Found December 18, 2012 on Steel City Blitz:
I was once told by a fairly ‘respected’ Pittsburgh Steelers’ writer that statistics don’t mean anything when talking football. Stats, he said, “were for Skip Bayless.” While I don’t necessarily disagree with that sentiment, there are however some numbers you just can’t avoid discussing and that number continues to  center around ‘one.’ The Steelers’ defense was ranked number one in the league entering last week’s game in Dallas and also rated number one against the pass. Has the defense played well this year? Considering the problems on offense in recent weeks I’d say yes, but then there is Denver and Oakland and Tennessee and then Sunday in Dallas. Fans can complain and make points about the injuries on Sunday and while those may not be completely thrown out, they cannot be an excuse. Every team deals with injuries. It’s the nature of the beast and you need to accept it. Tony Romo completed 30 of 42 passes for 341 yards and two touchdowns. He did not turn the ball over either whi
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  • The Steelers defense is not what it used to be. Huge factor is bad draft picks. Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward are not working out who should be replaced by McClendon. No replacement for Casey Hampton who I still feel is their best best defensive lineman. Also the most unappreciated Steeler! What this guy has done in his tenure is remarkable. He will be sadly missed because I feel he will retire at the end of the season. No speed on the outside Woodley is nonexistent and Harrison is getting old plus he gets a pass with his knee issue. The defense fell apart with the absent of Ike Taylor say what you want, but reality hurts. Need to address the nose tackle and cornerback positions in the draft. I think they should grab Rolando McClain after the Oakland Raiders release him at the end of the year. Isn't McClain in the same predicament as James Farrior when the Steelers grab him from the New York Jets?
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