5 bold predictions for the Steelers in Week 3 vs. Texans

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Edmunds becomes Pittsburghs favorite son

Since the beginning of the season, the Steelers weak point on defense has been third-year safety Terrell Edmunds. The complaints against him have been consistent: he is a good tackler but struggles with ball skills and coverage. There was hope though, as reports were surfacing that Edmunds would be more of a sub-package LB instead of a traditional SS this season.

That hasn’t happened yet though, and his play on the field has continued to be average to below average. While he isn’t a traditional bust like a Jarvis Jones or Artie Burns, his play hasn’t lived up to his first-round billing. All of this said I think he gets his second career interception this week. Like last week, he will have his usual up and down performance until the final Texans drive. There, he’ll snag a pick, ending the game like his sack last week did.

This doesn’t mean I would expect him to suddenly develop into a superstar, but I think he finds his way to seal the deal of yet another game. Suddenly, Edmunds will be known as the closer, having mediocre games but putting together one solid play at the end of the game to get the win. Will this be enough to for Edmunds to revive his career, probably not, but it could lead to him finally receiving some praise from the Steelers fanbase.