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Old 10-11-2007, 09:19 PM   #11
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Quite simply... No.

It is far too early to tell and I don't think when the 2007 season closes they will be. This defense has been solid, but didn't we expect this from the Steelers in weeks 1-5?

So far, they have been very good, but I don't think we've had the real test, yet. They will be great, but not the greatest.

Exactly, no way yet.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:11 PM   #12
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After 5 games? Let's wait til the season is over. Made me think about Lambert and Lloyd though, two bad ass dudes! Lambert's in the HOF, Lloyd will never make the HOF, but he ranks right up there as one of our best D players ever.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:55 AM   #13
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They can susbstitute that article for the old image of the egg frying to describe "this is your brain on drugs"

Here is what the 1976 Steelers did in their last 9 games of the 1976 regular season

Cincinnati Bengals 23- 6
at New York Giants 27- 0
San Diego Chargers 23- 0
at Kansas City Chiefs 45- 0
Miami Dolphins 14- 3
Houston Oilers 32-16
at Cincinnati Bengals 7- 3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42- 0
at Houston Oilers 21- 0

For those keeping score at home, that is 5 shutouts (3 consecutive) and 3 other games in which the other team did not score a TD.

I know there is a tendency to idealize the past, but this team may have 4 Pro Bowl defenders (Hampton, Smith, Troy & (maybe) Taylor). The 1976 Steelers had 8, including the entire defensive backfield.

Comparing the 2007 defense to the 1974-76 defense is laughable.

Enough said!
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:21 AM   #14
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5 shutouts and 28 total points allowed in their last 9 games. This year's unit is really good, but not that good.
true... but hey...

Say we shut out a few more teams.... keep a couple more under a TD... Hmmm.


But at this point, they are incomparable.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:52 AM   #15
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No way are they better than the deffense of the 70's it would take one hell of a deffense to match that.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:18 AM   #16
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There has never been...nor will there ever be an equal to our 1972 - 1976 defense. Look at the stats, the points allowed, the intimidating style and the speed of that defense.

That defense, for a number of years, took over games. Not just for 1 year like the Bears and Ravens did, but for a 5-6 year period of time.

Anyone who watched that defense of the 70's knows that even this years defense does not compare.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:40 AM   #17
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The Steel Curtain defense was the best defense every in NFL History. That 1976 defense was the best of all of them. They didn't lose to the Raiders that year because of the defense, they lost because they didn't have Franco or Blier to run the rock.

The Steel Curtain owns all defenes; including Minnesota'as Purple People Eaters, Dallas' Doomsday Defense, Miami's No Name Defense, and the 90's Steelers Blitzburgh Defense.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:04 AM   #18
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Aaaah,...ur so right, Lord Stiller....I forgot LAKE (I knew I forgot several names yesterday)...he was the motor also, reminding others to be "physical & smart". Say, one of the casts from MAD TV looks like LAKE (bald head as well ) Today's Defense awesome too, no doubt......
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Hell yeah! I like the way you think!
Hell yes - the only thing that will keep Lloyd out of the HoF is the fact that his career was cut short due to injuries, not because his play wasn't up to snuff.
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[QUOTE=Crushzilla;307186]Quite simply... NoQUOTE]

Concur. But we shouldn't discount the possibilities.

I will say without blinking that this is the FASTEST Steeler defense ever. Harrison, Farrior and especially Haggans have revealed speed that was less apparent last season
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