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Old 06-18-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
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Default The Steelers do not have a top 5 secondary

According to Jason Taylor and Mark Schlereth. Was just watching ESPN (I still don't know why I put myself through that) and they were ranking the best secondaries in the league. No mention of the Steelers. They both had Seattle at the top, with a combination of the Bears,Niners, Bucs/Chiefs and another that is slipping my drowsy mind. facepalm.jpg

I guess allowing the fewest amount of yards with no pressure at all isn't impressive.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: The Steelers do not have a top 5 secondary

Yeah not sure how you can't have the Steelers secondary in the Top 5. We literally had the worst pass rush we've had in years and yet our secondary was still able to get out there and put up stats that kept us as the #1 ranked defense in the league. It's scary to think how good we can be if we can start generating a good consistent pass rush.
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According to Jason Taylor and Mark Schlereth. Was just watching ESPN (I still don't know why I put myself through that) and they were ranking the best secondaries in the league. No mention of the Steelers. They both had Seattle at the top, with a combination of the Bears,Niners, Bucs/Chiefs and another that is slipping my drowsy mind. facepalm.jpg

I guess allowing the fewest amount of yards with no pressure at all isn't impressive.
I wouldn't put them in the top 5 either. They don't have many takeaways.

An aging Taylor
An aging and injury prone Polamalu
An unproven Butler
An aging Clark

All the Steelers really have off the bench is Gay.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:37 AM   #4
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I wouldn't put them in the top 5 either. They don't have many takeaways.

An aging Taylor
An aging and injury prone Polamalu
An unproven Butler
An aging Clark

All the Steelers really have off the bench is Gay.
Who the hell is Butler ? Former Steeler Crezden ? Or hofer Jack ?
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Default Re: The Steelers do not have a top 5 secondary

Whatever.

I suppose if you rate the individual components one might say there is better talent elsewhere. But if you look at it as a functioning unit, as well as our dime and nickel packages, the case doesn't have a leg to stand on.
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Oops, I meant Cortez Allen
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I knew that is what you meant I was just busting your balls Steeldude!
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I wouldn't put them in the top 5 either. They don't have many takeaways.
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This is the only reason that the Steelers aren't listed. It's also the only reason that Ike never went to the Pro Bowl. Sometimes we let sexy stats carry more weight than overall results.
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Yeah not sure how you can't have the Steelers secondary in the Top 5. We literally had the worst pass rush we've had in years and yet our secondary was still able to get out there and put up stats that kept us as the #1 ranked defense in the league. It's scary to think how good we can be if we can start generating a good consistent pass rush.
the secondary hasn't been creating turnovers, that's why they aren't top 5. lewis had over 20 passes defensed but not a single INT, ike same story and one INT. We need our corners to make more plays if they want to get more respect.

with that said, potential to be a top 5 secondary is there, but they aren't there yet.
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