Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2010 Defense Will Be One of the Oldest

April 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I recently wrote an article cautioning that the Steelers’ defense is getting old. A few people who commented indicated that this is always the case with the Steelers since they play veterans over younger players.
While it is true that the Steelers sometimes take their time in working younger players into the lineup, an analysis of prior defenses proves this not to be the case.
Steelers’ defenses have traditionally been much younger than the 2010 version. The current situation is somewhat unique in recent Steelers’ history. Besides being one of the oldest defenses in the league, it is also one of the oldest in Steelers' history.
Consider the three Steelers’ defenses from their last three visits to the Super Bowl.
The 1995 defense that played against the Cowboys in the Super Bowl had one player who fit into the 31 years old or older category. That player was Kevin Greene, who was 33.
The average age of that starting defense was about 27.5,...

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