Nick Herbig posts multi-sack outing in NFL debut
Nick Herbig is making his professional debut Saturday for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He’s already displaying his knack for getting after the quarterback.
In the preseason opener, the Steelers are facing off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Herbig’s first sack in the game came early in the 3rd quarter.
On a 2nd-and-8 play, Herbig was able to beat his offensive tackle with a speed move off the edge. The running back was late with help protection, and Herbig was able to get his arms on the QB.
DeMarvin Leal combined on the play as the QB stepped up to avoid Herbig with each player registering half a sack:
Got him 💪 @nickherbig_
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 12, 2023
Herbig registered his other sack later in the 3rd quarter. This time, it came on a 3rd-down play with Herbig showing another piece of his arsenal.
Herbig continued to use his speed to push an offensive lineman after the snap, but he cut back to the inside with the lineman off balance. That move gave Herbig a clear run to the QB.
Nick Herbig with the nice move inside as the tackle overset and was off balance here. Takes advantage of it for the sack. pic.twitter.com/zYqH1XfqDg
— Nick Martin (@themicknartin) August 12, 2023
With the game now in the 4th quarter, Herbig has 3 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a TFL and 2 QB hits in his NFL debut. It’s just the preseason, but it is still good to see Herbig getting after the QB with Pittsburgh’s defense.