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I hate to say it, but maybe the best way to handle this defense is to simply remove it from the equation. That requires changing the team’s offensive tactics from one of long drives to one of scoring as many points as possible.
The Steelers have the talent offensively to put up points in bunches against virtually any defense in the league. They could simply go for relatively quick scores (five to eight plays) and try to get a big lead early. That would put more pressure on an opponent and might force them off their game.
It would also give the defense more of a lead to work with. That could help if it relaxes them. It could also help because it might keep them from blowing the lead simply because they don’t have the chance.
The Steelers could do this for a half or even three quarters and then, if they have a sizable lead, go into a mode where they use a long drive or two to kill the clock.
I really hate to say it, but playing around this defense has become a must unless they can step up and play a full game.