To help preview the Pittsburgh Steelers Divisional Round matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, we call on Jacksonville Jaguars writer Mia Kologranic. She delivers insight from the team she follows, regarding questions pertaining to your Pittsburgh Steelers.
1. The Jaguars wide receivers are one of the least talked about groups coming into this game, mainly due to the play of Blake Bortles. Which wide receivers can help get their quarterback on track and give them a threat in the pass?
If anyone saves Blake Bortles, it will be DeDe Westbrook. Westbrook can open the field vertically giving Bortles time to go through his progressions while also opening up the run game to Leonard Fournette if needed.
2. Do you think the weather could be a factor with many players on that team being young and from warm weather cities and Leonard Fournette saying he didn’t like cold weather games? The temperature is supposed to be low teens and windy.
Personally, I do think that weather is a big factor into players abilities. It will be a challenge to play against a team who’s played multiple games in the snow and below freezing temps. Fournette is not one for the cold and it even showed in his earlier days at LSU. I also think the wind will compliment the inconsistency of Bortles more and make it extremely tough on him.
3. We all know of Sacksonville, Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, but who is going to stop Le’Veon Bell? In Week 5 they abandoned the run game, if they run heavy could it work?
Le’Veon Bell is such a diverse back that it’s hard to name just one man to do the job. I do believe that if it came down to one man, Calias Campbell would be the weakness to Bell’s strong running attack’s. Campbell is quick on his feet and reads plays well and his response time is prestige. It could possibly work, but I think eventually Campbell would shut it down.