Having the top-ranked statistical defense last season is something that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor always likes to bring up when he talks to the media, and he did just that on Wednesday.
"We keep trying to go from No. 1 defense to zero," Taylor said, according to Will Graves of the Associated Press. "I don't know if you can go from one to zero, but I guess we're trying to go to zero."
While having the top-ranked defense last season is all fine and good, the Steelers still managed to finish with an 8-8 record.
Whether or not Taylor wants to hear it, the Steelers defense simply didn't help out the offense enough last year as they only produced 37 sacks and 20 total turnovers. If they don't want to go 8-8 this season, those are the rankings that need to start moving closer to zero.
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