What the Steelers must do to defeat the Colts in Week 9
Steelers can win if offensively…
It’s the return of Pittsburgh football. Gone is a mediocre defense and the Killer B’s. Enter a tough running game with the return of Roosie Nix and a dominant defense.
To defeat the Colts, the Steelers will have to wear the Colts down with a powerful run game. The weakness of any defense is fatigue, and Pittsburgh will have to dominate the line of scrimmage.
Though the Colts on paper have an average rush defense, it is a unit that has seen improvement, much like the Steel Curtain defense. The Steelers running game has also seen growth along the way.
The Colts may not commit all out against the run. They may want to test Rudolph in coverage and see if he will make mistakes like he did last week.
If this is the case, Rudy will have to take what they are giving him. Last week we saw the offense early on try to force a lot of plays that weren’t there. Once they settled down, they took a slant on 3rd and 20 to the house.
Not only must they establish a rhythm and take what they are given, but they also have to make good decisions. Whether it is play calling or playmaking… MAKE GOOD CHOICES.
Do not call the same playback to back times. Do not force passes that aren’t there. Do not make bad decisions.
This will not be simple. With a thin offensive line and running back corp due to injury, the Steelers will have to execute all around to get to .500.