The Pittsburgh Steelers have a somewhat winnable matchup ahead of them.
The Green Bay Packers are no longer the powerhouse they used to be, which is often what happens when you go from one Hall of Famer at quarterback to any other player.
Jordan Love has struggled mightily in his first year as a starter, and he has a tough challenge ahead of him with the Steelers’ stout defense.
When asked about the possibility of squaring off against T.J. Watt, he showered the former Defensive Player of the Year in praise, talking about his ability to make plays and all the great effort he puts in (via Steelers Depot on Twitter).
Jordan Love on T.J. Watt: "T.J. is a great player. He plays with great effort on every play. I think their whole defense does. They do a good job with that. We have to be able to match that. He has a really good get off. He is a quick player, explosive and he is also powerful. He… https://t.co/q8EpdqOd20
— Steelers Depot 7⃣ (@Steelersdepot) November 10, 2023
Love talked about Watt being the ultimate ball-hawk, a guy who’s able to do it all to create turnovers, whether it is forcing or recovering fumbles or getting picks, adding that he’s a quick pass-rusher.
The young quarterback also stated that the entire Steelers defense plays with a lot of effort, and while Watt is obviously their most important piece, he has to be careful about all of them.
Notably, Love has had some serious issues taking care of the football, and even though he looked better against the Los Angeles Rams, he could have nightmares with Watt and Alex Highsmith after this game.
The Steelers’ offense will still need to do its job and put up points on the scoreboard, but their stellar defense will give them a big chance to beat a sluggish team with a struggling young quarterback.