"I don't believe the problems we're experiencing there are age-related," LeBeau said, per ESPN.com. "I really don't."
LeBeau cited communication as the biggest problem plaguing his group that's slid in the defensive rankings as the season has progressed. The diagnosis was an odd one considering communication is generally what keeps aged groups afloat as Father Time drags them down.
"I definitely don't think the defense needs rebuilding," LeBeau said. "Maybe their coach is getting a little old. I think the players can still get it done. I do."
Now let's be up front on this: Dick LeBeau's goldfish have forgotten more NFL defense than I ever will have the fortune to hear about. However, it makes little sense to keep together an older, expensive group that is getting worse. Some infusion of younger talent is needed.
The Steelers have a lot of areas they need to improve. The defense, along with the offensive line, being on the forefront of that change.