The Steelers are coming off their second win of the season and are looking for their third, and here are four bold predictions for the game.
The Steelers this week hoping to get their record back to even against a banged-up Seahawks team. While this game should be slanted towards the home team, no game is simple in the NFL. Pittsburgh will have to show up and have a repeat of their week five performance against the Broncos. Here are four bold predictions for the Steelers vs. the Seahawks in week six.
Steelers Green continues to struggle
The Steelers’ offensive line took some steps last week in a positive direction, as the unit was key in opening holes for Najee Harris. Of the entire unit though, Kendrick Green has clearly struggled the most. While he has been the primary starting center since week one, his play has continuously gotten worse and worse.
Despite the unit playing better last week, Green was the clear weak link. He registered a PFF score in the low thirties and has a total score of 53.7. It hasn’t been a strong start for the rookie. It looks especially bad when Dan Moore, taken a round later, has performed better than Green. The rookie has quickly become the worst starter on this line.
While the Seahawks don’t have a great line, both Poona Ford and Al Woods can move opposing offensive linemen along the interior. Both use strength and leverage to their advantage, and with Green struggling, they could both cause him problems. Unfortunately, I don’t think Green gets back on track this week. He needs to improve his technique heavily before anything gets better. He may have to be benched at one point in order to get this line playback on track.