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Steelers News: Terrell Edmunds likes the future of the defense, but is he a part of that?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at the future of the defense, and if Terrell Edmunds would be considered a part of that future.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Terrell Edmunds is stoked about the future of the Steelers’ defense, but where does he fall within that future?

Edmunds likes the future of the defense

By: Teresa Varley,

During his season-ending press conference a few months ago, Coach Mike Tomlin said he was still evaluating the performance of players, but his ‘gut reaction’ was that he did see that necessary jump from first year to second year in Terrell Edmunds, the team’s No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Edmunds ‘gut reaction’ was a similar one, realizing any of the improvement on the field should be credited to the way his knowledge of the game has continued to grow and develop in his second season.

”Just getting a better understanding of the game,” said Edmunds. “I am continuing to develop. Doing what I can do to help the team win more games, help the team however I can and develop from there.

”I am learning more, becoming more of a pro than a college player. Just growing. I have grown over these last two years. It’s definitely a mental growth. The mental part plays a huge part in things. At the same time though, it’s football.”

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Do the Pittsburgh Steelers really want Bud Dupree back?

Steelers ‘Believe it or Not’: Does the team really want to keep Bud Dupree?

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

It’s the third installment of our “Steelers Believe It or Not” series in preparation for NFL free agency starting March 18 and the NFL Draft opening April 23.

We’re taking a look at some of the things the Steelers have told us about what they plan to do this offseason and whether we believe them.

Or if we think they are blowing smoke.

During this series, we examine some of the stated plans and goals of head coach Mike Tomlin, general manager Kevin Colbert and owner Art Rooney II.

Most importantly, we decide whether we can expect those things to play out the way they want us to assume.

Over the first two days, we’ve peeled back quotes from all three men insisting that they are “comfortable” with the Steelers backup quarterback situation. And we’ve poured over Colbert’s declaration that Ben Roethlisberger may be better than ever despite his elbow surgery.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • For once, this position is a position of strength for the Steelers.

Steelers-By-Position: CBs

By: Bob Labriola,

Another in a position-by-position series in advance of the start of free agency on March 18.


Artie Burns, Joe Haden, Mike Hilton, Justin Layne, Alexander Myres, Steven Nelson, Cam Sutton

(Free Agent Scorecard: 1 unrestricted – Artie Burns; 1 restricted – Mike Hilton)


The franchise has had better individuals playing cornerback, because after all, Mel Blount, Jack Butler, and Rod Woodson all have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But a better, more well-balanced starting duo than Joe Haden and Steven Nelson? It’s possible, because the Steelers have been in business since 1933, a span of 87 NFL seasons. But what’s not possible is to describe the team’s current situation with its two starting cornerbacks as anything but a positive and a significant upgrade over the recent past.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

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