Pittsburgh Steelers Football Culture Has Changed with Ben Roethlisberger

September 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the 1970s, they did so with one of the best defenses in the history of the NFL. It was so dominant that the league even changed the rules to try and contain the way the Steelers dominated.
The pass interference call was a direct result of Mel Blount and how he could lock-down a corner.
They also had two running backs you may have heard of—Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier.
They were the dominant force on the ground. The Steelers ran the ball better than most teams in the NFL. Even when the rules changed, the Steelers still dominated on the ground.
That philosophy used to be the only way to win in the NFL. Run the ball to control the clock and give your defense a break, and they would have more energy to shut down the other team's offense. It was successful for decades.
But those days have passed.
No longer in the NFL can a team get by with being a run-first team. Looking at the last Super Bowl champions, all of the...

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