Ryan Shazier: League has "Patriots problem"

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Ryan Shazier: League has "Patriots problem"

Since the Steelers last won the Super Bowl following the 2008 season, the Patriots have won the AFC East an NFL-record eight straight seasons and beat the Steelers in last season's AFC championship game en route to winning their fifth Super Bowl since 2001. "But I feel we are going to be prepared for them this year", the linebacker continued. "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 attractive world for us".

Defensive end Cam Heyward said "we want the goal to be the No. 1 seed". And he hasn't thrown an interception to Ben Roethlisberger's team since 2005. "We compete every day and try to get better every day for things like that". "Rush and coverage go together. These guys nowadays are fast". Watt is expected to back up Harrison to start the season. Davis has been slowed this spring by a shoulder injury.

Right now, in the midst of noncontact drills, Butler isn't sure about the new players.

That's a good way of looking at it. "If they do, hopefully we'll improve enough to take that next step". The most recent matchup was a 36-17 beatdown that sent the Patriots to another Super Bowl and the Steelers packing. "Then, you got an idea".

Aaron Wilson reported on Thursday that Pittsburgh signed Sutton to a deal worth just over $3 Million, with over $700,000 in signing bonus money.

What is clear is the Steelers need to improve a defense that was 16th in the National Football League in passing yards allowed (242.6) and tied for ninth in sacks (38).

It's the third time in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era that the Patriots have knocked the Steelers out of the playoffs (all in the AFC title game).

"He's sitting there pumping the ball and we had a lot of opportunities to sack him and we didn't", Butler said, via ESPN.