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Big Ben’s success can be attributed to the number of weapons he has at his disposal. The Steelers are deep at the receiver position, and Roesthlisberger’s also got tight end Heath Miller as a target. To be honest, Miller’s a bit overrated, too (we’ll get into that shortly).
You may have heard that Antonio Brown called out Brandon Boykin in the media, referring to him as a “candy bar.” The implication there is that Brown thinks he’ll eat Boykin up.
Though Boykin is undersized and is a rookie, Antonio Brown isn’t exactly the strongest and most physical receiver in the NFL.
For what Boykin is, we’ve seen him on three excellent receivers so far—all of whom have been better than Antonio Brown. So, we know Boykin isn't going to be overpowered. No. 22 is quick, too, so he should be able to cover the Steelers' outspoken receiver.
Who knows if Boykin will even be on Antonio Brown. But if he is, I’m not too worried about it. Furthermore, I’m not worried at all if one of the Eagles’ other two cornerbacks will be on Brown duty.
Mike Wallace is probably the NFL’s best deep threat. He’s also one of the faster players in the league.
The Eagles are going are going to have to draw up some schemes to neutralize Wallace. But I’ve got faith in safeties Kurt Coleman and Nate Allen if Wallace beats coverage and finds himself deep. If the Birds’ safeties can manage to keep the play-action biting to a minimum, I think they’ll be all right.