Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 2/18/12
It’s no secret that the Steelers long time defensive lineman hasn’t been the same since 2008, that’s the last time he was able to play in all 16 games. He finished that year with 60 Tackles, 5.5 Sacks, and 4 Passes Defensed. Since then he’s only played in 15 games since , fighting various injuries and father time (Smith will be 36 this coming April). Up until recent history, #91 was well known as one of the toughest defensive lineman and probably the most underrated in recent history. His ability to diagnose a play before the snap and occupy more than 1 blocker made him a nightmare for opposing offensive lines and the pride of Dick Lebeau’s unit. Originally drafted out of Northern Colorado by Bill Cowher, Smith was a guy you could always count on to be there year in and year out. Other than his rookie year in 1999 when he played in 6 games,  Smith appeared in every regular season game from 2000-2008 except for 2007 when he played in 11.  He never had the huge sack numbers that other...
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