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The Steelers answered a lot of questions by the time the NFL was over this past weekend. They filled serious holes on the offensive line, got some depth at linebacker and running back, and also found themselves the next Casey Hampton. That’s some big shoes to fill no matter who you are, and not a responsibility to be taken lightly. Hampton started 148 of the 157 games he’s played in during his 10 years in the league. When you talk 34 nose tackles in the NFL, the big snack is always at the forefront of what you are looking for. The immovable object who’s main purpose is to do 1 thing, stop the run. In fact, that’s the main goal of the defensive line in general in a Dick Lebeau defense. You don’t see guys like Hampton getting a lot of sacks; he’s got a total of 9 since being drafted by Bill Cowher back in 2001. You also won’t see nose tackles making the stat sheet on Tackles either, Hampton has 200 total for his entire career. So why then was drafting Alameda Ta’amu so important? Ther...
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