Originally Posted by Edman
If "Mighty Two-Gap" Casey the Hutt doesn't get dominated 1 on 1, it doesn't even matter what Timmons or Mundy does.
Casey is starting because of One Dick Lebeau.
Casey is starting because the coaches probably feel at this point he would do better then McClendon. Mike Tomlin expects performance out of his players no matter who they are(demonstrated last year with Hines seeing decreased playing time), and unfortunately the young guys on the DL haven't come far enough yet to take plays away from the aging DL. And just because a player is young doesn't mean that they deserve to play, look at how much Chris Carter has struggled this year. The defense is in transition mode. They have young guys not ready to play yet, and they have older guys way past their prime( most evident in the poor play of the D-Line.) And top that off with the absence of two Defensive MVPs, and you've got a bad combination. I do agree though that there has also been some schematic problems with LeBeau, but there is some personnel issues to say the least.