Pittsburgh Steelers Secondary Is the Primary Concern in 2010

June 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After seeing the quarterback sacked 242 times in 87 games played, many Steelers fans would scream that the offensive line is the team’s top concern heading into training camp.
Two Super Bowl championships during that time frame may say otherwise.
Pittsburgh has been able to win with its porous offensive line, including a line that allowed three sacks in Super Bowl XLIII.
The same cannot be said about the defense.
Lately, it seems the Steelers will go as far as their defense will take them. This past season, it was a missed playoff appearance.
A defense that was regarded as one of the best in recent memory during 2008-09, was only a shell of itself last year.
Despite ranking in the top five in yards-per-game and third in rush defense, the Steelers faltered against the pass.
As the 16th-rated pass defense in the league, the Steelers struggled to recover from losing Bryant McFadden to free agency and Troy Polamalu to injury. This was even more evid...

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