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    "We Definitely Doing the Physical Bully Route...."

    so says Moats on the latest LB signings....

    https://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/artic...17101_38599168

    Former Steelers Player Thinks This New Unit Will Bring The Aggressive Physicality In 2023, "Right Now We've Been Kind Of Lost."
    Originally posted on Steeler Nation | By LeeAnn Lowman | Last updated 3/19/23

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have been making significant moves thus far during free agency under the direction of new general manager, Omar Khan and assistant general manager, Andy Weidl. As deals are being inked, analysts are weighing and giving their thoughts on Pittsburgh's new players.

    Will The Steelers Look Much Different in 2023?
    On his podcast, The Arthur Moats Experience, the former Steelers linebacker, Arthur Moats weighed in on how he thinks the free agency signings will change the composition of the team, specifically the aggressiveness of the group.

    "We definitely doing the physical bully route, we're going to punch you in the mouth. Think about the difference right now, no slights, no shots, but the style of play from Devin Bush and Myles Jack in contrast to Cole Holcomb and Elandon Roberts, them dudes are like puncher punchers. It's just a beefier, more physical group. Not as athletic as Myles and Devin, very different in terms of contrast."

    Moats says that different players bring different styles, it doesn't necessarily mean one is bad, but it does matter if the style lines up with the team's goals.

    "Like we've talked about, we've tried the athletic, it's like alright, let's go this route."

    Deke, who is Moat's co-host suggests that head coach, Mike Tomlin took for granted having a player like Vince Williams that was so physical. Moats agreed:

    "Yes, because even when it was Shay (Ryan Shazier), you still had Law Dawg (Lawrence Timmons) and Law Dawg was gonna thump some and we know Vince was going to thump something. So every time you've had the crazy athlete we've had the thumper with it. Right now we've been kind of lost."

    They discussed that they think this might have been residual influence from former senior defensive assistant coach, Brian Flores who was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins but also coached Roberts with the New England Patriots. He knows Roberts and it is possible he recommended him to the Steelers.

    "Elandon was productive as heck in Miami with Flores. Elandon is a good player, don't get it twisted, he's a really good player. He's smart as heck man, he's gonna make the plays he's supposed to make. Especially when you're talking to the running game. He's gonna give you all of that. This is a good signing. We're just saying body types, and who fits what role. And we're not done yet."

    Deke added that he likes these players and especially the fact that they have proven leadership on their team with captain's patches on their jerseys. He also feels that these players get the Steelers guys who have that tough, hard-nosed, smashmouth, blue-collar kind of vibe that Pittsburgh embraces.

    Moats agreed and joked that he especially appreciates their jersey numbers, Moats was 55 when he was with the Steelers,

    "I like both of the jersey numbers. It touched my heart. Roberts is 52 with the Dolphins and Holcomb is 55. It felt like a sign. I felt whole, come come come my brothers. It just felt like we were all one, all one band."

    Holcomb and Roberts are potential upgrades for a Steelers' defense that was shaky at times during 2022. Holcomb, who is good friends with his former college roommate and quarterback Mitch Trubisky, was impressive at his pro day.

    His best season was 2021, where he had 142 tackles, which made him 10th in the NFL and the only top 10 player in that category with seven passes defended. PFF ranks him ahead of Devin Bush, Myles Jack, and Robert Spillane.

    Roberts has been in the NFL for seven seasons, his first four were in New England and the past three in Miami. As Moats mentioned, Flores coached Roberts in both cities. In 2021, he had a career-high 107 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 10 tackles for a loss.

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    Well, it looks like me and moats were either right or both haters. And moats says he’s not taking any shots.
    I called this team soft. He agrees.
    And as I have been told in the past, someone that lose to the situation surely knows more than some message board fans.
    How is it possible to have the best owner, best front office, best gm, best HC, good/great drafts every year and good FA acquisitions every year, but only have 3 playoff wins in 14 years?

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    Back to Steeler football? Yes please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzer View Post
    Back to Steeler football? Yes please
    When did we leave it? Thread is 100% about Steeler football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper View Post
    When did we leave it? Thread is 100% about Steeler football.

    What’s your definition of steeler football?
    How is it possible to have the best owner, best front office, best gm, best HC, good/great drafts every year and good FA acquisitions every year, but only have 3 playoff wins in 14 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper View Post
    When did we leave it? Thread is 100% about Steeler football.
    Pretty sure he is talking about the article and not anyone in the thread, lol.

    His question was rhetorical… and he answered the question.
    I lost a bet about Najee gaining 1300 yards.

    "Our head coach has failed to win a playoff game for seven years in a row. His game day strategy, culture of divas, in game decisions, clock management, player evaluation, hires, and affinity with sub par starters at RB, P, and OL are holding the Steelers back. That standard remains the standard"



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    Steeler football ... tough, physical approach to the game

    I'm all for it, and it's about time

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    I do got to wonder though, people were complaining about our ILBs not being athletic enough, not able to cover, etc. It seems this group is gonna be even worse on that end of things, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Steeler football ... tough, physical approach to the game

    I'm all for it, and it's about time
    And when did we leave it and why and by who's hand? Art II? Cool Shades? Who?

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    All that is needed to truly transition to "Steeler" football is a 6'2" 340lbs NT. Hopefully we can address this in the draft. Not a sack master but an immoveable object. Casey Hampton being the benchmark.

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