It’s hard not to notice that the Steelers defense is a little long in the tooth.
The topic of over-30 Pittsburgh defenders grew in recent weeks as James Harrison struggled to get into regular season shape. Nine Steelers defenders will be over 30 this season. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has heard the talk and implored the media to “keep talking” about how old the defense is.
“You’re making my job easy,” Tomlin said with a smile at his Tuesday press conference, via Steelers.com.
Tomlin was extremely confident that he didn’t have to worry about Harrison. He joked that Harrison may be “sandbagging” everyone by saying he’s only 75-80% healthy. Asked about backup linebacker Jason Worilds, Tomlin steered the conversation back to Harrison.
“I expect James to be James ,” this week, Tomlin said.
If James is truly James, he’ll have a good time making new Ravens tackle Bryant McKinnie look like Bryant McKinnie.