Originally written on Bleed Black & Gold  |  Last updated 11/5/14

The Young Money Crew has to be licking their chops after the Patriots latest move.  The Patriots cut Cornerback Leigh Bodden.  Bodden was the Patriots starting cornerback opposite Devin McCourty.  Bodden’s replacement is doubtful to play this week against the Steelers as well.  Ras I Dowling has a hip injury and will most likely not play leaving New England with only 3 cornerbacks on the roster.

Kyle Arrington should get the start versus the Steelers.  Arrington just went from fourth corner to starter in a matter of minutes.  Filling in on Nickel packages will be the only other corner on the roster Antwaun Molden.   The Patriots will be weak at defensive back all around.

The Steelers should take advantage of New England’s secondary.  While McCourty was a Pro Bowler last season he has struggled this year to keep up that same level.  McCourty will most likely be lined up on Wallace with help over the top.  I will still give Mike Wallace the advantage in that situation.  He still can run past both guys.

That leaves the Patriots in almost forced man coverage on the rest of the Steelers receivers.  I will take Antonio Brown in the slot against Antwaun Molden every day of the week and twice on Sundays.  Hopefully after last weeks performance Roethlisberger and Brown can stay on the same page and put up big numbers again.  If they are in sync there could be no stopping Brown and the Steelers this weekend.

Don’t forget about Emmanuel Sanders either.  He is expected to start with Hines Ward down with an injured ankle.  With more reps Sanders has the ability to get some flow with the offense.  He has been a little bit distant this season and not in tune with Roethlisberger.  Now having a full game in his grasp they should be able to get on track.  If that happens the Steelers offense could explode not only this weekend but the rest of the season.

Expect to see a lot of points this weekend and quite a few dances from this group of talented young receivers.  The Steelers should be able to score and score often.  They will need to if they plan on winning against the Patriots this weekend.


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