Week 4 - Sep 29 Steelers (LOSS 3-1)
Offensive Rank Ė Pass 14th/Run 26th
Defensive Rank Ė Pass 1rst/Run 2nd
Draft Ė With the loss of Harrison, the Steelers went after a OLB that can get after the QB in Jones. Considered by most to be a strong and powerful pass rusher with the burst to beat offensive tackles around the corner and the speed to close on quarterbacks, Jones has the talent to be an impact edge rusher. The addition of Laveon Bell, RB, and Marcus Wheaton, WR, they got some help to address the loss of Wallace and what was a weak running attack.
Vets - QB Bruce Gradkowski, TE Matt Spaeth, OT Guy Whimper, CB William Gay.
As with the past, this teams grows their own replacements.
Analysis Ė Outside game Ė Not cold. I want to make this one a win in the biggest way, however, I will resist the urge until after camp so I can see how the passing game works out for them. Anyway, most casual fans donít know that
Pittsburgh turned the ball over more than all but six other NFL squads. Heck Iím a stat nut and I didnít know it until I started this research. Miller still remains a question and seeings how he is one of Big Bens favorite targets, other receivers are going to have to step up especially with Wallace leaving for greener pastures.
Tough matchup defensively. We should be able to stop the run and our new DBís will be tested to cover a questionable WR corps. Need to get after a scrambling QB early and often. Tougher matchup for our offense. Will need to be patient and donít make turnovers. Let the defensive control the field and keep us close enough for our STís to score points.