5 Steelers who stood out the most in Pittsburgh’s win vs. Cleveland Browns
Stephon Tuitt very well may have been the single best player on the field for either team in Week 6. Despite drawing the occasional double-team, Tuitt constantly pushed the pile, and his efforts paid dividends against both the run and the pass.
While his stats against the Browns were nothing to write home about (5 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 2 quarterback hits), his impact stretched far beyond his numbers in the box score.
Tuitt was a factory for generating pressure against a competent guard in JC Tretter. When he wasn’t making a tackle at the line of scrimmage, he was getting in Baker Mayfield’s face or forcing the Browns quarterback into making bad decisions.
Stephon Tuitt has been one of Pittsburgh’s most underrated players for quite some time now, but I will be surprised if he doesn’t start earning ‘star’-level recognition in the coming weeks. He is playing line one of the best interior defenders in the NFL right now, and he deserves to be recognized as such.