Comments Off on Film Study: Pittsburgh Steelers’ Defense Struggles without Troy Polamalu
After one week without the heart of their defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers are certainly feeling like they might be in some hot water until Troy Polamalu returns. That's not to say that Tyrone Carter doesn't fill in admirably for Polamalu.  Carter just doesn't have the unbelievable versatility that Troy does.  He also doesn't strike fear into offensive players. In fact, the Steelers' defense hasn't scared anyone that much since Polamalu was taken off the field in week one after trying to recover a blocked field goal. While the rush defense has not seemed to suffer (43 yards allowed against Chicago), the pass defense has gotten considerably less frightening. Jay Cutler put up 236 passing yards and two touchdowns Sunday.  Cutler had little trouble finding receivers open in the ...

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