I quite honestly could pick from a handful of maybe seven or eight keys for EVERY Steelers’ game, but that wouldn’t exactly but interesting reading for you. With that said, it’s awfully hard to not harp on the same things each week with the 2012 Steelers so far. Today I’m going with key ‘words’ as much as I am with keys to the game and you’ll see why.
1. Containment – Any time you play against Michael Vick, keeping him in the pocket and making him a thrower is your goal. Vick is not a terrible passer but he doesn’t exactly make anyone forget Johnny Unitas. Allowing him to get outside the pocket forces the defense to either come up and play him or sit back and cover allowing him more running room. There’s a reason he’s the all-time leader in rushing yards by a quarterback. Keeping him in the pocket and forcing him to go through his progressions is when he gets into trouble with turnovers.
The word ‘containment’ also applies to LeSean McCoy as well. We saw what he could do against a pr