Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Sep 2011

ESPN: Is Pittsburgh D Too Old?

A quick note: There will be no "Numbers Crunching" game previews at ESPN.com Insider this year. Instead, I'll be writing a regular Thursday feature column. This first one revisits the age issue described in the Pittsburgh chapter of FOA.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 08 Sep 2011

6 comments, Last at 09 Sep 2011, 12:26pm by jds


by Mr. Housebroken :: Thu, 09/08/2011 - 4:20pm

What about the fantasy sit start column?

by edgarnett :: Thu, 09/08/2011 - 4:51pm

How do I get the ESPN insider articles if I'm a FO Premium member but not an ESPN insider? I figured for $80 I'd get all of the FO content...

by jrbdmb :: Thu, 09/08/2011 - 11:16pm

You can get ESPN Insider free with a subscription to ESPN The Magazine, and with a little searching on the internet you may be able to get ESPN The Magazine dirt cheap ($5/year or less).

by Rocco :: Thu, 09/08/2011 - 4:52pm

My worry with the D isn't age (it's unlikely they all fall off a cliff at once), but what happens when Polamalu gets hurt.

by Phil Osopher :: Thu, 09/08/2011 - 6:07pm

Very True. They do still have playmakers out there, but he is lynch pin for those awesome blitzes.

I have had them in fantasy for a few years and w/o Troy they are mediocre D/st and with him elite

Browns fan here, so I hate them, but they are great team whether I like them or not

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
-Albert Einstein

"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers"

by jds (not verified) :: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 12:26pm

I think the bigger problem is that everyone is going to scout the SB film to see how GB baited Polamalu into making bad decisions, which they then took advantage of. Granted, you have to have a QB good enough to do that, but there is probably a half dozen teams that could execute that.