Cosell’s Coaching Tape: 10/6/09

STEELERS OFFENSE V. CHARGERS DEFENSE

Steelers came out throwing: First 3 plays, all were 1st down plays – The Steelers offensive approach is clearly the pass sets up the run, Stretch the field horizontally and vertically first and that creates running lanes
Mendenhall downhill decisiveness and explosiveness, He ran with power and great body lean – Great job pressing the hole and impacting second level defenders
Mendenhall showed the ability to stop and start, Good change of direction and acceleration
Steelers started their second drive with 4 consecutive Mendenhall runs, for 20 yds
Steelers high percentage formations with Holmes the single receiver to one side, Often dictates the “x iso” matchup with Holmes one-on-one versus the corner
Chargers made a lot of assignment mistakes, Played with a glaring lack of discipline
Chargers generated no consistent pass rush pressure on Roethlisberger, whether it was from their base 3-4 or their 4 DL in the nickel
Chargers 3 DL in their base 3-4 front were consistently moved in the run game
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