Below is the defensive participation chart for the Steelers week 7 game versus the Arizona Cardinals this past Sunday.
We saw a few new things this week on defense as we saw 9 true DIME package looks with rookie Cortez Allen seeing the field as a 6th defensive back this week. The Steelers still ran the other DIME or Big Nickle if you will, 14 times against the Cardinals. That is 23 of 55 non penalty snaps that the Steelers had 6 defensive backs on the field. They were in BASE for 30 snaps and GOAL in the remaining 2.
Recently promoted Corbin Bryant saw his first NFL game action with 4 non penalty snaps Sunday and Chris Carter picked up 3 snaps. 2 of which were in GOAL.
Rookie Cameron Heyward had just 10 snaps this week and I hope he starts spelling Brett Keisel a bit more to save wear and tear.
Click on the image below to see the full PDF version of the defensive participation chart.