Stephon Tuitt Could Be the Pittsburgh Steelers’ X-Factor This Postseason

January 5, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The most important player on the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the playoffs won't be quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown or running back Le'Veon Bell. 
The Steelers will need some type of defensive presence, and Stephon Tuitt's play could determine the team's postseason success or lack there of. 
Pittsburgh is defined by the three Bs. As talented as that trio is, everyone knows what to expect from each of them. Thus, they should be treated with the Michael Jordan approach. They're going to get theirs; it's how opponents handle the rest of the team that will decide the outcome. 
Those playing the Steelers won't be face the same caliber of defense that defined the organization for decades. "Mean" Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Mel Blount, Kevin Greene, Casey Hampton and Troy Polamalu aren't leading the team onto the field. 
Instead, a much younger, less intimidating and inconsistent group will be on display. The c...

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