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Steelers News: Tom Bradley making an impression on the Steelers secondary

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 NFL Draft is officially over. After finishing last year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, have 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 how Tom Bradly, the little known secondary coach for the Steelers, is making an impact on the current secondary.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Most people don’t talk about Tom Bradley, but he is making his mark on the Steelers’ team.

Rookie Antoine Brooks: Steelers assistant Tom Bradley ‘one of the most perfect coaches’

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

In the moments after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Antoine Brooks with a sixth-round draft choice last month, one of Brooks’ position coaches gushed with compliments about the former Maryland safety.

A couple weeks later, Brooks likewise had some good things to say about his new coaches.

“They both have got my time,” Brooks said during Steelers rookie minicamp of Teryl Austin and Tom Bradley. “I talk to them all the time.

“Each of the coaches, we will talk about anything, just to get to know me.”

Brooks will be mentored by two assistant coaches under the Steelers organizational flowchart, which lists Austin’s title as “senior defensive assistant/secondary” and Bradley’s as “defensive backs coach.”

Austin was added to the staff last season. The Steelers had been among a dwindling number of NFL teams that had one coach devoted to the entire secondary. In a league that is increasingly pass-heavy and in which it is not uncommon for roughly (or more than) half of the defensive players on the field at any given moment to be defensive backs, it made sense to add another voice. The Steelers, after all, have a dedicated coach for their tight ends. They also, for example, employ separate outside linebackers and inside linebackers coaches.

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  • Did anyone actually watch this show??

The Watt brothers take ‘tag’ to the next level

By: Teresa Varley,

T.J. and Derek Watt, and their brother Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, grew up playing sports and games against each other in the backyard in their home in Wisconsin.

Now they have taken that love of competing to a new level. And it’s not just the NFL level.

The Watt brothers are producers and hosts for “Ultimate Tag,” which will premiere on FOX on Wednesday, May 20 at 9 p.m. ET. There are five games of Tag, including Chase Tag, Dodge Tag, Dome Tag, Revenge Tag and The Showdown that will each require their own skill and be beyond anything we have seen in a backyard game of tag.

“The show is its own sport,” said T.J. Watt. “Tag is a game that everyone grew up playing. That is what makes it so universal to everybody. Everybody is going to be able to relate to getting chased down. As frightening as that feeling is, especially when it’s professional taggers.

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  • Is a “great year” good enough for you?

JuJu Smith-Schuster predicts ‘great year’ for Steelers, personal atonement vs. Ravens

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

For the second time in a span of seven regular-season games, JuJu Smith-Schuster fumbled away a likely Pittsburgh Steelers victory last October.

The memories from that Oct. 6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens linger for Smith-Schuster. During a segment on NFL Network on Friday, the wide receiver vows it fuels his feelings toward the Steelers-Ravens rivalry.

“That was one of the toughest things (to deal with),” Smith-Schuster said of being stripped by Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey near midfield of a game tied at 23. “To lose a game for your team is one of hardest things, knowing you have the ball in your hand, and that feeling never leaves.

“So I am hungry, I am ready to play against (the Ravens again.”

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