Mike Tomlin's Steelers didn't do anything to inspire confidence in any aspect of their game in the opening game loss to the Patriots. The offense, in particular, showed no indication that it could be good at even a single facet of football, leaving much to prove in their home opener against the Seahawks on Sunday.
Randy Fichtner talked with Dale Lolley about those mistakes and how they can put their best foot forward. Today's Classroom looks at how they can do that against the Seahawks' defense.
The Steelers were unable to establish the run against the Patriots and will most likely need to avoid being cute with tosses out of the shotgun or misdirection runs with James Conner. Instead, line up in formations that allow you to put a hat on the Seahawks' best player, Bobby Wagner.
He's an All-Pro inside linebacker who does everything asked of him and more. If the Steelers want to move the ball with their backs, either through runs or screens, they need to consistently get David DeCastro or another linemen to him.