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This Defense

This Defense is real good. "Playoff Caliber" I was fond of saying and writing. "Championship Caliber" says Blitzburgh. Now he has me singing his tune. The coming weeks will speak volumes on what is the truth and what is dreams, but damn this Defense is good.

The Steel Curtain will forever be the greatest Defense my eyes ever saw. For what seemed like my entire youth (6 years to be exact) legends called Mean Joe, Jack Splat, Hollywood Bags, Fats, Dobre Shunka, Pine, The Headhunter and Mad Dog decimated opposition offenses with ferociousness, showing no mercy. In 1976 the Defense posted 5 shutouts and 2 games of only 3 points each over the last 9 games to turn 1-4 into 10-4 and a playoff berth.4 Super Bowl titles intertwined within 1976.

The 90's gave birth to LeBeau's brain child. A Defense that gave me that warm safe feeling of sure victory that came with youth in the 90's. Blitzburgh (the defense) featured big play machines Woodson, Lake, Lloyd and Kevin Greene along with boulders like Kirkland, Seals and Steed. Neil O'Donnell cheated them out of their rightful place in Steeler history as the bringers of "one for the thumb" by only putting up 13 points in the 94 AFCCG and then tossing millions to Dallas DB Larry Brown in XXX.

A great article on the Steelers 2008 edition of Blitzburgh at ESPN Page 2 by David Fleming. I enclosed the link below. Get ready for the goose bumps. Get ready for some history? Here We Go!

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=fleming/081217&sportCat=nfl

 

 

 

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