Lolley’s kickoff: Win could be in the sack, plus scouting, stats, fantasy, staff picks


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Anthony Chickillo reaches for a sack of Cleveland quarterback Deshone Kizer earlier this season. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The names have changed. Heck, the scheme has changed.

The Steelers are no longer Blitzburgh, as they were in 1994 or 2001 when the team sack record of 55 was set and matched, but it might not matter if Pittsburgh can record six more sacks Sunday when it hosts Cleveland in its regular season finale.

In the Blitzburgh days, the Steelers often sent five or more rushers after the passer.

Keith Butler has been a little more magician-like with his scheme.Ā Opposing quarterbacks can try to guess who is coming, but the end result is that no matter what Butler shows, more often than not, the Steelers are only bringing four pass rushers. Guessing which four are coming remains the trick most quarterbacks haven't been able to solve.

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