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View Poll Results: Who Had The Best Overall Defense of All-Time?
1970's STEELERS 27 79.41%
1 Year Wonders "RAVENS" 3 8.82%
1985 Chicago Bears 4 11.76%
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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Default The Best Defense Ever?

I was watching NFL Network and they were discussing the best defense of all-time... Now, I think that this can be discussed in several different ways. The best 1 year wonders would have to be debated between the Ravens in their super bowl win year and the '85 Bears.... but when you talk about a 6 or 7 year reign... there is no doubt in my mind that the STEELERS of the mid to late 70's had to be the Very Best of All-Time... Their 4 year Super Bowls that they were in.. their defense ranked #1 or #2 every year in points allowed, except the last of 4 in the 70's when they ranked 4th. Now, lets hear what everyone thinks...
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: The Best Defense Ever?

85' Bears for the best in a single season, but the Steelers in the 70's over a period of years.
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Default Re: The Best Defense Ever?

If you are talking best single season for a defense that won the SB, then '85 Bears.

But IMHO best single season D was the 76 Steelers
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: The Best Defense Ever?

i still think the 76 steelers d was better than the bears or ravens. i always refer to ozzie newsoms opinion on this debate. he assembled the ravens, and played against the amazing bears and LT's giants teams and of course against the steelers. he said "hands down, without a doubt, the steelers d was the best ever". and he knows talent and he knew how to play.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:00 PM   #5
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Default Re: The Best Defense Ever?

Without looking it up everyone...
Who had the #1 defense in terms of points allowed the first 2 years the Steelers won the Super Bowls? I honestly didnt know til yesterday.. but it kind of suprised me. Good Luck , I will tell ya later if someone doesnt know...of course you can always go to NFL.com and find out for yourself..
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Default Re: The Best Defense Ever?

Simply put....take the Steelers D...compare them to EITHER of those teams....and tell me who you would bench from the Steelers in favor of the Ravens/Bears.....Overwhelmingly you would keep the majority of the Steelers players.....

Hands down....76 Steelers were the best D ever....We actually have players deserving of the HOF...who may never make it due to so many of their teammates already being there.
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Old 06-02-2007, 01:31 PM   #7
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Definately 70's steelers, there isn't really any contest there, lol.

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Next question.
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I voted the 70's Steelers. They were dominant for damn near a whole decade. We will never see the likes of them again.
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Default Re: The Best Defense Ever?

To be more specific, the 1976 Steelers D was the best ever.
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