5 bold predictions for the Steelers in Week 8 vs. Ravens
Sutton isn’t going anywhere
All of Steelers nation held their breath earlier this week when Cameron Sutton posted some cryptic messages on social media. While it seems more like a troll than anything, there was concern that he was going to be sent to a different team. Considering he has arguably been the best coverage player in the secondary, losing him would have been a blow for an already weak defense.
This Sunday, Sutton shows everyone that he isn’t going anywhere. The Steelers opt to get a little more creative with him, allowing him to play a little more on the outside while still retaining his role in dime defense. This allows him to snag two of Jackson’s four interceptions on the day, with one of them coming late in the third in the Ravens red zone. Sutton shows that he is a player that is far too valuable to be traded, and in fact should receive more playing time going forward.
It is still mind-boggling that Sutton sees such little time on the defense, as the snaps he does play typically result in solid coverage. Given his ability and the injury hampering Mike Hilton, Sutton has yet another week to show the team the talent he has. After his dominant performance against the Ravens, he ascends into more of a full-time role and continues furthers his claim as the best Steelers defender in coverage.