In Week 10, the Green Bay Packers (3-5) will meet the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3) at Lambeau Field. The matchup represents a significant test for the Packers. Aaron Rodgers and Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre have never won a game in Pittsburgh. In fact, the Packers haven’t won a game in Pittsburgh since 1970. Bart Starr was the Packers’ quarterback at the time, and the victory was his final as a player.
While the Steelers offense has much to be desired, their defense is among the best in the league. Of course, former Wisconsin Badgers linebacker TJ Watt is one of their top players.
This season, the 2021 NFL Defensive Player of the Year has 9.5 sacks and is widely recognized as one of the league’s greatest defensive players.
Earlier this week, Packers quarterback Jordan Love praised Watt and the Steelers’ defense, praising them for how difficult they make life for opposition quarterbacks.
Love was questioned about the issue of facing the tough Steelers pass rush when speaking to reporters this week. He responded:
“I think every team has some good pass rushers and you see them every week. You just have to get a feel for where they’re at.
“T.J.’s a great player, plays with really good effort on every play, and I think they’re whole defense does a good job of that. Something we’ve just got to be able to match. He has a really good get-off. He’s a quick player, explosive, and he’s also powerful.
“He likes to go up top, try and get around the edge and squeeze the pocket in. He’s a quick pass rusher and he has some pretty good moves.”
Love’s choice of words while characterizing Watt’s skills and high level of play evidently irritated Matthew Marczi of Steelers Depot. If one is going to laud the former Badger, it appears that tremendous Shakespearean language is required.”
“To say that Watt has pretty good moves is like saying that Mozart was pretty good at music or that Kubrick was pretty good at movies. They don’t serve pretty good food at Michelin-star restaurants. You’re not going to get pretty good service at a five-star hotel. And you’re not going to get just a pretty good move out of T.J. Watt.”