Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 2/15/12
Since the final, pain-staking moments of the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Wild-Card Playoffs well over a month ago much of he talk has been about the Steelers offense. Rightfully so I might add, but where has the talk about the defense been in what can only be described as a failed season in 2011? It’s hard to find fault with a defense that ranked number one in the league in total defense this past season but if you look closer you’ll find some eye-opening issues that seem to have been avoided in all of the off-season talk. Before you read further, I know what you’re thinking. Is he forgetting all of the injury problems that plagued the defense this year? No, I’m not forgetting that at all but in staying with the very theme that Head Coach Mike Tomlin advocates weekly during the season… It’s all about ‘the next man up.’ You can’t make excuses and I’m not going to either. This team must upgrade its’ pass rush to be blunt. Although Linebacker LaMarr ...
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