This Sunday the Patriots roll into Pittsburgh and take on a 5-2 Steelers team. Although this Steelers team has struggled against quality opponents this will not be a walk in the park for New England.
Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe joined Toucher & Rich to talk about this Sunday’s matchup, how the Steelers will deal with the Patriots tight ends and what the Pats need to do to beat Ben Roethlisberger.
“Really the one good team they’ve played is Baltimore in the season opener and they got crushed. Other than that they’ve played the mighty Seahawks… I mean Houston is a good team, but they were dealing with some injury things then,” Bedard said of Steelers opponents so far this season.
This Pittsburgh defense seems to be slower than years past, is that really the case?
“They definitely in the front 7, they have gotten older,” Bedard said.
Last year Rob Gronkowski had 3 touchdown at Heinz Field and Aaron Hernandez didn’t even play. How will the Steelers stop these two tight ends?
“I don’t think they can match up no matter how they want to do it. Basically this game is going to come down to the Patriots getting pressure on Roethlisberger like they did last year and throwing him off,” Bedard said.
The guys also discussed what the Patriots need to do to cover Mike Wallace and how to get that needed pressure on Roethlisberger.