Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
Harrison and Troy are ready to ride off into the sunset sooner than we may want. Is that really a surprise given their age? So why are we running a defense that is completely dependent on them and there appears to be no Plan B. Players leaving and injuries are a reality of the NFL. No defense should collapse if two players aren't there without the folks in charge having a plan.
They do have a plan. The plan is to play the defense the way it is called. Execute your assignments in a disciplined manner.

They haven't been doing that and Foote said as much.

The Steelers did not have Harrison and Woodley for a significant part of last year...they still finished with the top scoring defense...

They didn't have guys that stepped up and made "splash plays", but they just played sound defense...

The Steelers lose when two things happen: turnovers on offense and allowing big plays on defense...both of these things happened in both losses this year...