As Chadman pointed out, I also think the lack of a NT hurts. The Steelers don't have enough bulk up front to keep their LBers clean, and the LBers are not fighting through blocks.
Unfortunately, all of this is just too true. But I suppose the bad news is there does not seem to be any answers.
Maybe bringing up that Fango guy could help, but geez, I don't think he has even been activated yet this year.
This Buffalo team is really not that bad. For some reason TS[the Steelers] have been made a 3pt favorite in this game.??
Buffalo certainly can run the ball,and both their starting and backup QB's are supposed to be ready and will play. Only thing I can figure is the oddsmakers must think TS will be able to exploit the Bills secondary and score some points. I do not have a good feeling about this game. Hope I'm wrong.
Last week TS faced one of the worst run D's in the league and did not do much at all. Buffalo run D is not much better. So what might happen is TS will fiddlejack around trying to exploit this and get behind again then ehh same old script. Hope not though. But, TS do have to showcase their new RB to show that they did not make a colossal mistake and if that doesn't work so good, bad things will probably happen. I am just going to watch and hope for an inspired performance on both sides of the ball. LOL
Steve Mclendon needs to be bumped out to DE. He's so much like Kimo that it's not funny. Remember how much we struggled with him at NT? The we bumped him outside and ended up in the super bowl. Mclendon can be a disruptive guy, he just isn't strong and fat enough to control the point of attack. Our strength is in our linebackers. They need to be the ones creating the pressure for a reason. Unfortunately Steve runs himself out of plays all too often.
It's the reason why Louis Nix is going to be on the Steelers draft board. McClendon might be the biggest liability on D. It's not that I think he is a bad player. But, he isn't a NT.
Not that it was not the correct thing to do then, but now it has become a problem. I guess it's a case of too many holes and not enough pegs.
The Steelers have dropped to #31 in run D now. It would really be something special if they could come up with some way to stop this slide.