PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Steelers safety Ryan Clark joined the FAN Morning Show to recap the win and preview the AFC Championship game against the New York Jets.
“Both teams are pretty good football teams,” Clark said, “and when you have a good football team, you don’t change what you’re doing to fit what someone else is doing.”
The only thing the Steelers want to change from their Week 15 loss to the Jets is the final result, Clark said.
When asked about what Dick LeBeau and the Steelers defense will do to try and stop quarterback Mark Sanchez, Clark didn’t know or was not revealing any game plans.
The Steelers head into Sunday’s championship game as the top ranked run defense in the league; however, the Jets were one of two teams this season to rush for more than 100 total yards in a game against them.
Clark expects the defense to play like they have all season with pressure defense, man-to-man coverage and fire zone.
Last week, head coach Rex Ryan and the Jets were trash talking against the New England Patriots, but this week is quite different. Ryan has toned down his comments and said he has “great respect” for the Steelers.
Clark said the trash talking “means nothing” and “has no bearing on the game.”
Wide receiver Mike Wallace had a 100-yard receiving game against the Jets in Week 15, and many expect the New York cornerback Darrell Revis to match-up against him.
Clark said he looks forward to that match-up, because Wallace only needs to catch two or three passes to have a big impact on the game.