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Steelers News: Devin Bush is preparing to make the Steelers’ decision at ILB an easy one

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With all of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason workouts in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base has to suffer through the dog days of summer until the boys of fall return to the gridon. In the meantime, don’t think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is from over. As the team retreats for the summer, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how first round draft pick Devin Bush is preparing to make the coaching staffs’ decision at inside linebacker an easy one...meaning he never gives anyone else a chance to win the job.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Devin Bush is happy to be in the NFL, and happy to be a first round pick. But don’t think Bush doesn’t want to start from Day 1 as a member of the black-and-gold.

Kevin Gorman: Devin Bush wants to put Steelers ILB job on ‘lock, like his ponytail

By: Kevin Gorman, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Bush gave a glimpse of his fashion sense at the NFL Draft, where his custom holster-inspired suit stole the show on the red carpet. What caught my eye was his signature hairstyle, a high-top fade in the front with what looks like a braided ponytail in the back.

Bush’s look is here to stay.

“I usually do my own thing and love what I do. I’m OK with the way I look and not afraid to show who I am,” Bush said. “My hair’s been through everything with me, too. I went to high school, college and I accomplished a lot of things with this hairstyle, so I don’t think it’s going to leave me.”

Now, don’t get it misconstrued. Bush doesn’t believe his hair has any superpowers, like Samson’s did. But Bush has off-the-charts athleticism for a 5-foot-11, 235-pounder and the aptitude to sign his NFL rookie contract the morning of organized team activities and call plays in his practice that afternoon.

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  • It is never good when the only thing you are remembered for is a mistake made. But that is exactly what people think about when they think about Xavier Grimble. He has some work to do to remove those feelings.

Carter’s Classroom: Grimble better dig deep

By: Chris Carter, DKPittsburghSports

Xavier Grimble never worked past Jesse James on the depth chart despite having better physical traits as a receiving tight end when it came to speed and ball skills while in space.

The Steelers did draft Zach Gentry to add to tight end depth, but Grimble still has time to solidify a spot as the No. 2 tight end on the team. That will require a finer detail on his game to improve the smaller aspects so that his athleticism can shine.

Let’s break that down:

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  • What exactly will the Steelers do at safety? Who will round out the depth chart? Not an easy decision, but someone has to take the spot(s).

Who wants it? Analyzing Steelers depth at safety

By: Hunter Homistek, DKPittsburghSports

The Steelers will start Terrell Edmunds and Sean Davis at the two safety spots in the 2019 season. That much is locked.

After that, however, reach into the grab-bag and see what you find. There’s a Marcus Allen in there somewhere, floating beside the Jordan Dangerfield and the Kameron Kelly. You might even snag a Dravon Askew-Henry, P.J. Lockeor Marcelis Branch.

Point is: The Steelers have options at safety, and after that first tier, it feels like anybody’s game to go out and prove their worth to make the team’s final, 53-man roster. The Steelers didn’t draft a safety in 2019, so it’s clear the team thinks it has the in-house talent needed to make a run. Throughout this week’s minicamp at the Rooney Complex, I wanted to speak with those in the mix and gather their thoughts and feelings. What are they doing well? Why should they make the team?

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  • Keith Butler is back as the Steelers’ outside linebackers coach, but don’t let that think it will take him away from his duties as the defensive coordinator.

Back to coaching Steelers OLBs, Keith Butler doesn’t plan many changes

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Butler was the Steelers’ linebackers coach for 12 seasons before being promoted to coordinator in early 2015. Management filled his old position then by splitting it into two jobs: Joey Porter was named outside linebackers coach and Jerry Olsavsky the inside linebackers coach.

When Porter was let go after last season, his position-coach duties were absorbed by Butler. Butler said this week from minicamp that not much will change.

“Joey did a good job of coaching them. He played under me, so he taught the same thing I taught,” Butler said.

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