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ALLD
06-05-2010, 08:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--IKFr14cy0&feature=related


1976

pepsyman1
06-05-2010, 08:55 PM
No question mark needed in the title. It's not a question, it's statement of fact. THAT defense has never been matched. The 85 Bears were probably closest, but they are still only a solid 2nd.

SteelerEmpire
06-05-2010, 09:09 PM
The NFL changed the rules to dismantle the dominance of that defense... The NFL brass still admits that til this day...

SteelerSal
06-05-2010, 09:19 PM
Correct me if I'm mistaken but Kruzcek had the record for most concecutive wins by a rookie, from that season, until Ben broke it his rookie season.

I remember watchin that Championship game without Harris and Blier....I was so upset that we lost that game without either one of them.

As for Lambert talkin about the defense in the video...I wish he made more appearences in the public eye. He was the best MLB ever and he should be seen and heard, today. IMO

hawaiiansteeler
06-05-2010, 09:27 PM
that was cool seeing Jack Lambert speak and the awesome defense we had that year!

thanks for posting! :cool:

steelpride12
06-05-2010, 11:18 PM
Oh yes by far the best defense ever in the NFL. Getting all those shutout's is just miraculous, something that is very rare in modern day NFL. A bummer the top two 1,000 rushers both went down with an injury. It would have capped off that defense with a title!

SteelerEmpire
06-05-2010, 11:28 PM
Oh yes by far the best defense ever in the NFL. Getting all those shutout's is just miraculous, something that is very rare in modern day NFL. A bummer the top two 1,000 rushers both went down with an injury. It would have capped off that defense with a title!

Yea... THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A "3 PEET" IF WE WOULD HAVE PULLED IT OFF !!! Would have been the only team with 3 consecutive Super Bowls !!

BlastFurnace
06-05-2010, 11:30 PM
1976 Steelers was the Best

If I had to pick a 2nd and 3rd it would be the 1985 Bears and the 2000 Ravens

If I had to pick the best defense over a sustained period of time, it would be the 1970's Steelers...easily.

Chidi29
06-05-2010, 11:40 PM
I dunno, I still think the 42 Bears have this team edging us out by the slimest of margins.

Either way, I really wish I could have seen the dynasty of the 70's.

xX-TSK-Xx
06-05-2010, 11:41 PM
1976 Steelers was the Best

If I had to pick a 2nd and 3rd it would be the 1985 Bears and the 2000 Ravens

If I had to pick the best defense over a sustained period of time, it would be the 1970's Steelers...easily.

I think you have to throw the 2008 Steeler D in the discusion of top 3 also. To be honost, at some points that season I actually prefered that the other teams offense had the ball instead of our own with a lead. When we had it there was always the chance of a pick six or scoop and score. When the other team had the ball they had play near their best to put points on the board.

BlastFurnace
06-05-2010, 11:53 PM
I think you have to throw the 2008 Steeler D in the discusion of top 3 also. To be honost, at some points that season I actually prefered that the other teams offense had the ball instead of our own with a lead. When we had it there was always the chance of a pick six or scoop and score. When the other team had the ball they had play near their best to put points on the board.

I don't think the 2008 Defense was anywhere near as good as the 1976 Defense.

It's difficult to compare era's though.

polamalubeast
06-06-2010, 12:00 AM
I think you have to throw the 2008 Steeler D in the discusion of top 3 also. To be honost, at some points that season I actually prefered that the other teams offense had the ball instead of our own with a lead. When we had it there was always the chance of a pick six or scoop and score. When the other team had the ball they had play near their best to put points on the board.


In the 2000s, I think the steelers of 2008 are the 3rd best defensive of this decade.


The Ravens of 2000 are for me the first and we must not forget ls buccaners 2002.


THE DECADE

1.Ravens 2000
2.buccaners 2002
3.steelers 2008

solardave
06-06-2010, 01:08 PM
Everyone talks about the other 4 years when they won SBs but the 76 defense IMHO was the best ever.

LLT
06-06-2010, 03:04 PM
Fantastic post!!!!

Absolutely loved it!!

Those were the days that cheap shots and on the field taunting were policed by the PLAYERS!!!! Great video!!!

Stlrs4Life
06-06-2010, 03:44 PM
No doubt, heck on the 85 Bears, and 2000 Ratshits.

LLT
06-06-2010, 04:59 PM
Fantastic post!!!!

Absolutely loved it!!

Those were the days that cheap shots and on the field taunting were policed by the PLAYERS!!!! Great video!!!

Case in point...(This is for you FS76!!!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4swpTYFzo_8

zulater
06-06-2010, 08:00 PM
I think the Steelers 74 defense gets shortchanged in the conversation, 40 sacks by the front four alone virtually evenly distrubuted among the quartet of Greene (9) Holmes (11.5) Greenwood (11) and White (8.5). In fact I'd say that team as a whole gets shorchanged. The fact of the matter is the 74 team probably had a more impressive playoff run than any Steeler team of that era or any since. They destroyed a good Bills team 32-14, then went to Oakland and beat a great Raiders team 24-13, then they just demolished the Vikings in the Super bowl.

ALLD
06-06-2010, 08:15 PM
I think the Steelers 74 defense gets shortchanged in the conversation, 40 sacks by the front four alone virtually evenly distrubuted among the quartet of Greene (9) Holmes (11.5) Greenwood (11) and White (8.5). In fact I'd say that team as a whole gets shorchanged. The fact of the matter is the 74 team probably had a more impressive playoff run than any Steeler team of that era or any since. They destroyed a good Bills team 32-14, then went to Oakland and beat a great Raiders team 24-13, then they just demolished the Vikings in the Super bowl.

Franco overshadowed the Steel Curtain depsite them limiting the Vikings to 17 rushing yards in SB IX.

zulater
06-06-2010, 08:25 PM
A little more on the 74 defense. 52 sacks, 25 interceptions, a total of 3074 net yards allowed, which is the lowest in team history. That team was virtually impossible to pass on, try this on for size. Opponents for that season completed 147 of 339 passes (43.4%) for 1872 yards, 52 sacks for 406 yards in losses for an overall opposing qb rating of 44.1.

Texasteel
06-06-2010, 08:57 PM
Case in point...(This is for you FS76!!!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4swpTYFzo_8

Personally, I credit that SB win to that one play. The Steelers were a totally different team after that happened.

Texasteel
06-06-2010, 08:59 PM
A little more on the 74 defense. 52 sacks, 25 interceptions, a total of 3074 net yards allowed, which is the lowest in team history. That team was virtually impossible to pass on, try this on for size. Opponents for that season completed 147 of 339 passes (43.4%) for 1872 yards, 52 sacks for 406 yards in losses for an overall opposing qb rating of 44.1.

That defense is what made a Steeler fan out of me.

Indo
06-07-2010, 05:14 PM
NFL Network ran a show a few months back "Top Ten Defenses of All Time" and the '76 Steelers were number 1


(watching that video makes me want to change my avatar back to Lambert----but I guess Troy is no slouch, either!)

tube517
06-07-2010, 06:56 PM
That's what Dwight "Mad Dog" White said in America's Game. I send that link to the Cowboys fans I know when they start to talk smack. Then they shut up.


Personally, I credit that SB win to that one play. The Steelers were a totally different team after that happened.

Psycho Ward 86
06-07-2010, 07:48 PM
Just sit and think about the "What if?" that follows that defense around. What if we had Rocky and Franco and kicked Oakland's ass? What if we won it all?

7 superbowls?