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Steelers News: Cameron Sutton proving his worth for the Steelers in 2019

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving into Week 8 of the NFL regular season, and as the team prepares for the Miami Dolphins this week we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until the next game starts!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how Cameron Sutton is finding a niche in this Steelers’ defense, and proving his worth.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers now seem to have a plethora of defensive backs at their disposal, and Cameron Sutton is the latest to shine for the secondary.

Despite no defined position, Cameron Sutton in right place for Steelers

By: Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The first time Cameron Sutton wrapped his hands around the football against the Los Angeles Chargers, he thought it might be the play that sealed a victory for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Turns out, he was wrong.

It wasn’t until Sutton came down with the ball a second time that put the finishing touches on the Steelers’ 24-17 victory over the Chargers on Sunday night.

The third-year, do-it-all defensive back from Tennessee had his most impressive game as a Steeler with two critical plays in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter: He recovered an onside kick, then had an interception.

“It’s just the next man up. When opportunity presents itself, you’ve just got to be ready to go in there and make the play,” Sutton said. “Credit to the guys around me, obviously, having confidence in me. Not just in me. Everyone played well in all three phases. We really played complementary football, and that’s what it’s all about.”

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  • What has life been without Mike Munchak? Inconsistent.

Mixed results for Steelers new offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

By replacing such a decorated position coach in Mike Munchak, Shaun Sarrett faced inevitable comparisons to his Hall of Fame predecessor.

Six games into his tenure as Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach, Sarrett has enjoyed a seamless transition in the unit’s pass protection, but he’s also received less-than-favorable results in the group’s run blocking.

While the Steelers line has allowed an NFL-low five sacks, the running game ranks No. 28 in the league and it took until the sixth game to produce a 100-yard effort — as a team.

Sarrett is willing to accept the good and the bad that comes with his elevated role on Mike Tomlin’s coaching staff. And he has been more than happy to carry on the standard created by Munchak, whose five-year tenure ended in January when he made a lateral move to the Denver Broncos.

“I think we’re ready for games,” Sarrett said last week while the Steelers were on their bye. “I don’t think the process has changed. We’re doing the same things even from when Munch was here. I’ve maybe tweaked a few things here and there, but the process is still the same. We’re doing the things we need to do. We just need to get better at it.”

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  • Well, the Steelers will see Ryan Fitzpatrick, again, in Week 8.

Dolphins coach says Ryan Fitzpatrick earned another start

By: Darin Gantt, ProFootballTalk

Dolphins coach Brian Flores told reporters after the game that quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick earned another start.

Which, if we allow history to be our guide, means Josh Rosen may well start next week against the Steelers.

Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Flores said after Sunday’s loss to the Bills that Fitzpatrick had earned a chance to start next week.

It’s worth noting that it was a week ago Flores said Rosen was his starter for the rest of the season, only to reverse course and start Fitzpatrick against the Bills.

The veteran quarterback was OK against his old team, throwing for 282 yards, with an interception and a touchdown. It’s a strange strategy for a team with no immediate future, but Rosen hasn’t given them much reason to stick with him either.

In a normal scenario, it’s hard to argue that Fitzpatrick isn’t the one who gives them a better chance to win a particular game. But that might not be the point for the Dolphins, either.

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