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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    To be honest, I expect fits and starts with the Steelers defense to begin the season. Maybe the first qtr season looking gloomy but will start putting it together for a long tear to end on a high note.
    This seems to be the way they have started for Tomlin so don't expect much difference especially with all the new faces.
    Well, our LB's won't have to try to figure out a way to contain Gronk in the opener, but they certainly will be challenged with handling the likes of Sony Michel, James White, and rookie Damien Harris in both the run game as well as the pass game.
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    To be honest, I expect fits and starts with the Steelers defense to begin the season. Maybe the first qtr season looking gloomy but will start putting it together for a long tear to end on a high note.
    This seems to be the way they have started for Tomlin so don't expect much difference especially with all the new faces.
    Yep.

    I also expect VW to start with the dot. Hopefully Bush can be the every down guy before the end of the season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz View Post
    Yep.

    I also expect VW to start with the dot. Hopefully Bush can be the every down guy before the end of the season
    If Bush is not able to handle the full communication duties of making sure everyone is lined up correctly from day 1, I wouldn't necessarily give the green dot to Vince, because I think that we all realize VW should not be on the field in all situations by now.

    Although the preference would obviously be to have an ILB wear the green dot, if Bush's rookie season is more like Troy's rookie season (i.e. doesn't fully blossom until year 2), then just give the dot to an OLB who will be out there at all times instead (T.J. Watt). I would imagine that he knows enough of the defense by now to communicate if needed in that capacity.
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    If Bush is not able to handle the full communication duties of making sure everyone is lined up correctly from day 1, I wouldn't necessarily give the green dot to Vince, because I think that we all realize VW should not be on the field in all situations by now.

    Although the preference would obviously be to have an ILB wear the green dot, if Bush's rookie season is more like Troy's rookie season (i.e. doesn't fully blossom until year 2), then just give the dot to an OLB who will be out there at all times instead (T.J. Watt). I would imagine that he knows enough of the defense by now to communicate if needed in that capacity.
    I like this idea better than having VW on the field all the time.

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    Joey Porter Believes Rookie LB Devin Bush Will Make Steelers Defense Nasty Again

    By Dave Bryan
    Posted on May 24, 2019

    Former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker coach Joey Porter was a guest Friday evening on NFL Network’s ‘Total Access’ and he certainly had a lot to say about his most-recent employer. During one of the segments that Porter was in, he was asked to comment some on the Steelers first-round draft pick this year, inside linebacker Devin Bush out of Michigan.

    “I think he brings instant splash,” said Porter of Bush. “He’s going to be a guy that can go out there, that can call a defense. It makes the Pittsburgh defense not to have to try and use so many people to try and create a Ryan Shazier.. That’s what they did a year ago. You know, we had like a lot of different packages, we were trying to make two and three people be Ryan and when you have Devin Bush, you can leave him on the field. You know he’s a smart guy, his dad is a football coach. He’s been in football his whole life. So, I think he comes right into the system, does his job, makes a lot of plays and brings that nasty back to the defense.”

    To date, the early reports out the Steelers rookie minicamp and OTA practices on Bush have been favorable ones and you would expect them to be with him being selected 10th overall in this year’s draft after being traded up for. After seemingly picking up the overall defensive scheme and concepts well during rookie minicamp, Bush reportedly practiced some with the first-team defense during the first week of OTA practices that concluded in Pittsburgh on Thursday. Bush was even reportedly making some defensive calls this past week and was vocal in doing so. Porter was asked Friday night if he believes Bush can be a year-one leader of the defense, the heart of the unit, if you will.

    “He’ll definitely be a part of it,” Porter said. “There’s a lot of guys, you have Cam Heyward, who is still a Pro Bowler, is still on that defense. T.J. Watt is coming into his own after making the Pro Bowl last year. But when you add a guy like Devin to that defense, I mean, he’s going to be surrounded by pieces and they’re going to look for him to go out there and make a lot of plays. And I think he can, I think he’s a hell of a football player.”

    As you can easily see, Porter is sold on Bush and his abilities to potentially be a big first-year contributor in the Steelers defense. Even though Porter was jettisoned this past offseason, I’m sure he and several other members of the Steelers coaching staff had quite a few discussions about Bush during his final two seasons at Michigan. Additionally, Porter has probably had quite a few long talks with Bush’s father, Devin Bush Sr., in the past as well as he was a coaching intern with the Steelers during last year’s training camp.

