Good Wednesday to you Steelers fans.
“What in the world could this title possibly be about?” is probably the first thing you’re thinking right now. And you have every reason to be perplexed. I went with this title because leading off today is a discussion about OLB Cassius Marsh. Get it? “Marsh?” “Swamp?” Yeah OK it’s a stretch but let me move on. Yesterday on the opening day of Mandatory Mini-Camp Steelers’ Defensive Coordinator Keith Butler talked about the issue of depth at the Outside Linebacker position. Essentially we have T.J. Watt, Alex Highsmith, Marsh and rookie Quincy Roche. That’s not what I’d call “solid depth.” While Roche may develop, I saw enough of Marsh last year to make me even more concerned about this. If you get a chance to watch any action from last year you’ll see that Marsh isn’t an “Edge Setter” and despite his length I didn’t see him use that to his advantage. Can Marsh spell Watt or Highsmith for a play or two? Yes I think he can but for stretches longer than that or as a spot starter I’ve got serious concerns. Butler said yesterday “we’re looking for a third guy to step up and hopefully Cassius Marsh can help us there too.” Let me be blunt. I see the Steelers looking for a free agent or possibly a player to trade for before the season begins. There’s no way they can start with this kind of depth.
Tweet of the day… Fairly unusual move here by the Bengals especially considering how young they are.
Zac Taylor ended the #Bengals offseason program early yesterday, leaving two practice sessions on the table.
On why he did it, the trade he made in the process and advantage it could create down the line. https://t.co/aggEjdZMD4
— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) June 16, 2021
Here’s all you need to know regarding the current state of things with T.J. Watt and a new deal… “With respect to the process I’m not going to be talking about any contract stuff today.” I think this gets done sooner rather than later.
Offensive Coordinator Matt Canada sounds a lot like an 8-year old who just got a brand new toy. The “toy” in this case is Najee Harris. You’ll forgive Canada for his excitement but who could blame him? Harris has the capability of doing just about anything on the football field and it sounds very much like Canada has that in mind. I look for consistency in terms of getting Harris into mismatches and that will be job one for Canada.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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