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Carter’s Classroom: Double-edged defensive aggression ☕


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Josh Allen (17) rushes for a touchdown as Minkah Fitzpatrick approaches (39) - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

When you have defensive players with ball skills like the Steelers do in 2019, you can afford more aggressive schematics that put pressure on them to win tougher situations.

As the group's chemistry has grown this season, we've seen several examples of how aggressive Keith Butler has let his playmakers get against the pass. Butler's lived on the edge for years with calling aggressive blitz packages to confuse quarterbacks.

But now he's got the talented secondary to challenge different passes to create more turnovers. Here's a look at why that's exciting, but it can quickly turn into costly against prepared quarterbacks:

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