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Steelers News: Devin Bush was drafted for games like this Sunday vs. the Ravens

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving into Week 5 of the NFL regular season, and as the team prepares for the Baltimore Ravens, 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 when the Steelers traded up in the 2019 NFL Draft for Devin Bush, they moved up for games like this Sunday vs. the Ravens.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Steelers made a very aggressive move in the 2019 NFL Draft to go up and get Devin Bush. Games like this Sunday at Heinz Field vs. the Ravens is exactly why they got him.

Kevin Gorman: Steelers counting on LBs Mark Barron, Devin Bush

By: Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Neither Mark Barron nor Devin Bush has ever played against Lamar Jackson, so the Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebackers can only go by what they have watched on film.

Barron and Bush are impressed by the Baltimore Ravens second-year quarterback, who has evolved into the NFL’s most dangerous dual-threat playmaker.

“It’s most definitely a different dynamic with him being as high-level as he is, as far as running the ball,” Barron said. “As far as being a running quarterback, he’s probably the best one in the league at this moment.”

The Steelers are well aware of Jackson’s passing ability, given he has completed 65% of his passes for 1,110 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions.

When the Steelers played the Ravens last season, Jackson had yet to supplant Joe Flacco as the starter and was still in a specialized role, with nine carries for 27 yards and only one pass for 12 yards in two AFC North games against the Steelers.

Now, the Steelers respect Jackson’s arm as much as his legs.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Thought the Steelers run defense has been tested so far in 2019? Think again...

Steelers run defense to face stiffest test against Ravens

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Overlooked in the Pittsburgh Steelers sacking Andy Dalton a career-high eight times Monday night was that the defense produced its best performance stopping the run in a 27-3 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Opponents averaged 139 rushing yards against the Steelers in their 0-3 start. The Bengals finished with just 73.

By stopping the run effectively, the Steelers turned up the pressure on Dalton, sacking him eight times and hitting him 12 others for the defense’s most dominant showing of the season.

“We all gush and talk about how we want to rush the passer and get the sacks,” said defensive captain Cameron Heyward, who had 2.5 sacks against the Bengals, “but if you don’t stop the run and get off the field, you’re not going to get those opportunities. When we do get those opportunities, we salivate those moments. But we have to make sure we get more of them.”

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  • The Steelers are home underdogs in Week 5, and this is pretty much uncharted territory for the black-and-gold.

Steelers a home underdog for only the 2nd time in almost 3 years

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their first game of the season Monday. The professional sports handicappers aren’t impressed that it will be enduring.

For just the second time since Week 7 of the 2016 season, the Steelers are a home underdog. According to, the Baltimore Ravens are 3 ½-point favorites for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Steelers at Heinz Field. Per BetOnline, before this week, the only time since mid-2016 the Steelers were underdogs at home was last season’s Week 15 game against the New England Patriots.

The Steelers won that game, 17-10. But they lost to the Patriots as a 7 ½-point home underdog on Oct. 23, 2016, when a Landry Jones-led Steelers team lost, 27-16.

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