Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ; Steelers Hope Sack-Happy Win Was No Fluke

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ; Steelers Hope Sack-Happy Win Was No Fluke

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PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler only wishes he was brilliant enough to explain how a defense that struggled to get to the quarterback for two months seemed to have little trouble last Sunday in Cleveland. The same group that managed all of 13 sacks through nine games piled up eight in four dominant quarters against the inept Browns.

And here's the thing, Butler figures the number should have been closer to a dozen. So what was it? Scheme? A return to the team's "Blitzburgh roots? Savvy coaching? Butler wishes he could take the credit. He can't.

"If I knew that I'd do it every week, Butler said Tuesday. "We got after em a little bit, but at the same time we executed better.

Playing the NFL's worst team helped. …

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