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Old 02-21-2014, 11:07 AM   #11
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Default Re: Steelers run defense needs help but a nose tackle might not be the answer

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Right, but only 2.0 YPC up the middle, or at McLendon. What was the YPC at the right side of the line, or at Ziggy Hood and rookie Jarvis Jones? It'd be interesting to see what it was against the left and right side, or Heyward and Hood respectively.

I realize that it's not just on Heyward and Hood, but with two defensive ends almost night and day talent wise controlling and sealing gaps, it's worth taking a look. Maybe the issue isn't a legitimate NT, it's another End to play opposite Heyward, and giving Jarvis time to develop.
That other end should be Steve McClendon. Al Woods seems suitable as a NT, but maybe not a legit starter.

Our run defense fell into the twenties-- you have to look at what changed. That being MLB and NT, and yes, ROLB. We cannot minimize the loss of an All-Pro in Harrison.
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