The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last Thursday night to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in their first preseason game in 2012. Preseason football often produces little in the way of drama and storylines, but this night proved to be remarkably different.
Garrett Reid, the son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid passed away at the age of 28 last week, and Reid made his return to the sidelines Thursday. The Eagles paid tribute to Garrett before the national anthem, and Reid, accompanied by quarterback Michael Vick, took in the emotional ceremony near midfield. In addition, the Steelers unveiled their new look offense under offensive coordinator Todd Haley, and the first half had a different feel than previous preseason games. Here is a collection of my favorites from the game.