Steelers Film Room: So’oto Swats, Swims, Sacks, Strips

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Vic So’oto effectively won the game Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills thanks to his strip sack fumble late in the fourth quarter. Here is a quick look at that play.

Lined up outside of the tight end, So’oto gets off the ball well at the snap. This is second-round draft pick Cyrus Kouandjio that he’s going against and when the Alabama product attempts to get his right hand into his chest, So’oto counters by chopping it down with his left hand while swimming past with his right.

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So’oto also exhibits some decent bend in turning the corner and manages to rip the ball out of the arms of Bills quarterback Jeff Tuel.

This is two weeks in a row that So’oto has made a splash play that resulted in turnover and don’t think that the coaching staff hasn’t noticed. While undrafted free agent linebacker Howard Jones has received most of the attention for coming up with both of those turnovers, So’oto is the one that deserves most of the credit.

  • CEE

    He made Cyrus Kouandijo look like Mike Adams

  • mlc43

    ouch!! lol

  • steeltown

    Great play

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Looks good. Finally say bye to Chris Carter.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Our LB’s seem to be using there hands alot this year. Seems to be a point of emphasis this year. Could this be the Coach Joey Porter effect?

  • AndyR34

    One can only hope the CC experiment is over.

  • walter mason

    I didnt realize that HJ actually pushed 42 away from the ball to make the recovery.

  • zbluez1

    If HoJo hadn’t recovered it Mauro would have, someone somewhere give the kid some props for hustling

  • charles

    Soto stripped it first, Jones as you say made it official when he sent 42 past the ball with his push. Seems like Jones as well as Shazier has excellent reaction times and uncoachable awareness, instinct.

  • Buccos9

    So’oto has really good size that many of the other OLBs lack. He reminds me a bit of Mike Vrabel – a guy who makes plays. He’s creating the turnovers, even though Jones has pounced on the opportunities and got the glory. I would like to see So’oto stick.

  • Jacob Dixon

    Most likely

  • MC

    Man i hope this So’oto sticks around, he definitely deserves most of the credit for both plays.

  • IckyD

    Classic Tomlin-era mistake: not keeping So’oto or Mauro on the roster. Both guys are game-ready, smart, every-down guys but instead they keep “potential” over performers.