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Mike Tomlin: ‘We Need To Play A Lot Of People’ Defensively To Keep Guys Fresh After 18 Defenders See Snaps

Over the course of the first two games of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have deployed 18 different players on the defensive side of the ball, none of which were due to injury. While the ‘starters’ consist of the obvious from T.J. Watt and Cameron Heyward to Tyson Alualu and Mike Hilton, numerous others have gotten on the field as well.

That includes the linebackers, Alex Highsmith, Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, and Robert Spillane. That includes Isaiah Buggs and Chris Wormley up front. On the back end, you have Cameron Sutton. And they haven’t even gotten Sean Davis involved yet since bringing him back, if they intend to.