Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Saints Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora

Breaking down the lone sack allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 35-32 loss against the New Orleans Saints.

  1. 2nd and 20, 4:46 4th. Shotgun, 11. Steelers keep five in to block versus a four man rush. Saints, knowing the situation – up by a lot with little time left – are playing a three deep shell and four under.

Steelers try to stretch the field but end up running into each zone window that’s covered. There’s no underneath route but again, given the situation, it’s difficult to fault the design.



Along the line, Cameron Jordan bull rushes Mike Adams. He gets into his pads while Adams clings onto his arms. In control, he knocks the Steelers’ right tackle off base with a strong right hand. Jordan swims over, slips past, and brings Ben Roethlisberger down.



SackNO5_zpscfe856e8It’s no fun having to block against a defensive line that gets to pin its ear back ad go after the QB in an obvious passing situation but Adams still failed to absorb the bull rush. The blame falls on him.

Blame: Mike Adams

Sack Counter (Game)

Mike Adams: 1

Sack Counter (Season)

Kelvin Beachum: 5.5
Marcus Gilbert: 5
Defensive Scheme/Coverage: 3.5
Ramon Foster: 3.5
David DeCastro: 2.5
Ben Roethlisberger: 2
Wide Receivers: 1.5
Mike Adams: 1
Le’Veon Bell: 1
Martavis Bryant: 1
Todd Haley: 1
Matt Spaeth: 1
Cody Wallace: 1
LeGarrette Blount: .5
Antonio Brown: .5
Maurkice Pouncey: .5

Penalty Counter (Game)

Kelvin Beachum: 2
Ramon Foster: 1

Penalty Counter (Season)

Kelvin Beachum: 7
Marcus Gilbert: 5
David DeCastro: 4
Maurkice Pouncey: 4
Ramon Foster: 2
Mike Adams: 1

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