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Why Minkah Fitzpatrick has been the key to fixing the Steelers defense, Part One

When the Steelers acquired Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Miami Dolphins, I wrote this article, arguing that the Steelers defense was already showing they could be a good unit with a capable starting free safety. Two games later, after the blowout of Cincinnati, I wrote that the Steelers defense had a chance to be one of the best in the NFL. Since I wrote that the Steelers have played two more games, and the defense has not disappointed.

As the Steelers come out of the bye week and into the rest of their season, I want to take a look at statistics that show that Minkah Fitzpatrick has had a real impact, and also look at how he has had such an impact.