Pittsburgh Steelers in Race Against Time to Reload Defense

March 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I was somewhat surprised when looking at the Sporting News Draft Guide for 2010 to see every Steelers defensive position except for the two safety spots listed as need areas.
Considering how great the defense was in 2008, this was somewhat shocking. While the defense struggled to hold leads in 2009, it still put together a very sound statistical season.
However, it is hard to argue with the magazine’s assessment. If anything, the writers may have been too charitable at the safety position, not wanting to list every defensive position as an area of need.
Considering both starting safeties have missed time for injuries and that Ryan Clark is getting older, they at least have depth issues at the position. 
There is not much backing up the two top safeties at this point. I was concerned enough at the position that I predicted the Steelers would draft a safety in the second round. 
Interestingly, the much more maligned offense was assessed ...

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