Everyone seems to be anxiously awaiting the adjustments new Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada goes to convey to the offense this season. One change being mentioned is the inclusion of fullback Derek Watt as a solution to get the run sport again on observe.
This was a subject former Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats talked about on his podcast this week. It’s at all times nice to listen to a former participant like Moats break down the nice and dangerous on the eventualities followers speak about on a regular basis.
Based on Moats, something Watt may do to raised this crew could be in additional of an H-back position than a real blocking fullback and he’d slightly see rookie tight finish Pat Freiermuth in that position. It makes good sense as Freiermuth is a matchup nightmare within the passing sport and Watt on the sector would telegraph what the Steelers need to do.
From the minute Watt was signed by the Steelers it felt like a publicity stunt to get brothers on the crew and to date Watt’s influence on the offense has been zero. Canada’s offense makes use of movement and shifts to create favorable blocking conditions. However as they identified on the present, Watt provides nothing by way of a receiving menace and isn’t large enough to be a real lead-blocking fullback in quite a lot of units.