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SteelerRush
03-14-2009, 11:27 AM
Here is an interesting look at the Steelers 2008 Defense. I found this article this morning and thought it would make a good thread to talk about.:popcorn:

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2009/3/14/796476/how-good-was-the-steelers

LarryNJ
03-14-2009, 12:14 PM
Wow, I hope that his curiosity turns into him looking up a couple of the other great defenses so we can compare the stats. It very impressive how few TD's we gave up on short fields. The other thing they did very well this year as opposed to years past is not give up the big play. (except of course to Larry Fitzgerald!)

steelers4life66
03-14-2009, 12:23 PM
Here is an interesting look at the Steelers 2008 Defense. I found this article this morning and thought it would make a good thread to talk about.:popcorn:

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2009/3/14/796476/how-good-was-the-steelers


Thanks for the post. I'd never been to that site B4. A lot of great reading.:yellowthumb:

Sir Blitzelot
03-14-2009, 01:20 PM
The Steelers' 2008 defense was certainly the best defense I have ever seen, and I've been watching football since I was a child. They definitely deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as The Steel Curtain defense of the 1970's. :2cents:

SteelerRush
03-14-2009, 01:24 PM
I think the comment at the end is spot on. You can expect to give up the three but when you stop the other team from scoring seven, thats what I think really set the 08 team apart. :helmet:

Steel Trap86
03-14-2009, 04:37 PM
best defense i've ever seen

yinzer
03-15-2009, 05:20 AM
the best

BlackGold4vr
03-15-2009, 12:27 PM
This team rode that #1 defense all the way to the championship. Much like the 85 Bears or the 01 Ravens. Make no mistake if the defense isn't #1 we don't win it all! Too many close games that we were kept in the game just because of the defense. Hopefully the offense can get better this year so our defense will not have to carry their water once again. :yesnod: