- 08/12/2011, 04:30PM ET
matts53 said 08/12, 04:30 PM
Baltimore starting D in 2011-2012 im guessing is this
The Steelers D is not better !!
BurghFan1: on XBL said 08/13, 01:41 PM
Wrong. here's a team that has a better D on paper....
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BurghFan1: on XBL said 08/14, 02:40 PM
A few things to note...
Dawan Landry wont have much impact on the Ravens D this year, being that he signed with Jacksonville this offseason.
Baltimore is looking at a 6 returning starters from last year, Pitt has all 11 back.
The Ravens base a 3-4 defense, like the Steelers, and not the 4-3 you lined up.
I'm assuming the Ravens are your team and might have been a homer pick for best defense.
Based on your depth chart,
6 returning starters. That doesnt seem to make a strong case for "on paper". I'd rather have the 11 guys who've played together for years and have experience, as well as talent.
With 3 new starters in the Ravens secondary, they look worse than the veteran DBs of the Steelers. Which is pretty sour spot to be in behind a team that got SHREDDED by the Packers in Feb.
Fact is, the steelers have a better rush defense, better pass rush, more game changers, and a better pass defense.
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