When the Pittsburgh Steelers arrive in Foxboro they’ll have their offensive gameplan in hand. One hopes that offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has devised a plan for success, one that gets back to smash mouth Steeler football.
The Steelers need to establish their running game versus the Patriots. Whether it be with Fast Willie Parker or Mewelde Moore or Gary Russell or Dookie Davenport, they need to pound the ball. And it’s not because Big Ben can’t carry the team – at times he’s proven he can. Like most teams, the Steelers have their best success when the passing game isn’t asked to go it alone. Equal measures of run and pass should go a long ways towards keeping the Patriots offense off the field and keeping the Steelers defense fresh when it’s on the field.
Pound the ball. Hit Heath Miller up the middle. Find San Antonio Holmes deep and Hines Ward on third down. Hey Bruce, it ain’t nothing fancy that’s required.