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George Pickens was part of a Georgia team last year that featured one of the best defenses in college football history, and the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver had an interesting way of expressing that this week.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens (14) feels practices at Georgia were more intense than the ones he has experienced in his first NFL season. © Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens (14) feels practices at Georgia were more intense than the ones he has experienced in his first NFL season.

Pickens told reporters on Thursday that he felt practices at Georgia were more intense than the ones he has experienced in his first NFL season. Why? Because the Bulldogs’ defense was so loaded with talent.

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Pickens obviously did not mean that as a slight to Pittsburgh’s defense. He was simply trying to highlight how dominant Georgia’s defense was last season en route to a national title. Though, it is worth noting that the Steelers have allowed 24.4 points and 375.5 yards per game this season. They have one of the worst defenses in the NFL in terms of statistics.

The Steelers fell to 3-7 with their 37-30 loss to the division rival Cincinnati Bengals last week. Pickens was ejected late in that game for a cheap shot.

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George Pickens Ejected From Bengals Game

  George Pickens Ejected From Bengals Game The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie was involved in a large altercation late in the game. PITTSBURGH -- As the Pittsburgh Steelers watched the clock wind down to zero on their seventh loss of the season, wide receiver George Pickens left early. The rookie wide receiver was disqualified after an altercation during an onside kick was a little over 40 seconds left in the ball game. After a frustrating second half, Pickens was involved in a scuffle that included most of both teams on the field, but the rookie was a little more flagrant than the rest of the crowd.

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