It is nice to see what we got in our unknown players in a real game-that-matters environment, but also because I think they legitimately give us the best chance to win.
I'd like to see Wake and Walden starting at OLBs and play 2/3 of the snaps with Taylor and Porter getting 1/3 at critical moments.
I'd like to see how Charlie Anderson does as an Inside linebacker...maybe he's what we need after all..
Add JD Folsom to the 53-man roster and see what he has as well (I wouldn't have him start, but I'd like to see him get some snaps)
I'd like to see Chris Clemons and Tyrone Culver start at Safeties. We already know what we have in Bell and Wilson. I think they can do better.
To maximize Cameron Wake's abilities, I'd like to see a shift to more of a 4-3 defense so that Wake could keep his hand on the ground.
Rover Walden / Porter (always over the TE, but always rushing the QB, Culver covers the TE)
LDE Merling / Langford
DT McDaniel / Soliai
RDE Starks / Moses
Rusher Wake / Taylor (always opposite the Rover, always hand on ground)
LILB Torbor / Anderson
RILB Ayodele / Folsom
LC Davis / Jones
RC Smith / Allen
SS Culver / Bell
FS Clemons / Wilson
On offense, Cleveland was able to take advantage of the lack of discipline in the Pittsburgh defense and ran the Wildcat effectively. I don't advocate running the traditional Wildcat, but use Henne as the trigger man and have Lousaka and Lex take handoffs up the middle and using Ricky or Kory Sheets as the Wildcat misdirection back.
I strongly believe that Lousaka and Lex up the middle could WEAR OUT the Steeler defense (especially if we go for it many times on fourth and short with the Lousaka monster) AND keep the pass rush at bay.