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    If this isn't the best Steelers defense of the modern era...

    I don't know what is. These guys are just big hitting, ball hawks that can make a play at any given time. That INT by Harrison while the Chargers were going in for a possible score was absolutely monster. As Tomlin calls them, "splash plays". If he isn't the NFL defensive player of the year there is something seriously wrong with the NFL besides everything else that is already wrong with it.

    Polamalu's int on the opening drive of the game was one of the most spectacular catches I've ever seen for an INT. The way he wrapped his fingers under the ball and kept it from hitting the turf was nothing short of amazing, it's so good to see him back to form. Wood made some nice pass defenses too. It was really just such a team effort that really kept this game close enough for our offense to finally put a full drive together to win the game. Had the Chargers scored on that final possession I don't know if we'd have been able to drive the length of the field for a TD and actually score or not. Willie did score but again was called back for a phantom holding penaty.

    Anyways though, Lebeau has to just be walking cloud 9 watching these guys play defense and they just continue to elevate their game. If the Offense ever plays half as good as the D does we'll have a championship caliber team.

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    I think they have been the best Steelers D since the 70's. The only hope I have of a Championship year. Defense wins championships!

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    This defense is the best Steelers defense that I have ever seen......The 94 BlitzBurgh D is a close second.....

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    Troys's pick was the best int i have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that was just SICK!!!

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    Troy's INT is the pick of the year for sure!

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    Outstanding Defense!!

    Maybe just leave them on the field for the entire 60 minutes because the offense is at times completely inept.



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    Agreed, remember back when everyone was worried about Harrison wearing himself out because he would get up at 5am and run hill before training camp? I've got good news.. it has absolutely paid off.

    Hopefully that doesn't jinx him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ_Steeler View Post
    Troy's INT is the pick of the year for sure!
    That was amazing! Didn't he one similiar to that against the Eagles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott0326 View Post
    That was amazing! Didn't he one similiar to that against the Eagles?
    Yes, he did. http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80afdad2

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOP GUN View Post

    Polamalu's int on the opening drive of the game was one of the most spectacular catches I've ever seen for an INT. The way he wrapped his fingers under the ball and kept it from hitting the turf was nothing short of amazing,
    Go back to his first INT this year, its hard to say which one was most amazing. One of them should be considered best defensive play of the year.
    It's no fun when the rabbit has the gun

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