It’s hard for anyone in the Steeler Nation to admit when the defense is just not what it used to be. We’re a proud group of fans cheering for a proud team with an amazing history that nobody can ever take away. Ok maybe it’s not hard for some and unfortunately it’s getting easier to be on the other side of the fence these days. Whichever side you are on, more power to you because in the end we’re all Steeler fans through and through.
So what of this defense, the Big Nasty D, Blitzburgh, the New Steel Curtain? How much of it can you blame on injuries to guys like James Harrison and Troy Polamalu? How much of it do you place on Mike Tomlin, Dick Lebeau, or the Steelers front office who evaluates the talent? Is it a combination of everything?
To be clear, I’m hardly anywhere near jumping off a bridge and neither should anyone else, but some things need to change in Pittsburgh and most of it is on the defensive side of the ball right now.
If you look at how things have gone down throug...