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What They're Saying: Pittsburgh Steelers

On the Patriots defense...
"They're a great, disciplined group. That's kind of how (Bill) Belichick coaches them. He's going to have guys who are going to go out there and do what they're asked to do. We have a big challenge in front of us. They're going to do what they do, but for each team there are little tweaks here and there. I'm sure they'll have something different for us on Sunday and we'll just have to get into the flow of the game."
- Steelers Quarterback Landry Jones

[wysifield-embeddedaudio|eid="485386"|type="embeddedaudio"|view_mode="full"]They've got a really good front. They've got talented players up front. They trust a lot in their front seven. They play a lot of two-high safeties, so it allows their defensive line and their linebackers to kind of go out there and make plays. They try not to get beat over the top too much. They try to take away the big plays so I think we need to find a way to chip them down and take what they give us, because obviously, they're a bend-but-don't-break defense and they thrive off offensive mistakes.
- Steelers Running Back Le'Veon Bell

On Tom Brady...
"Tom Brady is showing no ill effects of the time away. His accuracy is exceptional. His still vision is exceptional. One of the things that he is really doing well, and often gets overlooked, is his ability to extend plays when the ball doesn't come out on rhythm. He moves around, he finds eligibles. He stretches the field both horizontally and vertically in those moments. That has produced a lot of big plays for them. We've got to be really good as he starts to do those things. He does everything well, but that is something that is jumping off the video that is often overlooked or underrated."
- Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

On the game...
"We know we've got a big one this week. The New England Patriots are always going to be a good team. They're a great franchise, so it's two great franchises going at it. We understand how big of a game it's going to be, it's going to be on prime TV, so everybody knows they've got to be ready."
- Steelers Running Back Le'Veon Bell

[wysifield-embeddedaudio|eid="485391"|type="embeddedaudio"|view_mode="full"]On the challenge of defending against Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett...
"It's a daunting one, but you know, they've got a lot of eligibles you've got to be concerned about. The running backs in that red area like you mentioned, obviously the wide receiver corps. They've got some usual suspects in [Julian] Edelman and [Danny] Amendola but they've got a new guy in [Chris] Hogan. It's typical New England ball in that you better respect all of the eligibles and understand that they're prepared to stretch the field both horizontal and vertically."
- Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

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