At what point do we start to finally question the seemingly ‘unquestionable?’ For whatever reason, Dick LeBeau has always gotten a free pass from most Steelers’ fans and I think a lot of it has to do with his legendary status and great track record. Unfortunately, the history doesn’t mean anything because this is about now and right now this defense is no longer a ‘bend don’t break’ defense because it’s breaking significantly.
I know, typical knee-jerk overreaction after just game one right? Wrong. This dates back years and I’ve rehashed them more times than I care to think about, but the LeBeau defense gives up leads and it’s that simple. They’ve done it in the regular season. They’ve done it in the playoffs and they’ve done it in the Super Bowl (See SB XLIII). While last night wasn’t about giving up a lead necessarily, it was about in-game adjustments and just flat-out getting beat by a QB that has picked him apart throughout his career. Peyton Manning is now 7-1 lifetime against