2010 NFL Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers HAVE To Improve Their Secondary…Really?

February 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tell me if you have heard this before?
The Steelers secondary SUCKS!  They HAVE to get some young talent on their team!  If they don't improve their secondary, they will not make it back to the playoffs!
Sound familiar?
Sure it does. Those words normally are followed by stats that say how the Steelers pass defense dropped from first in 2008 to 16th in 2009.
Another brilliant observation is, Will Gay was destroyed last year, we really miss Bryant McFadden (OK, I miss McFadden too).
There are a couple of things that all of the "sky is falling" fans have forgotten. Troy Polamalu.
First and foremost, when Polamalu was playing, the Steelers pass defense looked as good as it did in 2008. Did Will Gay forget how to play when Polamalu was not in the games?
No, with Polamalu playing in the secondary, it makes ALL of the defensive backs play better. Do you not think Polamalu had anything to do with McFadden playing great in 2008?
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