If you ask me, there aren’t many people who have more pressure on them heading into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2019 regular season than Steven Nelson. Nelson was the highest paid free agent in Steelers history, and is expected to be the yin to Joe Haden’s yang on the opposite side.
While very active on social media showing his workouts, discipline and overall motivation for the game, Nelson seems like a player who likes to keep to himself. Let his play do the talking. But while fans are wondering how Nelson is handling the transition from the Kansas City Chiefs, the team that drafted him, to the 412 area code, Nelson has kept his head down and continued to work.
However, Missi Matthews was able to corner Nelson after the 9th Organized Team Activities (OTAs) workout and asked him just how things were going.
Check out the interview below:
Missi sits down with Steve Nelson to talk about his adjustment to the team, the speed of the defense, Coach Austin and more.@missi_matthews | @Nelson_Island pic.twitter.com/P8c9tajFxr— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 6, 2019
Nelson talked about his teammates, how welcoming the entire organization has been and what to expect from the defense in 2019. It was good to hear from the newest addition to the secondary, at least via free agency, and how acclimated he is becoming early in the preparation process.
- Fans have heard more from T.J. Watt this offseason than they have any other recently, and the reason why is he is now embracing his role as a leader not only on the defense, but on the team.
Oh yeah, and he talks a lot about rookie Devin Bush and how he is progressing in the early portions of his rookie season.
.@_TJWatt talks about his teammates trust in him, continually improving, his thoughts on Devin Bush and more. pic.twitter.com/8dabJbJEF1— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 5, 2019
- The next Patrick Mahomes no-look pass might be coming from Ben Roethlisberger??
After Tues practice, I asked Ben Roethlisberger about throwing what looked like a Mahomes-style no-look pass in live acion. He said he can't remember exact play but has had a 'periphery' throw in his arsenal for years, just in case. "Pretty impressive what (Mahomes) did," he said— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 5, 2019
Like old times: Mason Rudolph to James Washington. pic.twitter.com/jlAHcThONc— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 5, 2019
June 5, 2019
Devin Bush getting coached up between sets by Keith Butler and Ryan Shazier: #dkps #steelers pic.twitter.com/6HuFQ1kM0V— Hunter Alek Homistek (@HunterAHomistek) June 5, 2019
Think this Steelers squad is having fun? Just listen... #dkps #steelers pic.twitter.com/VO6SvkbUzA— DK Pittsburgh Sports (@DKPghSports) June 5, 2019
Ryan Shazier just wants to play football, man. Looks like he’ll even take reps at QB if that’s what it takes. #dkps #steelers pic.twitter.com/LBhBcWHZAB— Hunter Alek Homistek (@HunterAHomistek) June 5, 2019
Lookin' good @_Dbush11‼️ pic.twitter.com/JIUak46k4j— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 5, 2019
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell goes through drills during OTA’s Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/fAbUXJcQCb— Peter Diana (@peterdianapghpg) June 5, 2019