It took him almost a decade, but Lawrence Timmons is firmly entrenched among the league’s best middle linebackers. He doesn’t have the same level of marketability or recognition of Luke Kuechly or NaVorro Bowman, but he’s been every bit as effective. 219 more words
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From the moment Pittsburgh Steelers OLB Bud Dupree heard his name called in the first-round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the pressure was on him to help lead the charge in Pittsburgh’s return to defensive dominance. 444 more words
For the first time in over a decade, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense isn’t a star-studded unit packed with individual standouts.
For too long, the Steelers became reliant, spoiled even, by the contributions of individuals along their defensive front. 458 more words
In the course of only a single offseason, the Steelers have transformed from one of the oldest rosters in the NFL to one of its most youthful. 871 more words
While wide receivers Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas have created the most franchise tag drama,Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston is the player who cashed in first. 272 more words
If there was ever a perfect example of the embodiment of the changing landscape of NFL defenses, Ryan Shazier might be it. He’s six-foot-three, 240 pounds of blazing speed and explosive athleticism who secured over 140 tackles in his final collegiate season. 306 more words