Pittsburgh Steelers: Can They Turn a Weakness into a Strength in Two Years?

September 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Looking back on the pre-Draft reports, there was much talk about the Steelers getting old on the defensive side of the ball. There was talk about the aging defensive line, that James Farrior and James Harrison were both getting old, and that our secondary needed a shot of youth infusion.
Add to that, the offensive line was a joke, Hines Ward is old, and Santonio Holmes is gone. The Steelers are a team on the decline.
In 1974, the Pittsburgh Steelers had the best-known draft in the NFL. It produced four Hall of Fame players, with 25 Pro Bowl apperances, and another 22 All-Pro nominations (You can read my comparison of the 1974 and 2010 Draft Classes HERE).
Of all the issues the Pittsburgh Steelers have, they spent the 2010 off season addressing their needs.
The age of James Harrison and James Farrior.
There is no question that the strength of the Steelers is their defense. It has always been and always will be. There was starting to be some concern w...

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