James Harrison led the Steelers with 5.0 sacks last season. Pittsburgh hasn’t had a player reach double-digit sacks since 2010 when Harrison finished with 10.5 and LaMarr Woodley added 10. It’s no coincidence that’s the last time Pittsburgh reached the Super Bowl. Watt even beat out older brother J.J’s NFL debut, a five-tackle performance against the Colts on Sept. 11, 2011.
T.J. obviously isn’t the same kind of megastar as his older brother, but he is the prototype edge rusher for defensive coordinator Keith Butler’s scheme. The debut will only enhance Watt’s celebrity in Pittsburgh, and the seven sacks have set the bar for the defense.
Yet there’s Watt, with the spotlight shining, already looking for more. He’s bound to attract more attention along the way.
“I’m not complaining at all,” he said. “I feel like there were a lot of plays left on the table today that I should have made. I’m never satisfied with my performance.”
Lamarcus Joyner got in on the fun in the third quarter with a 29-yard interception return for a touchdown to make it a 37-7 game.
Tolzien nearly got a third, but was bailed out by Donte Moncrief, who got a facemask penalty instead. It stopped Tolzien from tying the NFL record for pick-sixes in a game, with three.
Tolzien would see his afternoon end early in the fourth quarter, when the team brought in Jacoby Brissett. Tolzien finished completing 9-of-18 passes for 128 yards, and two picks.
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