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Michael Vick: Bringing A Different Skill Set

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It is expected by many that there will be a sharp decline in the Pittsburgh Steelers offense since Ben Roethlisberger will be out 4-6 weeks.  Micheal Vick is not the precision passer that Roethlisberger is, but he brings and maintains certain values to the Steelers offense.

Any quarterback who can throw the ball deep is always a quarterback you must pressure.  Vick has one of the strongest arms in the NFL and Vick’s arm strength is arguably better than Roethlisberger’s. Vick is not just a scrambler, but a runner. His ability to score on touchdowns will hurt the Baltimore Ravens defense if they struggle to tackle well in zone defense and if they fail to apply pressure up the middle. Vick’s first ten passes will be key in every game he starts.

If Vick comes out on Thursday night connecting on the deep pass and converts a couple of third downs -especially with his legs – he will likely be in a groove for the entire game.

Vick has the perfect receivers to get in rhythm with in the short passing game as well with Antonio Brown, tight end Health Miller, and running back Le’Veon Bell who returns after a two game suspension.

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  1. DrGeorge

    October 1, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Whatever Vick has left in the tank — and it appears he can still go deep and scramble, not as of old, but well enough — his role tonight will be to distribute the ball and avoid making mistakes. Vick has a propensity for throwing interceptions, and that is the last thing we need. Since he hasn’t had enough time with the first unit to develop a rhythm with his receivers, expect a lot of bubble screens and, I hope, much more running than we’ve seen in some time. Our O-line play will largely determine the outcome of the game.

    The Ravens are favored by 3 in Las Vegas, but they have problems of their own. If the Steelers can shorten the game and keep the Raven’s offense off the field by running the ball effectively, the Steelers can win in old-fashioned, grind it out style. I anticipate a very low scoring game, say 14-10.

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