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Steelers Coach Playing With Fire After Josh Allen Comments Ahead of Week 1 Clash

Isaiah De Los Santos
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler gave Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills some bulletin board material before they face off.
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler gave Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills some bulletin board material before they face off. / Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen broke out in a massive way during the 2020 season. His ascension to an MVP contender has the Bills thinking of a Super Bowl in 2021, and Allen will look to get his year started off on the right foot against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1.

Ahead of this Week 1 clash, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler made some interesting comments about the Bills' gunslinger. If anything, Butler is asking for trouble.

Allen is known for his dual-threat abilities, and at 6-foot-5, he's a nightmare for defenses to stop. However, Butler basically begged for Allen to run against his team, saying, "If he wants to be treated like a RB, we'll do that too."

Those sound like fighting words from Butler. He clearly would be happy to see his defense dole out some big hits on the MVP candidate on Sunday.

But, it's possible that Allen makes Butler look foolish when the dust settles. The QB isn't afraid at all of getting hit.

And even at his size, he has the athleticism to make highlight-reel plays.

The dual-threat QB has rushed for at least 400 yards in each of his first three seasons and recorded 25 career touchdowns on the ground. It'd be no surprise at all to see Allen bump both of those numbers up against Pittsburgh.

The Bills are 6.5-point home favorites ahead of this matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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