    Personally, I won’t be surprised if Bush sees considerable playing time on defense in the Steelers regular season opener against the New England Patriots. Heck, he might even wind up starting that game. As long as he stays healthy the remainder of the summer, he figures to take a similar path as a few other recent Steelers first-round draft picks, Ryan Shazier and T.J. Watt. Not only did Shazier start in Week 1 of his rookie 2014 season, he played 88% of all defensive snaps in that Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns. As for Watt, he started in Week 1 of his 2017 rookie season and played 94% of all defensive snaps in the Steelers win over the Browns.

    https://steelersdepot.com/2019/05/jo...e-nasty-again/

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    Devin Bush Putting His Head In His Playbook ‘Every Day’

    By Matthew Marczi
    Posted on May 27, 2019

    According to the reports of those in attendance at OTAs, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie first-round draft pick Devin Bush, the inside linebacker out of Michigan that the team traded up 10 spots for to draft 10th overall, spent a good portion of the first week of practices lining up with the first-team defense. He even took his turn calling the defense.

    Starting and calling the defense is nothing new to him, of course. That’s the life he knew at Michigan under Jim Harbaugh. It’s almost certainly nothing but a matter of time before he continues that way of life with the Steelers under Mike Tomlin. The question is simply how much time it will take. It might be none at all.

    Bush could start without the responsibility of being the one to wear the green dot, but it’s easy to get the sense that it’s something he wants to do, the way that Ryan Shazier also wanted to embrace that responsibility as soon as he was able to and the coaches would allow for it.

    In Bush’s favor is the fact that he is a second-generation football player who can lean on the wisdom of his father. In his favor is the fact that he knows how to call plays. In his favor is the fact that he is already familiar with quite a bit of the Steelers’ defensive playbook—once he’s able to translate it.

    The same concepts go by different names from what he knew. That’s what he’s learning now. And it’s a task that he embraces. “As long as you put your head in the playbook a couple minutes a day, start memorizing stuff and come out here and rep it, you start getting better and better”, he told the team’s website.

    He was already calling the defense during rookie minicamp, though of course somebody has to call the defense, and the reality is that the majority of those participating in a rookie minicamp are going to be people who have no NFL experience whatsoever, so it might as well be the high first-round pick doing it.

    To immediately graduate to getting the opportunity to do some of the play-calling with the first-string defense weeks later with the start of OTAs, however, is not insignificant. And we know that he did this. Cameron Heyward even talked about the team joking about him needing to get more bass in his voice.

    Bush’s study habits are something that was already documented during his college career, so I think it’s safe to say he’ll stand a fairly good chance of being up to speed with the playbook, and with the ability to communicate it from the sideline to the field, by the time the regular season begins. If not, the team has alternatives, but the role will be his sooner or later.

    https://steelersdepot.com/2019/05/de...ook-every-day/

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    Hurry Bush. We need you and Barron to push VW all the way out the picture.
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    Scheming The Scheme: How Devin Bush Fits In The Steelers Defense

    By Alex Kozora
    Posted on May 27, 2019

    New mini-series I’ll work on throughout the offseason. How some of the new pieces, free agents and rookies, fit into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ unit in 2019. Compare what they do well with what the scheme might demand. A little while ago, we looked at WR Donte Moncrief. Today, we’re checking out first round pick Devin Bush.

    This is a bit similar to our film room piece we wrote the day after they drafted him but I wanted to compare it to the issues the Steelers’ linebackers had on tape last year. Shows the benefit of drafting him all the more.

    Reading Keys

    The Steelers’ linebackers generally did a good job of reading and reacting last year. But there were still down moments. And when you don’t have great athletes at linebacker, Vince Williams is average, Jon Bostic was below, and you don’t read your keys, it’s awfully tough to make up that ground.

    Watch Bostic here. Super late in getting downhill, opening up his hips like he’s going to turn and drop even after the running back takes the handoff. Don’t know what he was seeing there to think pass, maybe something in his film study. Either way, he’s late downhill and can’t close on the runner, allowing a sizable gain.

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    https://steelersdepot.com/2019/05/sc...elers-defense/

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