4 biggest causes for concern for Steelers vs. Titans Week 7
The bigger threat for the Steelers is obviously Derrick Henry, as he has cemented himself as one of the best running backs in the league. He has a rare combination of size and speed that makes him almost impossible to bring down in the open field. If the Steelers can’t plug him up at the line of scrimmage, he could run wild as he has over the rest of the NFL.
To be fair, the Steelers have been the best in the league at stopping the run. They have gone up against some formable running backs already such as Kareem Hunt, Melvin Gordon, and Miles Sanders, and for the most part, have done a great job at holding them to marginal days. While Henry is a completely different beast though, and if he gets rolling it could be a long day for the Steelers unit.
While the Steelers certainly can’t ignore the rest of the Titans offense, the most vital focus needs to be on limiting Henry. If he puts up 100 plus yards, it could lead to a long day defensively and a loss at the end of the day. Yes, there is plenty of reason to have faith in the Steelers run defense, but no team can truly prepare for a wrecking ball like Henry.