The hangover of losing to Jacksonville 45-42 at home in the Steelers’ only playoff game last season persists. As much as it haunts their defense, it motivates them.
The medicine for a possible cure will come at training camp in the form of more tackling than ever for a Mike Tomlin defense.
“We got to stop the freaking run, and that’s as simple as you can get,” defensive coordinator Keith Butler responded as to the effect that loss to the Jaguars had.
“You look at the whole last year, we missed a ton of tackles. No.