Steelers vs. Rams: 5 questions that need answered
Will the Steelers play chess with their offensive line this week?
The Elephant in the room is that the Steelers have to face Aaron Donald this week and it might take some creativity to stop him. Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that Matt Feiler played left guard in practice Thursday while Chukswoma Okorafor played right tackle.
This could be a move to put their best lineman, Matt Feiler, against Aaron Donald. Matt Feiler has been the Steelers best offensive lineman and I know that is a bold statement but he really has kept Mason Rudolph upright and has been even a little better as a run blocker.
Some could say that Matt Feiler is better suited to be a guard more than a tackle. I think they should keep him at right tackle but the Steelers might have long-term plans to put him at guard.
Another surprise is that Chukswoma Okorafor was playing right tackle. I would expect that Zach Banner would be the next man up at right tackle but maybe Chukswoma Okorafor has been playing well in practice.
Mike Tomlin will have a tough test this week against Sean McVay. Although McVay is a young coach, he is already one of the most accomplished. Tomlin will need to have his team prepared to compete with the former NFC Champions.