Dustin Keller sees the goal in sight Dan Leberfeld
Dustin Keller is ready.
“[This game] is huge,” Keller said about the Jets-Steelers matchup. “We’re one game short of our goal of being in the Super Bowl.
The ride getting here was bumpy at times.
“We never said that we were going to go undefeated throughout the season,” Keller said. “We said we wanted to get to the Super Bowl. Obviously, we haven’t gotten to that point yet, but we’re close. As long as we keep on doing what we have been doing, we’ll reach our ultimate goal.”
Does the regular season win over Pittsburgh give the Jets extra confidence entering this game?
“The last time that we played Pittsburgh we put in the amount of work needed and did everything that we could to win the game,” Keller said. “I feel that we’ve done that same thing (for this game). We’re very comfortable. We have the game plan inside and out, so we’re ready to go.”
Keller will have a big blocking role at Heinz Field, helping the offensive tackles deal with outside linebackers Lamar Woodley and James Harrison.
“I think (the key is) to always know where they are,” Keller said. “Especially as a tight end, (it is important) to get a chip on your way out and to always be in tune to what the offensive line is doing and where they’re blocking. Everybody has to know the guy next to them’s job. As long as we know that, we’ll be able to take care of it.”