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“Everybody talks about getting your hands on somebody,” Wilson said. “It’s a lot easier to sit there and talk about it. It’s tough.”

Wilson was especially mindful of his inside responsibilities after Cruz beat him on a crossing route for a 14-yard reception against that same double team at the end of the first half.

“I can’t give him the inside, and so I’ve got to be able to play my responsibility,” he said. “That’s what I know I’ve got to play. Yeah, I could have been a little bit closer, but that’s definitely tough. It’s pick your poison, and I guess I picked the wrong poison.”

Williams wasn’t interested in discussing the play after Wednesday’s practice, saying he had moved on.

So what will he take from it into Pittsburgh this Sunday?

“We’ve got to execute the defense better,” he said, “the way it is drawn up.”