Wentz long way from matching Big Ben's rookie season

Posted September 26, 2016

Philadelphia's front four was able to get pressure on Roethlisberger at times.

The Eagles traded up to select Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft.

The Eagles are well aware that a 2-0 start does not guarantee future success. Williams has been the key to this offense as he has opened up the passing game for Ben Roethlisberger, and allowed this team to put together long drives time and time again. Things could be tougher this week against the Steelers, on both sides of the ball.

On the offense, Pittsburgh is averaging 31.0 points and 405.5 yards per game.

Moats stressed "the secret is, there is no secret".

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Last fall Butler tinkered with exotic blitz packages created to ramp up the pressure and take some of the heat off a shaky secondary. He's been so impressive in the first two games that he's already drawn comparisons to Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, and Roethlisberger. The Steelers have not won in their past eight trips to Philadelphia. They also have zero losses.

However, the word "trap" has been thrown around a lot this week, meaning, this Sunday could be the proverbial "trap game" for the Steelers, a road match-up against a seemingly inferior opponent from the NFC that could very easily be overlooked and underestimated. The last to do it was a then-32-year-old Walter Payton with the 1986 Chicago Bears. Both of Brown's touchdown receptions came in the season opener against Washington, where Josh Norman inexplicably wasn't covering him.

"It's like college", Moats said.

Details the Steelers are still ironing out. "Once we get one, they're gonna start coming and coming". The Steelers will win with this one with little drama in the fourth quarter. The Steelers defense has proved effective dropping linebackers into zone coverage and can hopefully disrupt Wentz's timing with his receivers.

"We want to confuse him", said cornerback Ross Cockrell.

"You know that your guys love it when you're selling your body to get a first down or try and get an extra yard". "You want to hit him, but at the same time, when you confuse him with different looks, he's anxious about getting hit and he's also trying to figure out where the coverage is, things like 'Who's my hot receiver? Those who are successful generally don't play like rookies". Heisman Trophy victor Troy Smith did it for Baltimore in 2007 and Brandon Weeden did it for the Browns in 2012.

For what it's worth, the Steelers won't be taking Wentz lightly. "We're not worrying about if somebody is a rookie or not".

The Browns and Bears are a combined 0-4 to start the season, but their defenses haven't been bad. Questionable: FB Roosevelt Nix (back), LG Ramon Foster (elbow).