The teams in the AFC North all seem to be built the same way. A lockdown defense and a few playmakers scattered about on their offense. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been that way for the longest time and Madden NFL 15 will be no different for them.
Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Offensive Strategy: Speed. Dri Archer is a big time weapon if you learn to use him right. Combine that with 3 speedy wide receivers and a quarterback that won’t have a problem getting them the ball, and you have a recipe for success.
Defensive Strategy: Big hits everywhere. Steelers fans should get comfortable using the hitstick because this team was built to funnel everything into the middle of the field where Shazier, Timmons, and Polamalu can force fumbles and wreak havoc on opposing offense.
Strengths: The middle of the defense. There is not a better 3-4 MLBs and SS combination in Madden 15. Lawrence Timmons, Ryan Shazier, and Troy Polamalu are all downright scary playmakers by themselves. Together, they will dominate anyone they go up against.
Weaknesses: Defensive line. Although it really isn’t a big weakness, the Steelers defensive line leaves a little more to be desired especially compared to past Steeler defenses in Madden.
Impact Players: QB Ben Roethlisberger, HB Le’Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown, WR Darrius Heyward Bey, WR Martavis Bryant, TE Heath Miller, MLB Ryan Shazier, MLB Lawrence Timmons, ROLB Jason Worilds, CB Ike Taylor, SS Troy Polamalu
Key Newcomers: MLB Ryan Shazier, DE Stephon Tuitt, HB Dri Archer, WR Martavis Bryant, WR Lance Moore, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, FS Mike Mitchell
Additional Remarks: Steelers management made choices in the NFL draft that are perfect for Madden 15. Dri Archer, Martavis Bryant, and Ryan Shazier are all extremely dangerous. This makes the Pittsburgh Steelers a very exciting Madden 15 team and one that is definitely improved from last year.
Have you guys done a patriot breakdown? If not please do one.
What about FS mitchell!!???
I completely overlooked him Yoda. I’ll add him to the key newcomers
Another thing I’ve found as far as offensive strategy is run the ball like crazy with Bell. Most oponents will begin to crowd the line of scrimmage and that’s when you hit Brown, Bryant, Wheaton, or Archer on a crossing/slant route or a screen and go for huge yards. I usually on pass 10-15 times a game and run closer to thirty, but I average up near 20 yards per reception and only 3.5-4 yards per carry, which is usually enough to keep me from punting. On defense, use the Steelers invention, zone blitzes. Throwing in corner, safety, and six man zone blitzes are dangerous with any team, but the Steelers are crazy and I can tally five to ten sacks a game, real drive killer for the opponent.