3 positive takeaways from Steelers impressive preseason win vs Buccaneers

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2. Kwon Alexander looks to be an A+ signing

The Steelers' linebacking core has lacked speed and decisiveness for quite some time now. Omar Khan was unsatisfied after an offseason full of off-ball linebacker signings, so he brought Kwon Alexander in to bolster up the front seven and add firepower to an already explosive defensive unit.

The former New York Jet and Tampa Bay Buccaneer put those previous defensive worries to bed after a lights-out first quarter in his first reps as a Pittsburgh Steeler.

Against his former team, the newly signed Steeler seemed to be flying all over the field. He was near the ball on almost every play and made some highlight-worthy hits. Kwon Alexander blew up the running lane on a third and short early in the first quarter, stuffing the running back at the line and forcing a fourth down for the Tampa Bay offense.

Just a couple of drives later, Alexander put down the hit of the night on Buccaneers' running back Chase Edmonds. The play was ultimately flagged for unnecessary roughness, but it just shows Alexander's speed and intensity that the Steelers have missed since Ryan Shazier was wreaking havoc before his career-ending injury. Kwon Alexander would finish the night with two tackles and a tackle for loss, via ESPN stats.