Steelers Must Find Ways for Mike Vick to Get the Football to Antonio Brown

October 3, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There was a lot to dislike about the Pittsburgh Steelers' performance in their 23-20 overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. Coaching decisions, missed kicks, a poor run defense and more helped to doom the Steelers against a team, while a close rival, was winless before the contest.
But one misstep was almost unforgivable: Steelers quarterback Mike Vick, in for an injured Ben Roethlisberger, just couldn't get the ball to Antonio Brown, the NFL's most dangerous receiver. 
Before Thursday, Brown had not had less than 108 receiving yards in a game this season. Against the Ravens, however, he had only 42 yards on five catches. Vick targeted him nine times, including one end-zone would-be touchdown drop by Brown, but nine of those targets came in the first half of the game.
It was certain that the Ravens would be double-teaming Brown in coverage all night in order to limit one of the Steelers' most potent weapons on a night without Roethlisberger. But th...

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