How does the defense handle the offensive attack of the Pittsburgh Steelers even without Le’Veon Bell?
Normally, the Steelers would have their big three of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, and Bell playing but since Bell is suspended for three games, that will change the Redskins defensive plan. The team can focus on doing one big thing and that is shutting down Brown.
While DeAngelo Williams is a solid running back, he simply is not the same type of threat that Bell is. Bell is a playmaker with strength, speed, and receiving ability. Williams is more of a speed back that can run between the tackles in Pittsburgh’s system. The improve Redskins D-Line should be able to at least slow him down and that will allow them to focus on the pass game.
If the team can take away Brown from Roethlisberger for most of the game, then he will be in trouble. With Wheaton out, he will have to target some of the unproven depth guys. That could be disastrous for the Steelers’ offense.
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