The Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive line has a tough assignment in dealing with arguably the best defensive player of the past decade in Houston Texans' defensive lineman J.J. Watt.
Offensive coordinator Todd Haley and Ben Roethlisberger will have to be creative to find ways of neutralizing Watt and his skill set, but as BTSC editor Neal Coolong discusses in this week's Steelers 2-Minute Drill, you might not have to get too exotic to stop Watt and the Texans' pass rush.
Some will talk about running at Watt, essentially taking the game plan to their best player but, as Coolong points out, it's actually the Texans' secondary that ought to be exploited.
The Steelers have the speed and athleticism within their wide-receiving corps to work the middle of the field with quick routes that will negate Watt's incredible pass rush. But if the Steelers are unable to have success within that scheme, Watt could be pinning his ears back and make it a long night for the Steelers' offensive line.
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