Found May 11, 2013 on Steelers Depot:
By Jeremy Hritz One of the most overused arguments regarding the decline of the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last couple of seasons, including the approaching one, is the age of many of their defensive stars. True, several of the players on defense are well into their thirties, but how much can we expect that to negatively impact their play? Let’s take a look at those players under scrutiny because of father time heading into the 2013 season. Ryan Clark – Current Age: 33, Birthday: October 12, 1979 By the time October rolls around, Clark will be 34. Clark is a player that is known Read more [...]
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