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Old 01-06-2013, 02:29 AM   #21
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Default Re: Tomlin: Stilted offense was Steelers’ ‘Achilles’ heel’

Originally Posted by steelersforever58 View Post
"Roethlisberger has played on five teams that led the league in total defense. Imagine how many Super Bowls Tom Brady could win if he played with a dominant defense."

Maybe a better question would be how many Super Bowls would Brady have won playing in this same system with this offensive line? It's not as if the patriots defenses were second rate. I am pretty sure they were top 10 for the three super bowl victory years.
Tom Brady did have a good defense. It is extremely rare that a team wins a superbowl without a top 10 defense.

The Steelers have fielded offensive lines with higher draft picks than NE, IND, or NE since 2004. Brees and P Manning both won superbowls with multiple UDFA and only 1st round pick on their lines. It is not fair to fault the offensive line for a quarterback who holds the ball too long and demands a "big play" offense.
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