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Steelers Offseason: Linebacker Corps Rated Third-Best In NFL

The Pittsburgh Steelers have always been known for a stout defense. Their linebacking corps is known as one of the most fierce in all of the NFL. Ryan Van Bibber of SB Nation agrees and has rated the Steelers linebacking corps the third-best in the NFL behind only the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Even after James Harrison, the Steelers have other linebackers that are just as skilled.

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When James Harrison is not being suspended for sneezing in church, he is an essential part of a Steelers linebacking corps that includes marquee names like Lawrence Timmons and Lamarr Woodley.

The Steelers hope that this defense can always give their offense an opportunity to win games. Harrison, Timmons and Woodley are a big reason why that defense is the stuff of nightmares for offensive coordinators.

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