— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) May 10, 2014
The No. 50 works well for Steelers first round pick Ryan Shazier. It's even, gotta like that. It's contemporary, seems closer to the teen-numbered offensive player to which he compares from a running perspective.
It's comfortable. Steelers fans are used to watching Larry Foote in that number, and while that's hard to accept simply from a nostalgia perspective, the fact is the No. 50 hasn't moved that fast since the last time Larry Foote got on a bus with his jersey on and hit the freeway.
In the picture, Shazier's jersey is stacked with fellow Ohio State product Cameron Heyward, suggesting there's something of a changing of the guard occurring here. The Run and Hit Steelers defense is really starting to come together and seeing Shazier's jersey - and the yellow one he'll wear in minicamps later in May - will really create a sense of "The Future Is Now" in Pittsburgh.