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Steelers News: Ryan Shazier more than willing to show Devin Bush the way at ILB

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

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The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to the gridiron with the NFL preseason upon us. With exhibition games underway, the news surrounding the black-and-gold is just starting to heat up. As the team prepares for the coming season, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until the season starts!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how Ryan Shazier, despite not being able to play football right now, is more than willing to help others, mainly Devin Bush, how to play the ILB position to the best of their abilities.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers needed athleticism at the ILB position since Ryan Shazier’s injury, and they found it in Devin Bush. However, Shazier has been the one to show Bush the ropes.

Ryan Shazier happy to show teammate Devin Bush the ropes in the NFL

By: Bret Gibson, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

In his first NFL action, Steelers linebacker Devin Bush collected 10 tackles in the first half of the team’s opening exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Nothing to this game, right rook?

But when teammate Ryan Shazier offers advice, the 10th overall pick in the draft must be all ears.

Shazier, who has missed playing time because of a serious spinal injury suffered against the Bengals in 2017, has worked with the rookie from Michigan during summer camp.

“A lot of times he might ask me some questions when things might go on in meetings. Sometimes we might watch film together,” Shazier said Wednesday on NFL Total Access. “I had some great leaders when I played and I’m just truly thankful for the player I am because of the insight they gave me. So sometimes I give him some insight. I don’t know if he’s listening to it or not, but I just kinda try to give him the insight I wish someone would’ve gave me.”

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  • Get ready for a new camera angle to enjoy, or hate, this Sunday night when the Steelers play the Titans.

NBC to use ‘High Sky’ play-by-play camera for Steelers-Titans game Sunday

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Steelers’ preseason game Sunday night in Tennessee will offer a different viewpoint for television viewers.

Instead of using the traditional sideline camera angle, NBC will implement the “High Sky” camera as the primary play-by-play angle. The camera will be positioned at the line of scrimmage and 50 feet above ground. The angle will take viewers through the snap of the ball.

The telecast, with announcers Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth, sideline reporter Michele Tafoya and rules analyst Terry McAuley, will be a prelude to the first Sunday night game of the regular season when the Steelers visit the New England Patriots.

Kickoff against the Titans is at 8 p.m.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


  • Everyone has their way of coping with loss. For JuJu Smith-Schuster, he chose to get custom wrist bands made in honor of Darryl Drake.

JuJu makes wristbands to honor late coach Drake

By: Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

JuJu Smith-Schuster can remember his late receivers coach every time he checks his left wrist.

The Pro Bowl receiver addressed the death of Darryl Drake for the first time Wednesday, and he displayed the wristbands he made in his honor.

Drake was preparing for his second season with the Pittsburgh Steelers before his death on Aug. 11.

“Usually he says a quote to us every day, and the last quote he said to us was, ‘Never choose good when great is available,’” said Smith-Schuster as he read from one of two black-and-gold wristbands. “And obviously that means don’t settle for less, don’t be satisfied with what you have now. When great is out there, go achieve it. He will always be in memory of not only this team, but in my heart to everybody he touched.”

Smith-Schuster plans to make wristbands for the Steelers’ receivers.

The other wristband read “Shut Out the Noise,” a message the receivers displayed on black hoodies before Saturday’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs, courtesy of veteran Donte Moncrief.

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