Tim Benz: Steelers have revamped views of defense before

TIM BENZ | Monday, May 14, 2018

It seems like just yesterday.

Until you realize it was 25 years ago, and we are all getting really old if we can remember it clearly.

But back in the early 90s, the Steelers pioneered the movement of signing and drafting players as outside linebackers in their 3-4 defensive scheme who were previously ends in a 4-3 scheme.

Kevin Greene was one in free agency. Jason Gildon and Joey Porter were two in the draft.

Largely, the job is the same. The title of the occupation is just different. As a 4-3 end or a 3-4 outside linebacker you go get the other team's quarterback.

So is what the Steelers are doing now with their safety-stocked defense really all that different?

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