In responding to Patriots fan BadMoFo on another thread regarding Troy Polamalu's availability on Sunday, I outlined the two things I think we need to do to beat New England. If the Steelers can keep Brady off the field, pressure him when he's on it, and prevent Ben from getting creamed the way he was before last week's game against Cincinnati, I believe we have a good chance to win. If the two following scenarios play out, however, I think we're screwed. Anyway, here's part of the thread. Productive feedback is welcome. Originally Posted by BadMoFo: "Troy may help against the run and maybe be a better blitzer, but I think he is more of a liability on pass defense. He'd be better served rotating in with whoever else is there." Steel74: "Trust me, he's no more of a liability in pass coverage than the clowns we already have in our secondary. The only way the Steelers win is to keep Tom Brady off the field. End of story. Don't get me wrong, fortunately for us Steelers defensive coordinator Dick Le Beau is a genius, one of the true innovators in league history, and he'll have a scheme prepared for our defense that will at least mitigate what is for us a terrible mismatch. But you can't polish a turd, and if Brady is able to get the football off without our LBs and DLs taking him down or at least disrupting his passing lanes, we're totally ****ed, because our secondary cannot hang with New England's receivers the way Philly's and B-More's secondaries could. Since Rod Woodson left Pittsburgh, really, it hasn't exactly been a secret around the league that you can't beat Pittsburgh by running the football, you beat Pittsburgh by throwing. Early and often. New England just happens to have had a throwing offense since the advent of Brady in 2001, which is why we usually match up poorly with the Pats. On offense (for us, I mean), I'm sure Belichek has the Steelers-Jets game on a permanent loop and will attempt to test the right side of our OL, which is weak, and attach a spy to Ben the way Mangini did, as described in this article: http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/200...lever_spy.html QBs have tendencies, and just as Brady likes to step up into the pocket and throw, Ben loves to roll out and throw, usually to one side. I can see New England double-rushing Thomas behind Wilfork through the gap between our RG and Center, forcing Ben to roll out and sticking someone on him -- Seymour or Harrison -- and doing what the Jets did: forcing him to make a bad throw or taking him down. Of course, Ben is really hard to take down, but when he's fighting off tacklers he has less attention to pay to open receivers. And, unfortunately again for us, Bruce Arians, our offensive coordinator, is a total ******* idiot, and will be hard-pressed to adjust to Belichik's schemes. Belichick is playing chess, while Bruce is playing checkers."