7:47 PM EDT, Tue June 25, 2019
Analyzing the Pittsburgh Steelers ‘Midfield’ defensive roles and depth

Analyzing the Pittsburgh Steelers ‘Midfield’ defensive roles and depth

Defensive roles matter more than positions in modern day football. This article first appeared in 2018 as part of the pre-draft analysis to explain why analysts insist that modern defenses center around “roles” more than “positions.” It concluded that Pittsburgh needed to upgrade the available talent for the midfield roles at Mack-, Nickel-, and Dime-ILB; could benefit from a super-stud athlete at Buck ILB; and could also use a young athlete to play Safety behind Sean Davis and Morgan Burnett. Burnett is gone but the team has done a lot to address the rest of it. So now seems like...

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