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The Steelers defense was so old last season that they were ranked number one in the league and that is the same label they are carrying into 2012.
It is true that seven of the eleven starters on defense will be over 30 this season, and that number is really six with Casey Hampton possibly starting the year on the PUP list.
So that leaves Brett Keisel, James Harrison, Larry Foote, Ike Taylor, Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu as the old guys on the aging defense.
The funny thing is that those will probably be the only over 30 guys to even make the team, so that leaves about 19 other young players on the defense.
The main contributors being Keenan Lewis, Cortez Allen, Curtis Brown, Ziggy Hood, Cameron Heyward, Steve McLendon, Alameda Ta’amu, Lawrence Timmons, Stevenson Sylvester, Sean Spence, Chris Carter, Jason Worilds and Ryan Mundy.
Not every one of these players has fully proved themselves on the field, however, I still don’t see how the Steelers defense is aging at all.