Good Tuesday to you Steelers’ Fans!
Late last evening the news broke that the Steelers had agreed in principle to a deal for former Packers’ safety Morgan Burnett. He comes off of a ‘decent’ 2017 campaign but it was nothing like his 2016 season where he was much more of a presence on the Packers’ defense. While he has played both free safety and strong safety in Green Bay, of recent years he’s been primarily a strong safety. This would give more credence to the discussion about Sean Davis moving to free safety. I’ll have more on Burnett once things are finalized.
I’ve had a chance to sit down and watch newly acquired linebacker Jon Bostic. It’s easy to see what Keith Butler, Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert liked about him. He just “looks” like a professional football player. His demeanor on the field shows a confident guy who’s disciplined and understands where he and his teammates are supposed to be. Bostic is an above average tackler and a good run stuffer. I believe him to be a better pass defender than a 2018 version of Lawrence Timmons would offer but it’s not his strong suit. The major question of course with Bostic is durability. If he remains healthy he can be a very good contributor but I have to believe the Steelers would love to see a rookie alongside Vince Williams.
Very excited to tell you that Cnic is at South Carolina’s Pro Day today. He’ll be on the Steel City Blitz Podcast presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh tomorrow night with all the details!
Tweet of the Day… Since I can’t see it, I’ll have to take your word for it Marty!
This is chess not checkers
— Martavis Bryant (@ThaBestUNO) March 20, 2018
Here’s my Draft Profile of Wake Forest Safety Jessie Bates III. He will definitely be in the Steelers’ conversation. Although considering the news above, maybe they are re-thinking things.
In a perfect world, Mike Pouncey would come to Pittsburgh and play alongside his brother. Unfortunately it doesn’t always work that way. He’s off to San Diego for $15 million.
Free agent safety Eric Reid claims his activism is keeping him from signing a deal with any of the NFL’s 32 teams. Reid took a knee with Colin Kaepernick during the National Anthem and continued this during the 2017 season. I agree with Reid. I think it is part of the issue. While I respect his first amendment right to protest, I’ll say the same thing I did about Kaepernick. Even when we exercise our rights there are consequences whether deserved or not they exist.
Have to think Sean Spence will more than likely not be back with signing of Bostic. Probably wasn’t coming back either way but this likely solidifies that.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!