Below are the defensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 1 preseason game loss on Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles along with a few observations I made.
The first thing to note is that LaMarr Woodley, Larry Foote, Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark, Ike Taylor, Lawrence Timmons and Ziggy Hood played just the first series which consisted of three plays. No real surprise there.
When Taylor exited, Cortez Allen took his place outside and slid inside to the nickel spot when the Steelers went into nickel. When that happened, Curtis Brown Read more [...]