View Full Version : Steelers Blitz Pickups

09-15-2008, 10:12 AM
I thought the O-line played decent, there were a lot of plays where Ben had all day.

On the other hand, it seemed like we had a hard time picking up the blitz. Are the TEs and RBs not figuring out where it's coming from, or maybe just whiffing on the block? I suppose this could be a big reason Mendy isn't back there much, those skills take a while to learn.

Also, it didn't seem like Ben completed the ball to the "hot receiver" during those blitzes. Excellent coverage? Receiver didn't know to run to the empty zone and turn around (that must be Holmes, because Hines of course would know exactly what to do)? Or is Ben not seeing the field well enough?

I think if we had picked up the blitzes last night the O-line would have gotten an A. As it is, they played OK, I give them a B.

09-16-2008, 03:28 PM
I saw Willie several times step up and throw some good blocks at the blitzers. In fact I remember commenting during the game that I think Willie was having his best game picking up the blitz.