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polamalubeast
09-06-2011, 04:53 PM
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin likes hearing people say that his defense is too old. He doesnít think itís true.

"I know their age has been something noteworthy, something to be talked about," Tomlin told reporters Tuesday. "But when I look at them, I donít look at them and see age. I donít look at them and see dollar signs. I look at guys that put their head in the pile, and are committed to doing the job to the standards that we hold them to.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin likes hearing people say that his defense is too old. He doesnít think itís true. "I know their age has been something noteworthy, something to be talked about," Tomlin said. (AP Photo)"We feel very comfortable, not only with our first wave defensively, but with some of the young interesting guys that back them up. We are who we are. Weíre not fighting any stereotypes and darts being thrown our way. We welcome them. Usually they provide a positive energy for us. So keep talking about how old they are. I appreciate that. You make my job easy."



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Count Steeler
09-06-2011, 06:31 PM
Ben = MVP. Tomlin = Coach of the Year. You heard (read) it here first.

Randy06
09-06-2011, 07:53 PM
I just love the way Tomlin talks.

beSteelmyheart
09-06-2011, 08:10 PM
Ben = MVP. Tomlin = Coach of the Year. You heard (read) it here first.
If you can find a way to eliminate all of the Bellicheat slobknobberers:jerkit:, then he'll have a chance.

Austin87
09-07-2011, 04:15 AM
I just love it when people call our defense "old"...and every year the defense proves them wrong.

suitanim
09-07-2011, 10:04 AM
It's funny. Living here amongst the Browns fans, they were SO convinced that the Steelers were done last year. I can't tell you how many times I heard/read "The Steelers are a team on the decline". Age is almost always included in the reasons why. Here's why it's a non-starter.

DL- There has been an infusion of youth. If we add a NT, we have 3 guys all in their early 20's.
LB- Woodley and Timmons are still young. Obviously we are still grrooming their replacements. How many times have we seen guys that we didn't really know much about step-in and surprise? I'm sure we'll be fine here as well.
DB's- This one is tougher, but we have Ike locked up, and we keep adding young guys back there. Somebody is eventually going to step up.

I'm not really worried about it at all. This defense, with maybe the exceptions of Farrior and Smith, is good for two more years at least.