Analyst: ‘Big Play Ability’ Key For The Steelers
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – NFL analyst Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. and ESPN.com joined the Fan Morning Show to preview Saturday’s Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Divisional Playoff game.
Williamson doesn’t think offensive tackle Jonathan Scott or the offensive line will be able to contain the Ravens’ Terrell Suggs this time around. After analyzing all the tape, the Ravens’ defensive line against the Steelers’ offensive line is the biggest worry for Williamson.
The Steelers have much more “big play ability,” according to Williamson. Whether it is Emmanuel Sanders, Mike Wallace or Ben Roehtlisberger, the Steelers have the ability to make plays when the previous one breaks down.
On defense, the Steelers only allowed a total of 1,004 rushing yards this season. Williamson thinks neither team will have much success on the ground. However, he thinks RB Ray Rice could be a factor on the check downs and in the passing game for the Ravens.
Williamson has a different idea of how the Steelers and the Dick LeBeau defense should approach the Ravens’ offense.
He thinks the Steelers should play in the face of the Ravens because they don’t have a lot of speed to beat them deep with a big play.