Originally posted by foreign49er:
The Ravens were bringing a lot of pressure up the middle on Thanksgiving too. That's not good because Alex seems to have a lot of trouble when there's pressure up the middle and that's something I bet the Steelers have noticed.
This is the goal of every great 3-4 defense; to have a big boy like a Jamal Williams or Vince Wilfork or a Ngata and a host of others who can two-gap and STILL get pressure up the gut so the QB can't step up (esp. with outside pressure). We can bring pressure off the edges all day but if the QB still has a clean pocket to step up into (meaning, Sopoaga doesn't get a push and we don't bring any pressure with Willis/Bowman or on an inside stunt) ANY QB will kill your secondary (see Skelton).