Three Steelers who need to step up

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Offense: Cody Wallace

Wallace is in a tough spot, having to sub in for the injured Maurkice Pouncey, who went down just a couple of weeks ago. He didn’t have much time to prepare for the game, but he can’t use that excuse for long.

Pro Football Focus rated Wallace lower than any other Steeler from Week 1. He failed to help protect Ben Roethlisberger (-1.9 pass block rating) and did more harm than good trying to spring DeAngelo Williams loose (-4.2 run block rating.)

Replacing a talent like Pouncey is next to impossible. However, Wallace’s performance was unacceptable. According to Alex Kozara, he allowed more sacks on Thursday than Pouncey did in the entire 2014 season: