Blitzburgh is a nickname for the city of Pittsburgh, used mostly in the context of American football. The name references the 3-4 zone-blitz scheme created by longtime Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, which the team has used since LeBeau first became defensive coordinator in 1992. The name is considered a badge of honor by fans of the team.
This defensive moniker was first applied to the defensive unit of the 1994 season. It featured linebackers Greg Lloyd, Kevin Greene, Chad Brown, and Levon Kirkland. This defense gained prominence in 1995 as the Steelers gained its fifth Super Bowl appearance.
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