Originally Posted by ricardisimo
It's the other way around... three years in five at the number one spot on defense will not erase one bad game for you people. I suppose it comes with the territory in Pittsburgh, spoiled fans and all, but you have to recognize it for what it is.
It's actually somewhere in between. The defense has been ranked high since LeBeau has been here, but it's also had a habit of squandering leads. It's also gone from Superman to Clark Kent when Troy is missing.
That a defensive scheme's success relies so much on a freelancing superstar is kind of telling, perhaps.