Steelers vs. Packers: Winners and losers from sloppy Week 4 loss
By Andrew Falce
Steelers winner: Chris Wormley
One of the more overshadowed and unsung Steelers this season has been Chris Wormley. Starting in place of Stephon Tuitt, Wormley has the tall task of replicating the elite play that Tuitt provides. While he hasn’t been at that level, he has routinely been solid at stopping the run and getting after the quarterback.
Wormley was also responsible for a key play this week. With the Packers driving in the third quarter, Wormley wrapped up Aaron Jones and forced the strip-sack which the defense recovered. While the ensuing drive didn’t amount to much, his stop was key in keeping points off the Packers’ board. Green Bay was moving with ease on that drive, so getting the stop there was key.
While the Steelers’ defensive line has seen some regression due to injury, Wormley has been a surprisingly solid revelation. While the defense should still be anxiously anticipating Tuitt’s return, having a capable rotational backup in Wormley is a good thing. Wormley has played well in a less than desirable position and that was evident in this game.