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Steelers News: Devin Bush confident the Steelers ILBs are just fine heading into 2020

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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 Devin Bush is more than confident with the ILBs on the Steelers roster in 2020.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Devin Bush and Vince Williams...according to Bush, they will be just fine.

Devin Bush confident he, Vince Williams can shoulder Steelers ILB workload

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Mark Barron is gone. Tyler Matakevich, too. No reinforcements were added via free agency, and no direct help is coming in from the draft.

That leaves Devin Bush and Vince Williams as something of the last men standing at inside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020.

But Bush is confident if that remains the case, the Steelers defense will be just fine.

“If it comes down to me and Vince taking all the reps, I don’t think we’ve got a problem doing it,” Bush, who won’t turn 22 until July, said during a video call with Pittsburgh reporters Tuesday.

Moments earlier, Bush expressed even more swagger regarding the abilities of himself and eight-year veteran Williams to shoulder the load of virtually an entire team’s worth of inside linebacker snaps.

“I have no doubt that me and Vince will go out there and control the defense,” Bush said.

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  • The Steelers could figure out the inside linebacker situation prior to the 2020 season.

Tim Benz: New people for an old idea. That could help Steelers figure out ILB void.

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The line of inquiry for Steelers linebacker Devin Bush on Tuesday was not a surprise. Most of the questions had to do with how the defense will adjust to losing 750 snaps from fellow inside linebacker Mark Barron, who was released by the team as free agency hit.

How the Steelers coaches eventually answer those questions may not come as a surprise either. Because they’ve tried to do so once before already.

For his part, Bush said all the diplomatic things you would expect. If the coaches call on him to absorb more of a workload in his second year, he can “handle the whole season.”

If he and Vince Williams are asked to do so as a tandem, Bush insists he has “no doubt (they) can go out there and control the defense.”

Bush said if the front office tries to add a player in free agency, that would be good “for depth and special teams” because of Tyler Matakevich’s departure to the Buffalo Bills. And he claims Ulysees Gilbert may be capable of contributing this year, touting Gilbert’s athletic abilities and intangibles.

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  • Jordan Dangerfield is doing his part during the coronavirus pandemic.

Taking gym class to a new level

By: Teresa Varley, Steelers.com

Staying physically active is one of the most important things everyone can do while working from home and going to school virtually.

And for Steelers players, that is definitely paramount.

That is why Jordan Dangerfield and Terrell Edmunds spent time sharing the importance of exercise during a virtual gym class with students from the Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh.

“The kids did pretty well. The kids got me warmed up for my workout,” said Dangerfield. “It was important for them to have the change up. It’s good they are keeping them active and engaged. To keep them moving, keeping them active, it’s important. Gym class is important. It’s a key to keep that intact.

“I saw the smiles on their faces. I saw the way they were at the beginning, where they weren’t as excited, then as we got going and they saw they were being joined by a player and we got going, they got more excited and they were smiling and energized. To get them up and active was pretty special. I was smiling the entire time.”

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