed by now. from upper marlboro up toward bowie, maryland, down towards clinton. beautiful day to go back to school. where is "bus stop weather" welcome back, kids. tomorrow morning a c. soggy start. 61 degrees. maybe have the umbrella ready to go. buckle down, kids. don't want to be in bad shape after day one. >> dust off the alarm clocks. back to school in the morning. for 125,000 students in prince gege's county. beginning of a year with major changes coming to the maryland district. >> it's bigger. >> this 8th grarder can't help
but notice greenbelt middle school. the building will become home to 1,000 sixth through eighth graders tomorrow morning. >> i think it will help the kids learn more, they're in a better school, much brighter and everything. >> reporter: just one of the big changes awaiting one of the country's largest school districts this year including transition at the top. superintendent william hite, headed to run the school system in philadelphia, replaced by alvin crowley. school officials say he will be on the job for ten months during a search for a permanent replacement. >> we want to make sure the next leader is poised around what our issues are. we can do that through a website search for superintendent. and we have a series of "moving forward" forums. the next forum is coming up
tuesday, evening, 6:30 at bowie high school. demonstration set for tomorrow outside the laurel police station. members of naacp are protesting alleged police brutality. allegations stem from this video, news 4 obtained, showing an officer appearing to punch or slap dante williams, three times while he is in handcuffs. police say they're investigating the incident. hundreds of dogs rescued from terrible conditions in an ohio puppy mill. 23 dogs were brought to the washington area rescue league. officials say they're in rough shape but confident with some care they will be ready for a new home very >> a lot of the dogs have never been on a leash, walked, socialized at all. we will work with them. by the time we put them up for adoption they will be much easier to handle. >> more than 220 dogs were rescued from the puppy mill.
the ones in our air y shourea s up for adoption in a few weeks. gop congressman apologizing tonight after showing too much skin on an overseas trip. presidential candidates took a break from the campaign trail today. but heated debate over medicare, that waged on. plus more bad news for melke cabrera, a new report about the extreme lengths the san francisco giant apparently devised to cover up his steroid use. are you wasting your money on some games at local county fairs? the news 4 i-team has the story. coming up on "sports final" bryce harper in a new york state of mind. cousins proves rg-3 isn't the only big play rookie quarterback on the redskins. plus, mark martin, not exactly on the mark in michigan. all that and more coming up on "sports final" right after the [ obama ] i'm barack obama the and i approve this message.
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