It seems as if NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp is not a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their defense. Sapp drew the ire of Steelers fans back in 2011 when he called the defense “old and slow.”
Sapp was asked Wednesday on NFL Total Access if he’d still call the Steelers defense “old and slow,” and Sapp didn’t hesitate to take another shot.
“Old and slow? Yes, I would,” Sapp said. “Because seven of the 11 starters are 28 years or older, and that’s around the time, in this league, they go to questioning, you know, ‘Where’s his legs? Should we look for the backup?’
“And Brett Keisel, bless his soul, No. 99 in your program, No. 1 in your heart, he turns 35 the first month of the year. And three of the four secondary guys there are 32 years old or older.”
The Steelers may be old and slow, but they finish every season having a top 5 defense. They released James Harrison, and added Jarvis Jones.
I think they got a little faster in some positions.