3 Steelers who are quietly closing out great seasons

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (28). Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (28). Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /
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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt (91). Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Stephon Tuitt

This has been a huge season for the Steelers defense yet again and Tuitt is a huge reason for that. The former Fighting Irish product has had a breakout season after coming off an injury last year. He has been able to jump into the mainstream for being a dominant defensive lineman. His fellow teammate, Cam Heyward gets a lot of attention and for good reason but Tuitt is outperforming him. It has been complete dominance for him as he has been consistently getting off of blocks both in pass protection and run blocking. It has not been fair when opposing offensive lineman come into Pittsburgh before Tuitt emerged and now it’s worse.

He has been a complete wrecking ball for his team during the entire season. Now with the emergence of another amazing defensive player for this already amazing front for this historically good team. This defense is like a hydra where you double team one player and another great pass rusher will take advantage of another one on one matchup. It is just not fair for the offensive lines.

He has been able to crank up the stats this year. They have been the best numbers he has ever produced during his career. Those numbers are 42 total tackles, 10 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, three pass deflections, and two forced fumbles.

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These unsung heroes deserve more credit because they are very impressive players in their own right. They are not extremely well known around the league but to this team right now they are too good to go unnoticed.