Steelers stock rising/falling after home opening loss

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks runs after the catch against Steven Nelson #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 15, 2019 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks runs after the catch against Steven Nelson #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 15, 2019 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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The Steelers returned to the field after an embarrassing and frustrating loss in New England. They played Seattle, and the Seahawks walked away from the game as victors.

The Steelers improved some from week one but, let’s be honest here; it is hard to look worse than they did last week. The offense actually got into the end zone and the fact that I have to mention that it is just a testament to how bad they played against the Patriots.

The Steelers needed a bounce-back win, and they couldn’t do that. The team is now 0-2 and is in significant need of a win next week.

Before we get to next week though, some players had their stock improve. Others, however, saw their stock plummet.

T.J. Watt: stock – up

Watt was an animal today in the run and pass game. He had six total tackles, a sack and a forced fumble that should have resulted in a touchdown if not for Sean Davis‘ bonehead penalty on the return.

Watt getting going is a must have for this defense to help out its secondary. His pass rush ability has only improved every season he has played and now, in his third season, they need yet another uptick in performance from their best pass rusher.

His run defense is underrated with him being looked at for his pass rushing. He has a knack for finding ball carriers and getting them down more often than not.

Watt’s ability to force fumbled and wreak havoc is one of the lone bright spots on defense the last two games. The Steelers need to hope he can spark the rest of the team.

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