It’s 2000. Life is good. Y2K didn’t destroy the world. The Internet is providing an outlet to the entire planet.You’re actually able to sit and eat at a restaurant. What a time to be alive.
And in 2000, the Steelers’ 3-4 run defense was its defining quality. Get you a massive plugger in the middle and a couple of offensive-linemen looking defensive ends next to them. Their goal? First, second, and third, stop the run. Pass rusher? I hardly know her. That was the outside linebacker’s job.
So those defensive ends were true five techs. Lining up outside shade (outside shoulder) of the offensive tackle.