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    Funny, just as I clicked on this thread I watch his bro pick off Tannehill in the BUF/MIA game.

    First off, I'm sure that lots of safeties look fine when you compare their rookie numbers to the disappointing rookie season of Troy. That doesn't mean that you can extrapolate those numbers to determine that a player will succeed because they had a better rookie year.

    Edmunds has been thrown to the wolves year 1 in a way that was not expected. Good for him for fitting in and not looking like he didn't belong. He definitely has both the ability and potential to become a player who other teams must gameplan around.

    If the team can add a couple of linebackers in the draft/FA then a player with Edmunds' versatility will be in position to make a lot of plays on the backside. With the amount that the team has in cap space, I expect them to add either a corner or linebacker in FA. I also believe that they will pull the tag on Dupree and use that $9M+ to find another impact defender.

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    TJ does need some help. Be great to come out of this off-season with a couple of new, legit linebackers. We can only hope.
    Is Porter going to coach them?

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    Artie Burns was very good his rookie season too.
    However Edmunds most likely isn't a head case (on the field) like Burns is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete View Post
    Edmonds has looked really slow at times.
    Hopefully once he gains more experience he can stop thinking so much.
    I agree, but I also want to agree with NorthCoast and be optimistic.

    Weíve seen some flashes of extreme athleticism so I think it makes sense to be hopeful. But our track record of picking DBs is suspect so maybe we should be cautiously optimistic.

    Im going to lean toward thinking heíll be good for now because Iíve seen that burst out of him that Iíve only seen in Troy, Timmons, and Shazier. You can see heís an athletic freak thatís only held back by thinking. And I do think heís a smart kid and has the intangibles. I just know Iíd feel better if he was a 2nd round pick vs a 1st.

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    TJ Watt looks like he's the only guy playing on defense.
    I wish people would/could leave politics out of a Steelers Football Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Maniac View Post
    TJ does need some help. Be great to come out of this off-season with a couple of new, legit linebackers. We can only hope.
    Is Porter going to coach them?
    He only coaches OLBs I think. We're OK there IMO (although if prefer to be paying Dupree less).

    We could use an impact player at ILB or in the secondary. At least we'll pick earlier than usual

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    had a solid rookie year. let's hope he doesn't slump next year.

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    'Tight as a fist': Steelers' Edmunds brothers tackle NFL life as roommates

    Jun 25, 2019

    Jeremy Fowler
    ESPN Staff Writer

    PITTSBURGH -- Competition isn't an option for NFL siblings living together.

    It's a way of life.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers brotherly duo, safety Terrell Edmunds and running back Trey Edmunds, like to cook on occasion. Terrell's go-to dish is crab legs, corn and red potatoes. Trey is known to prepare baked chicken and greens.

    Dad sensed the two trying to outshine each other in the kitchen during a few nightly calls.

    "I'll hear something like, 'Dad, I made something just like you would,'" said Ferrell Edmunds, himself an NFL tight end from 1988 to 1994. "Then you might hear them go back and forth a bit. That's what makes the boys so competitive."

    Trey shrugs at the Edmunds way. "We've all got that edge," he said. "That's just how we were brought up."

    Improvement on and off the field is the goal for the Edmunds brothers, who share a Steelers locker room and an apartment while thinking about younger brother Tremaine Edmunds, a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills.

    In 2018, Tremaine, 21, and Terrell, 22 became the first pair of brothers selected in the first round of the same NFL draft. Trey, 24, blazed the NFL path for them as a running back for the New Orleans Saints in 2017. The Steelers signed Trey to the practice squad in September, and he ended up suiting up for four games.

    Asked what went into the decision to room with Trey, Terrell pointed to a tattoo of a fist along his rib cage. All three brothers have a variation of the same brotherhood-themed tattoo, which they secured together at a parlor in Blacksburg, Virginia, while playing at Virginia Tech.

    "We’ve always been like a fist -- we’ve stayed together, tight as a fist," Terrell said. "Over the years, it’s gotten stronger. We were going to stay together regardless."

    Those fingers don't loosen very often, and that goes for the entire family. Out of 32 combined Steelers and Bills games last season, parents Ferrell and Cookie estimate they attended 29 of them jointly or separately.

    Cookie was relieved when Trey and Terrell could live together and share experiences. They often carpool to the Steelers' facility, where they frequently stay late and grab dinner from the cafeteria.

    "They can identify the way one may be feeling," Cookie said. "If they need space on their own, they respect that."

    Terrell savors the familiarity. The siblings frequent various Pittsburgh steakhouses together, often with other teammates. They'll hit the town for nightlife on occasion, but they typically keep things low-key.

    The brothers value Trey's journey as a former four-star recruit slowed by injuries at Virginia Tech. He transferred to Maryland, his father's alma mater, for his final season and went undrafted. Despite a difficult football journey, Trey has impressed in the Steelers' offseason workouts and could crack the rotation.

    The family believes Trey's story is a healthy reminder to the other boys to maximize every rep and that "nothing is guaranteed," as Cookie put it.

    "It’s always good to have somebody in my corner at all times," Terrell said of his brother. "We try not to get comfortable or let anything get to our heads. At any day it can be over. You can’t go out there and be bigheaded, like, 'Oh, this happened, I’m good.' Because things can happen at any day and real life starts up."

    Meanwhile, Trey appreciates his brother's consistency. On the field, Terrell played 967 snaps as a rookie, second most on the defense, behind safety Sean Davis.

    What Trey sees from his brother every day is "everything I've been seeing for all these years. He's the same guy, same personality."

    That means high-wattage smiles and constant positive vibes. And Trey, Ferrell says, has the ability to lift up any spirit with one conversation.

    Most nights turn a little serious, thanks to dad. Ferrell said he usually speaks with his boys every night via phone around 6:30 to 7 to discuss one goal: Get a little bit better every day. The boys listen intently to the man who taught them every football nuance.

    "I tell them every day is a new challenge, so you need to get through the ups and downs," Ferrell said. "Being independent, every day is a grind to get better, and the only way to get better is to identify a weakness and improve it. You don’t want to wing it. You want to be prepared.

    "Football is a difficult journey, and it’s one you have to enjoy. Enjoy the connections you make, the people you meet. But you have to handle your business on the field and in the film room."

    Messages from dad are nice, but the brothers already challenge each other as young professionals aiming for greatness.

    More milestones might mean more tattoo tributes.

    "At the end of the day, it’s just us," Terrell said. "You have people who might say some negative things, but that’s going to be my brother every day, 'til the end."
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    Not trying to imply he is the second coming of Polamalu but Edmunds has put together a very promising rookie season:;idx=players
    Troy played for a staff that didn't believe in playing rookies. He was trapped behind vets while he learned

    What you did was like comparing Aaron Rodgers rookie season to Dante Culpepper's or something.

    Time will tell, but, that's not even a legit comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    Artie Burns was very good his rookie season too.
    However Edmunds most likely isn't a head case (on the field) like Burns is.
    Very good is a stretch...I would say more like serviceable for Artie Burnt


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