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SCB Steelers Quick Hitters: The ‘When a Plan Comes Together’ Edition

by Steeldad

Good Tuesday to you Steelers fans.

Remember the ‘A-Team?’ Classic 1980’s television… One of the best lines from that show is when Hannibal would say, “I love it when a plan comes together.” Well, despite the Pittsburgh Steelers starting out yesterday by losing Cam Sutton to the Lions, it’s clear that Omar Khan and Mike Tomlin had a plan. Now to be fair, no plan is perfect. With Sutton leaving for Detroit to the tune of $11 million per season, the Steelers had to have a backup plan. Enter Patrick Peterson, the 8-time Pro Bowl cornerback. He has agreed to a two-year deal reportedly worth over $14 million. Do I understand he’s 32 years old? Yeah, I sure do and if he were coming off a season that were plagued by injuries then I would absolutely hate this move. Rather, he’s coming off a season in which he played every game and recorded five interceptions. Two-year deals with the Steelers almost always equate to one-year deals meaning, there’s an easy ‘out’ for them. So is this plan perfect? Not by a long shot but credit the Steelers with at the very least having a plan. I also expect them to draft a cornerback (or two) with their first or second selection too. Can’t find a better mentor than Peterson.

Tweet(s) of the Day… I feel very confident, and Peterson has already said as much, that he won’t be wearing number 7.


To Javon Hargrave, the former Steelers defensive lineman signed a massive $84 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers yesterday. I’ve never heard a bad word about this guy so I wish him well…

Already Gone

Some of the potential targets that were rumored to be on the Steelers’ wish list have already been picked up by other teams. LB David Long has signed a deal with Miami while Chase Winovich, an edge rusher, will sign with the Houston Texans. I suspect the Steelers will be active today both in their building with re-structures and by looking for LB and DL help.

Why PP?

As many of you know, Patrick Peterson has long been one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL. Much of that time in Arizona was spent playing in heavy man-to-man situations. The Cardinals felt his best days were behind him so off he went to Minnesota where he played much more zone. THAT is why Mike Tomlin brought him in. He recognizes the same thing the Cardinals did but he also knows that when called upon, PP can still cover a receiver. Most of the time however, he’ll be tasked with playing zone. Do not discount his leadership and experience either.

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We’ve started our NFL Draft Coverage here at SCB and the first of our Position Profiles is out. We’ve made the decision that rather than make extensive profiles of each player, we are doing smaller ones and grouping them by position. This allows us to easier update information as Pro Days and the Combine provide more info.

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