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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz View Post
    I really hope that he pans out.

    Getting a starter, or even quality depth from a random pick up like this would really help a secondary that's going to need a fair amount of help in the next few years (maybe even this year).
    Exactly………
    From the 2010-2020 season, (A 10 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.

    Dolphin fans in the 90ís held on to Don Shula for too long for what he did in the playoffs in the 70ís...
    Are the same as Steeler fans (of 2020 ) holding on to Tomlin for too long for what he did in 2008, with Cowher's players & coaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o. View Post
    Maybe we need to move Pierre to offense then.


    Well played. I got a chuckle from that one.

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    sounds like Antoine brooks is the first one up to try and fill hilton's slot CB spot

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    Despite the opinion of some on this board, it looks like Sutton is headed outside:



    PITTSBURGH — The Steelers wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp on Thursday. While the week was just the last step before training camp, the Steelers are certainly heading into the next phase of their offseason on a high note.

    As Eric Ebron and Mike Tomlin mentioned on Thursday, the team had a spirited punting competition between Jordan Berry and Pressley Harvin III. However, that was only one of the multitude of things that happened at Steelers minicamp. With the first preseason game against the Cowboys a little under two months away, what did minicamp reveal about the Steelers and the 2021 season?

    SLOT CB ROTATION INTRIGUES
    The Steelers slot cornerback situation is likely the biggest story of the week. From the standout play of James Pierre, who got two interceptions off Ben Roethlisberger on Wednesday, to the praise of Antoine Brooks Jr. and Tre Norwood, this team has possibilities all over the defensive backfield.

    Tomlin outright said that his slot cornerback had to be physical.
    In addition, Teryl Austin shed light that Sutton is working exclusively on the outside as it stands heading into training camp.

    In individual drills, Norwood consistently looks head-up and quick. At the earliest stage, Norwood looks like he belongs. In that same individual period, Norwood aligned from both the slot cornerback position and safety, which backs up what Austin said Wednesday. Norwood is a Swiss Army knife. He is smart and knows what he is doing at all times. That bodes well for his future.

    For what it is worth, Brooks’ best value is in the run game. In the individual period, he was a bit stiff and does not change direction all that fluidly. That likely limits his true versatility. Perhaps he could work as an overhang slot cornerback, but as a true slot cornerback, the Steelers would have to get creative to go forward with Brooks as the full-time guy.

    The one name not mentioned above that does stand out is undrafted free agent Mark Gilbert. He is certainly fluid, instinctive, and likes to get physical. While there is far from any guarantee that gets him a roster spot, Gilbert’s play at Duke prior to his flurry of injuries is encouraging

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ-STEELER View Post

    sounds like Antoine brooks is the first one up to try and fill hilton's slot CB spot
    We do have a lot of players to throw against the wall in the secondary.

    Hopefully one of them sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    Thanks Hawaiian.
    Just ordered the "Weedwacker".

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ-STEELER View Post

    sounds like Antoine brooks is the first one up to try and fill hilton's slot CB spot
    From what he saw in OTAs Wexell thinks Brooks can be the guy in the slot ​if he shows he can tackle once training camp rolls around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    From what he saw in OTAs Wexell thinks Brooks can be the guy in the slot ​if he shows he can tackle once training camp rolls around.
    Tackle? How about be able to cover someone? Anyone?

    And then there is this.

    https://247sports.com/nfl/pittsburgh...ure-166654318/

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper View Post
    Tackle? How about be able to cover someone? Anyone?

    And then there is this.

    https://247sports.com/nfl/pittsburgh...ure-166654318/
    Are you suggesting getting beat deep in practice is a concern?

    All of them get beat. It happens.

    Not sure who wins that slot position but I believe Hilton was a much better blitzer than cover corner.
    Tomlinís coming back so what can you do?


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