5 Smoldering Questions On the Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 13
Hombre de Acero is once again out of pocket, but that doesn’t let Steeler Nation off the hook. Before we look ahead to a very important divisional tilt in Cincinnati we have five questions to resolve.
№ 1: There were some beautiful and impressive catches Sunday night made by numerous members of the offense. One of them, to Antonio Brown, was nullified by a personal foul penalty which was announced as being on #78, Alejandro Villanueva. In fact it was either on Cody Wallace or Ramon Foster, depending on who you believe. The announcers showed some post-whistle activity on Wallace’s part, for sure. The question is, are you disturbed by the penalty or are you a fan of the attitude? Does the fact it was near the end of the first half, when the score was still 14-10 and time was running short make a difference?
№ 2: And in a related question, are you worried about the ‘grudge match’ aspect of next Sunday’s game @ Cincinnati leading to stupid penalties, or do you believe the offensive line (who seemed to take the majority of the umbrage to Vontaze Burfict) will use these emotions to be more focused and more dangerous?
№ 3: All things considered, do you care more about having a kicker who makes the vast majority of field goal attempts or one who almost never allows return yardage? (This is assuming you can’t, like Baltimore, have one who does both.)
№ 4: If William Gay can’t play on Sunday, due to insufficient progress through the concussion protocol, what would you suggest in terms of staffing the secondary, once you stop crying?
№ 5: Speaking of the secondary, do you believe the improvement on Sunday night was due to rotating Brandon Boykin into the game or due to increased pressure by the defensive line? You may also add another option, but in any case please explain your answer.
Should Antonio Brown be returning punts? He’s awfully exciting, but he’s also awfully critical during the regular portions of the game. Defend your choice.