The heart and soul of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense rests with the linebacking corps.
Steelers’ linebackers have made the Pro Bowl 23 of the past 31 seasons and will look to continue this successful run this season where they will once again have one of the most talented groups in the NFL.
Headlined by outside linebackers James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley, the Steelers should have a dangerous pass rush.
While talented on the outside, there may be concerns on the inside where James Farrior is a year older and Lawrence Timmons struggles against the run.
Pittsburgh was proactive in planning for any potential issues in the middle with the offseason signing of Larry Foote.
With a healthy defensive line that has younger, more talented depth than years past, the linebackers should be able to roam free and make the plays necessary for a successful Pittsburgh defense.