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    Steelers X factor for Sunday vs the Ravens

    We talked about this on the podcast last night and I want to get everyone's input on it. Who is your player to step up this Sunday night against Baltimore. There's many people that you can look too but I'm going with Heath Miller.

    The Steelers are starting to finally use Heath in a manner where he can be extremely effective and actually take over a game with Ben. On the opening drive last Sunday, it was the Miller & Roethlisberger show. The 2 routinely hooked up for first downs, moving the chains and further demoralizing the Patriots defense. This is the type of play that Miller has been capable of since he came to the team and now the Steelers are finally beginning to tap that talent for more than just 3-4 passes per game.

    Season stats: 30 catches, 361 yds. 12.0 average, 2 TD's.

    The Ravens are going to blitz Ben, they always do so he will need to get the ball out of his hands early and slow down that pass rush. They do that and it will open things up downfield and in the running game. Heath can be that guy all day long. Even if they back off the blitz though and drop more back in coverage, Heath will still find a way to get open. He's always very adept in finding the soft spot in the zone or just flat out making the catch in traffic.
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    Ben without a doubt. He has a lot to prove after being absolutely owned by the Ravens defense in week one.

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    Carter. I think he is going to fill in for Woodley very nicely and record a few sacks.

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    Max Starks. The offensive line did not show up in that game, so it will be interesting to see how Starks handles his biggest challenge since his return to football. If he can keep Suggs at bay, the Steelers have a very good chance of out scoring the Ravens in this one. Just have to hope the intermediate passes are used a bit in order to soften up the pass rush.

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    The whole O-line, especially the interior. Ben needs time to find his guys. If he doesnt get time, we will see a repeat of week 1.

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    The 12th man! Get loud Pittsburgh!!
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    I think it will be Cotchery. Sanders knee is getting looking at and his mom just died. Hines will not be 100%, if he plays. I think Cotchery will be the X factor.

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    Honestly... any LB who wants to shut up Ray Rice or any DB to give wimpy anquan a real challenge (do i hear Ike Taylorrr?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmerrifield View Post
    I think it will be Cotchery. Sanders knee is getting looking at and his mom just died. Hines will not be 100%, if he plays. I think Cotchery will be the X factor.
    I could see this..

    Heath too!
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    What killed us in game one. Do not repeat.

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