The Steelers have a few pieces on defense to worry about, sure. Their defense is not what it once was, however. Minkah Fitzpatrick has been fine for them but he hasn’t been playing like his 2019 Pro Bowl self so far in 2020. The Steelers defense hasn’t had any big challenges so it’s hard to say that he or anyone else on the team is someone to worry about defensively.
The one exception is T.J. Watt. To think the Browns passed on him twice for Jabril Peppers and David Njoku. God, how dumb. Watt is every bit as good as his brother J.J. in Houston, with 39 career sacks so far. He’s hit double-digit the last two years and in four games played in 2020, has 4.5 sacks to his name already.
Watt is a beast.
He’s going to be lined up a lot over Jedrick Wills a lot in this game and he’s going to test Wills. Wills gave up a few big hits last week against the Colts when Justin Houston lined up off his left shoulder and sped around past him. Watt is going to do the same thing, which may prove to be completely problematic for the Browns offense. Loading up whichever side of the field Watt is on with Austin Hooper and Andy Janovich is going to help negate Watt’s presence.