Pittsburgh Steelers Reloading with Familiar Faces

March 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While it has been lost in light of the bigger story that need not be mentioned, the Steelers have quietly had an excellent off-season. It's been a "Back to the Future" kind of offseason.  But, for a team that has won two Super Bowls in recent years, that is not a bad thing.
The biggest move was the resigning of Casey Hampton. This ensured the team does not have any glaring needs heading into the draft and frees them up to take the best player available at their No. 18 draft position.
With more and more teams switching to the 3-4 defense, this position has become a real commodity.
All of the great 3-4 defenses have a superb nose tackle. Most of the weaker 3-4 defenses are lacking this element. That is not coincidence.
The nose tackle clogs up the middle and sucks up blockers, which makes everyone else look better. A great nose tackle is one of the rarest finds in today’s NFL. There simply are not that many athletic behemoths roughly the size of a hous...

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