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What a nickel will cost you

What a nickel will cost you

There are still problems in the red zone, both on offense and defense. The punt and kickoff coverage is also still suspect. But the big question lingering from the playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans concerned the pass defense. Tim Lewis has provided a few answers, but the Pittsburgh Steelers have sprung a new and somewhat unexpected leak.

The coaches and players of the Pittsburgh Steelers all knew they had to do something to improve the pass defense and get off the field on 3rd down. The result through three games is one of the best pass defenses in the NFL (144.7 yards per game, 2nd best in the league) and a 3rd down conversion rate that is much easier to swallow (35.1%, 9th best in the league). For James Farrior, there is...

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