Pittsburgh Steelers: Full Position Breakdown, Depth Chart Analysis at OLB

July 3, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense totaled just 33 sacks on the season. For a 3-4 base defense—one that had just recently been known for its aggressiveness toward opposing quarterbacks—it was a disappointing total. This year, the plan is to improve on that total significantly.
This plan begins with an established veteran, a journeyman who has found a home, a rookie and a 2013 first-round draft pick with a lot to prove in his third season.
The veteran is James Harrison, a 37-year-old who totaled 5.5 sacks and led the linebackers unit in total quarterback pressures in 2014. Harrison, who claims he can play until age 50, might be placed on a snap count if outside linebackers coach Joey Porter and defensive coordinator Keith Butler have their way. 
But the goal is to have Harrison take on a backup role for the first time in his Steelers career. He worked behind Jarvis Jones, the aforementioned 2013 first-rounder, in OTAs earlier this spring. And...

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