Yes against the Steelers the Smiths will have huge games tonight and will be the reason the 49ers come out on top. I’m talking DE Aldon Smith and DT Justin Smith they are going after a wounded QB in Ben Roethlisberger and a Offensive line missing C Maurkice Pouncey. Don’t look for Ben to be under center to often with the ankle and running out of the shotgun will put Aldon on the field most the game and allow our Nickel Defense to be on the field this will not be good for a Pittsburgh offense that has struggled its last two games against the Browns and Kansas City.
Steeler fans keep telling me how great there offense is and that RB Rashard Mendenhall will break a hundred and score a TD. Well even if Ben and Maurkice were healthy this would be a daunting task but running out of the shotgun is gonna be very ugly for Mendenhall he starts deeper back and with less blockers normally you run with a third down type shifty back when in shot gun that is not Mendenhall. The other problem fot Mendenhall is he will be asked to block from a defensive position in the shotgun the QB is next to the RB at the snap and the RB generally is unable to attack during the block and generally is taking on a DL with a full head of steam which is where we get to the Smiths. With Maurkice not in the center spot DT Ray McDonald and DT Isaac Sopoaga will be forcing Mendenahall to come to the middle leaving Ben to do something before Aldon and Justin get to him advantage Niners. The Steelers offense is not a quick timing offense but one based on opportunities created by Ben which is why even when healthy he takes a lot of sacks. Look for Aldon to have three sacks tonight and at least one forced fumble and Justin will have 2 sacks as well in a game were field position will win this contest. I see this game being close till the end with the Niners getting a late TD and winning 17 – 6