It was reported that Butt Derby has torn his ACL and will miss out this season as a result. Pittsburgh Steelers Fans around the world are wondering what the team will do.
Will they sign on to an outline like Clay Matthews or Cameron Wake to help fill the void?
Will Keith Butler sort out some crazy plans?
The list of questions can range from staff to the percentage of photos played by specific players, but one answer is definitely …
The Steelers will never see a player to fill the massive vacuum left by Dubree.
Some people would like a free agent acquisition, but the realistic approach is to fill this void at home. As Mike Tomlin always says, the standard is the standard.
Who, or how, will the Steelers help fix this problem? How do they come up with a plan that eliminates DJ Watt from the doubles team in each passing game?
This will be a team effort.
The first name on the list is none other than Alex Heismith. Throughout the season Heismith has seen his photos increase, and Dubree will be called upon to accept the responsibilities of being a Boss Rusher and coverage. Heismith has recorded 20 sacks, 1 sack and 1 interception in 11 games when Dubrey needed a break this season.
But the Steelers will not only trust Highsmith, the NFL Ola Adenyi will also be invited to see the increased role in security. Adenie has bass rushing skills after the quarterback, with defensive experience, and he should be a good compliment to Highsmith.
The ability to get one of the matches on the edge also ends the defensive end with the pass rusher. It’s none other than Game Hayward. Hayward had a great season, recording 36 tags, 3 excuses and 1 interruption throughout the 2020 campaign. Hayward must accelerate his game to give Heismith and Adenie chances to create disaster in the opponent’s background.
When the end of a crime book is a game plan for Boss Rushers, it is your poison-based concept. If you want to make sure that Vat does not ruin your plans until Dubree is injured, Dubree will have a chance to cause damage. Without Dupree it would be Watt who would be the focal point of the crime protection program.
Stephen Dude and Tyson Alvalo will have a hand in the victory or struggles that move the defense forward. Dude dominates, as he does most of the season, roaming around without double teams.
In other words, it will take a team to replace Dubree’s 8 excuses and 2 mandatory stumbles. The answer is not the acquisition of a player or free agent. The Steelers ’defense must prove their superiority by doing what they did all season.
Play the best team defense.
This defense is never built around a player and their continued success will prove it. Is Dubrey’s loss a big blow to the team? Sure, but if the standard is really quality, the safety of the Steelers would be great.
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