Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. provides a scouting report and 10 things to look for in Seattle’s game at Pittsburgh on Sunday. You have to be an ESPN Insider to view this. Williamson notes that the Steelers play a lot of off coverage, so we could see Mike Williams get a lot touches on Sunday.
“Pittsburgh tends to play a lot of off coverage. The Steelers rarely give up big plays and are an excellent tackling defense. And, of course, running against them is a very difficult chore. So Seattle will need to be patient with a short, precise passing game. A good way to attack the Steelers in this regard is by spreading them out, which also makes their blitzes more recognizable. Getting the ball out quickly is key. It has to be noted that Seattle was without Sidney Rice last week.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com compares safeties Earl Thomas of Seattle and Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu.
You can check out Pete Carroll full press conference video from Friday right here.
Dave Wyman of ESPN 710 Seattle says don’t blame traveling to the East coast if the Seahawks lose to Pittsburgh on Sunday. Wyman explains the traveling process for the team when they head out on the road.
Ralph Paulk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden is questionable heading into Sunday’s game because of a hamstring injury. If McFadeen can’t go, Keenan Lewis will get the start at cornerback for Seattle.
Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange examines the reason why offensive lines are struggling to protect the quarterback so far this season – think short offseason youth and position changes.
Just like everyone else, Clark Judge of CBS Sports likes the Steelers big on Sunday.
Jon Saraceno of USA Today picks the Steelers 35-3.
And Mike Tanier of Football Outsiders likes the Steelers as well.