The feeling of helplessness remains very real to Le’Veon Bell.
The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t had much postseason success in recent years but neither the 10-year coach or 13-year quarterback wanted to address it as they get prepared to host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in an AFC wild-card playoff game at Heinz Field.
Bell’s not the only one. Unfortunately, it feels like the Dolphins have made the playoffs one season too soon, which is a shame given the lack of success they have had in recent years.
“There’s no excuses”, guard David DeCastro said.
The Miami Dolphins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-15 in October.
How do you stop an offensive juggernaut with All-Pro players capable of gashing your defense multiple times a game?
“Their play-action helps them”, Butler said.
“We want to get started faster”.
The Steelers opened the 1979 playoffs with a 34-14 victory over Miami on their way to their fourth Super Bowl crown of the 1970s.
Someone making their first ever appearance will be quarterback Matt Moore – who was named the starter after it was reported that Tannehill won’t be able to play while still recovering from a knee injury suffered in a December 11th win over Arizona.
“Injuries to the Dolphins defense, which include both starting safeties and a starting linebacker on injured reserve, another starting linebacker playing with a cast, a third starting linebacker missing time recently due to injury, and a starting cornerback missing games due to injury with the rookie replacement having just returned from injury, could be the deciding factor in the game”.
“It’s an unbelievable opportunity”, Moore said. “That leaves Mario Williams, Nicholas Williams and Terrence Fede to go with Cameron Wake and Andre Branch at defensive end this weekend”. The temperature for the next couple days in south Florida is to be in the 80s, although during Sunday’s game the high is expected to slip into the 60s.
As we have already noted, Miami should struggle to put together long drives, especially if Pittsburgh has contained their running game.
The 305-pound Suh laughed when asked if defensive tackles get butterflies in such situations.
While Walton has not offered much in the way of a pass rush, I have been impressed with his development overall as a 3-4 defensive end, and he has played the run pretty well. “But I definitely won’t have them this time around”.
“Those guys from South Beach coming up, make it 1 degree out there”, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey said. I think we’re going to have a good day’. Could we have beaten them?
“It was one of those things when we watched Pittsburgh’s punt-return film, we saw that nobody really rushed but one person and it was from the other side away from where they were going to return the ball”, Seiple said. If we don’t, you’re not going to go into Heinz Field and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and all their Terrible Towels and all the traditions and all the ghosts that roam around there.
There’s nearly no chance Tannehill will return for this game.
“(NFL Ticket Exchange) is the most easy and best way to get the tickets, and there are still some even though our game is sold out for Sunday. “Just getting that far, the mechanics of playing a long season and the confidence it gave everybody. we nearly got to the Super Bowl”. Or the notion that all of the pressure will be on the heavily favored home team (as if veteran two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger might somehow be rattled?). He complied two more 200-yard games before the season ended.