So, what happens? They leave their defensive tackles on the bench and get run right out of the building.
This week they'll face the game's best running back in Tennessee's Chris Johnson. They'll need all of their tackles - and maybe more - to stop this juggernaut of a player. A stacked deck is nothing new to Johnson, and it is not guaranteed to stop him.
Q: What type of treatment do you usually see from defenses, eight in the box? Johnson: Yeah, usually about eight. At least eight in the box There's going to be a type of thing where they are going to make a lot of plays, just like Pittsburgh last week. They're going to make a lot of plays, but when we get outside and break a long one, you just have to execute. We broke out last week but there was a holding penalty, so we didn't execute. It's the type of thing where you need to take advantage of everything you get.