It's MNF, primetime, the world is watching! It's a big time game for us as we've discussed at length this week so far. If you're Arians and Lebeau, what's your strategy? Putting aside the "Arians sucks" stuff because we all know our stance on him, lol.
If I'm Lebeau, I unleash blitzburgh all over Palmer. Don't give him a chance to set and find TO or Ocho, get in his face all day. That's how you deal with pocket passers, disrupt their timing. We'll always be out to stop the run, and we have to do that but I say get after Palmer all day long. Ben needs practice at the no huddle apparently so use it, get it in the game plan.
For the offense, open it up. The Bengals are banged up and we need to get the crowd out of it early. If we do that, they'll shut up and start that "here we go again" attitude and leave early so the Steelers fans can take over the place. Establish the line and get Mendy going but get down field to Heath and Wallace early and often and get up on them so we can dictate the tempo of the game.