Calais Campbell says Steelers are ‘arguably the most talented team in the NFL’
Week 11 of the 2018 NFL season will feature a matchup between two of the most talented teams in the league in the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars. At least, that is how defensive end Calais Campbell feels.
Although the Jaguars have failed to uphold their end of the title thus far, the Steelers have bounced back from their struggles early in the season. Campbell feels they are perhaps the most talented team in the NFL, via Teresa Varley of the team’s official website:
“This is arguably the most talented team in the NFL. And they are playing very good football right now. They have a Hall of Fame quarterback. A Hall of Fame receiver. An offensive line that has been playing together for so many years. They are smart. Real savvy. They open up a lot of lanes. A young running back who is taking advantage of his opportunities. They look really, really good on tape. When you look at them, it’s like wow.”
There is certainly plenty of truth to Campbell’s comments. Despite the absence of All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell, the Steelers still have no shortage of firepower on offense. Roethlisberger is coming off a vintage five-touchdown performance and has played at a high level throughout the season. More importantly, he was able to get wide receiver Antonio Brown more involved after a slow start to the year. However, it did provide wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and opportunity to solidify himself as a bonafide No. 2 to Brown.
Meanwhile, running back James Conner has also proven himself as a more than viable replacement for Bell. His production this season is already poised to surpass the three-time Pro Bowlers’ in a number of notable categories. His emergence has helped Pittsburgh maintain a balanced approach on offense. It should be noted that their success can be directly attributed to the stellar play of the offensive line. It appears Campbell knows full well that the Jaguars defense will have their hands full this week.