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Steelers DC has plan to stop Tom Brady

Ryan Hannable
June 15, 2017 - 1:03 pm

Tom Brady and the Patriots have had their way against the Steelers over the years, including a rout in last year's AFC title game. Brady and the Patriots also beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh in Week 7.

Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler wants that to change, and has a plan on how to stop Brady.

"[Tom's] sitting there pumping the ball and we had a lot of opportunities to sack him and we didn’t," Butler said, via ESPN. "Rush and coverage go together. If we would have gotten some pressure on him and sacked him a couple of times and get him to cuss his dadgum offensive linemen out, hey man, it's a beautiful world for us."

Pittsburgh had major issues in the AFC title game, switching from man early to zone -- but both didn't work.

Butler feels the key for his defense against not only Brady, but every other quarterback is putting pressure on them.

"We have to be able to develop a four-man rush and not just blitz all the time," Butler said. "This year we have to be able to play conventional coverages with conventional people playing those coverages and conventional people rushing the passer. We’ve got to be able to do that in order to advance defensively, in my opinion"

The Steelers will be able to get their revenge against the Patriots when the two teams meet in Pittsburgh on Dec. 17.

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