| Sep 8, 2011
| 6:30 AM
There’s been a startling amount of talk about the aging of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, a unit that surrendered the fewest points last season and boasts the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in strong safety Troy Polamalu.
The media has often...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:30 PM
I'm not very good at making preseason predictions. Two years ago, I picked the Giants to beat the Chargers in the Super Bowl. Last season, I wrote a column saying the Ravens would go all the way, and they might have had they not fallen apart against the...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 1:27 PM
PITTSBURGH -- If this were high school football, it would have seemed the Pittsburgh Steelers were playing a junior varsity game Sunday.
The defense was missing three Pro Bowl players in end Aaron Smith (foot), nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder) and...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Free agency began four weeks ago today (though after waiting days and days and days for the Ravens to make moves, it feels like it started four months ago). The Ravens lost three starters during the first week of free agency and a few reserves. But they...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:29 PM
Is this the year their aging defense finally kicks the bucket? How will they survive without the face of the defense in the huddle every Sunday? Can they get their once-feared pass rush back?
Since they reported for training camp in...