Carter’s Classroom: Athleticism = aggressive adjusting ☕


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Joe Haden (23) Terrell Edmunds (34) and Mike Hilton (28) tackle Colts tight end Eric Ebron (85) - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

One of the biggest factors I saw play into the Steelers' 26-24 win over the Colts on Sunday at Heinz Field was how their defense came out in the second half. The Colts had 130 passing yards in the first half, but only 97 in the second half.

When you subtract the 30 yards from their three second half sacks, the Colts only had a net of 67 yards passing to close out the game. I made sure to ask a bunch of the Steelers after the game about the adjustment to compare them with my notes when I reviewed the tape, and the results were illuminating.

It wasn't just about how they adjusted, but how diverse Keith Butler's scheming was with the athletes in his defense. Let's look closer:

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