Steelers News: QB Analysis, Newcomer, Young Defense


The Steelers summer vacation is winding down. They’ll be reporting to the dorms of Saint Vincent for the Steelers’ 50th season of training camp in Latrobe in two weeks. While the Steelers are enjoying the last of their summer break we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Tuesday, July 14th

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Pre-Camp Analysis: Quarterbacks

Position profiles pre-training camp are usually a hot topic. The quarterback position, for the past eleven years or so, hasn’t because when you have a franchise quarterback like Ben Roethlisberger, you don’t have to worry about that kind of thing.

Bob Labriola is breaking down positions before training camp starts and what better place to start than with the quarterbacks? Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has established his comfort zone is with three quarterbacks on the roster for the regular season so there’s no reason to think he’ll deviate from that this year.

The first two spots are very much secure with Roethlisberger and Bruce Gradkowski backing him up. The third spot on the roster is actually interesting this year. Will it be taken by Landry Jones, who has never been activated for a regular season game? Or will it Tajh Boyd, Devon Gardner or Tyler Murphy, who have all been signed as competition?

Best newcomer to AFC North?

The question of the day for the ESPN AFC North writers was who will be the best newcomer in the division. Steelers writer Jeremy Fowler suggests that Ravens second-round pick TE Maxx Williams will make the biggest impact on the division.

The rest of the consensus decided that Ravens first-rounder WR Breshad Perriman will be the go-to guy of the AFC North 2015 rookie class. If he truly does have a unique ability to catch tough passes, they’ll be right. Flacco’s heave and hope brand of offense demands a lot from the receivers to make the plays.

No fear in the young defense

One of Tomlin’s most popular Tomlinisms is that he doesn’t live in his fears. According to PFT’s Josh Alper Tomlin isn’t afraid of starting the season with a bunch of unknown and unproven players on his defense.

"“Young and defense are two things that I like. That’s not a change that you fear. We’ve got some guys that are working really hard and are really talented. Unproven, yes, but that’s why we play the game. I’ve been excited about watching them work and I look forward to watching them grow and grow together.” – Mike Tomlin"

The Steelers defense going forward with young players like DE Stephon Tuitt paid off last year; they’re hoping it will pay off with more young players in key roles on the defense this year.

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