Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin on Texans QB Deshaun Watson: "Watson himself is going to be a ridiculous challenge not only in terms of his quarterbacking ability and his arm talent but his ability to improvise, his ability to extend plays, his leadership skills. He's battle-tested. We're facing a group that's a little bit different than the first two groups we faced, particularly from a quarterbacking standpoint, not only in what he's capable of but his experience and what they expect from him is dramatically different than our first two games."
Steelers DE Cam Heyward on Watson: "We've got our work cut out for us. He's able to fight for extra yards. He really is worth of being called one of the top quarterbacks in our League. Deshaun will make you pay if you give him more time."
Tomlin on Texans RB David Johnson: "He's good in the running game. He's good in the passing game. I've got a lot of respect for his talents. I saw him a year ago out in Arizona."
Heyward on David Johnson: He looks a little bit more shiftier this year. You can tell he's definitely got his feet under him. He's able to finish a lot of plays. It seems like he's got a good understanding and a better feel for the game now.
Tomlin on Texans RB Duke Johnson: "We've seen him a lot over the years. Man, he is a tough customer. He's a talented guy. He's good on possession downs. He's a third down-type back. He's good on the perimeter. He's just got a well-balanced skillset."
Tomlin on Texans WR Randall Cobb: "I've got a lot of respect for Randall Cobb. He's a tough guy. He's a football player first. He can do a lot of the things at the wide receiver position besides catching the football that provides quality balance to an offense."
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on the Texans defense: "It starts up front with their pass rush with [J.J.] Watt and everyone else. They get after the quarterback, and they don't have to blitz a lot. They can do it with four guys because they are really special. Then with that pass rush, creates issues that you have to try and find windows that they have some ball-hawking secondary guys. This defense is really, really good. They've played two really good offenses. Arguably the two best offenses in the league. We are going to have our hands full this week, and we are going to have to try to be as successful as we can.
Tomlin on Texans DE J.J. Watt: "This guy is a catalyst for a lot of what they do on that side of the ball. He's a quality rusher, and he's capable of rushing from anywhere on the field, over your center, on the edge, and he does routinely in the same games, in the same drives. He's a big-time ball disrupter who's extremely mobile. He bats a lot of passes. When he breaks, he causes fumbles."
Tomlin on Texans ILB Zach Cunningham: "He's one of those green-dot, all-situations linebackers who has really developed into a quality, quality veteran player. He's a guy for all circumstances for them. He's good versus the run. He's good versus the past. He's good in coverage. He's a good blitzer."