What will the Steelers secondary look like this week?
One of the biggest pain points for this team through the first five games has been how bad the secondary has looked. There was a lot of turnover this offseason, from the aforementioned Witherspoon release to the loss of Cameron Sutton. Pittsburgh's plan this year has backfired, and the cornerbacks, minus Joey Porter, have played poorly.
The makeup of this group was already going to be a question mark before this game. Patrick Peterson was open about taking on a reduced role to let Porter play more, and there is a lot of justification for benching both Chandon Sullivan and Levi Wallace.
The slot position is now a huge question though, as Desmond King has been cut by the team. He would have been the logical slot option for this team, but that will no longer be an option. His departure provides a lot more questions than answers.
If anything were to happen, this team needs to get Porter on the field more, as he has earned that right. Beyond that, getting the slot position figured out is also vital. This secondary was an issue before the bye week, and that issue may not be resolved against the Rams.
The Steelers need to keep their winning ways up if they want to remain competitive in the AFC North. These questions stick out as important ones ahead of a tough matchup against the Rams. If the Steelers want to win though, they will need to get them answered this weekend.