5 players that deserve credit for Steelers undefeated start

T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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The Steelers are having a historic start to the season. Here are five players who deserve a lot of credit for that.

The Steelers are 10-0 and it is a bit of a surprise that this team is playing so well. Guys have stepped up that we didn’t think were going to step up and the guys we expect to be stars have exceeded those expectations.

Last year was a total disaster with Ben Roethlisberger injured. The Black & Gold had to rely on Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges really starting week two of the 2019 season. They were able to muster an 8-8 overall record because of the defense emerging but now the offense is helping to win games.

This article is about the biggest stars on this team but I also like how they are winning games with good coaching and being able to run the ball. This team is headed for success.

TJ Watt

Watt has been probably one of the front runners for defensive player of the year. I think he is easily the best outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. He showed at Wisconsin an ability to cover and stop the run but what he really developed into is a great pass rusher who can swat down a pass.

According to Pro Football Reference, Watt has 9 sacks on the season and is likely to get into that double-digit category. He is also getting pressure on the quarterback with 30 QB hits which is a testament to the pressure this whole defense is getting.

This team is blitzing and I like the scheme that Keith Butler is running but TJ Watt also deserves a lot of credit for leading the charge and helping the team get after the quarterback when only rushing four passers.