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Cassius Marsh opens up about playing on 7 teams in 8 seasons, and how the Steelers are different

The Pittsburgh Steelers No. 3 pass rusher right now is Cassius Marsh, and the journeyman OLB isn’t taking that job for granted.

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If you are an honest Pittsburgh Steelers fan, when you think of Cassius Marsh you typically have one of a few possible reactions. They would be:

“Who?!”

“Isn’t he just a special teams player?”

“Is that the guy who still collects Pokémon cards?”

“He stinks.”

Maybe you know enough, and follow the NFL close enough to know more about Marsh than the average fan. For instance, maybe you knew when Marsh was signed to the Steelers after Bud Dupree tore his ACL last season it was his 7th team in his 8 NFL seasons? Maybe you knew Marsh has turned his love of all playing cards, not just Pokémon, and turned it into a pretty tremendous side hustle to accompany his playing career?

If you didn’t know that, you will learn a lot about Marsh in his interview with Ross Tucker. In the interview below Marsh talks about the Steelers organization and how they are different from all the other organizations he has been to during his career. He talks openly about what makes T.J. Watt so good. And he also spends plenty of time talking/answering questions about his business of buying/selling trading cards.

I have to be honest, I didn’t know much about Marsh when he was signed to the Steelers, and I certainly didn’t know the extent of his business outside the world of football. Marsh is a well spoken young man who is looking to finally stick with an NFL franchise. Now that he has an offseason under his belt, he is hoping to be able to make his mark.

This is what defensive coordinator Keith Butler had to say about Marsh in a post-draft interview:

“There’s still some things he’s got to learn in our defense.” Butler said of Marsh. “He picked it up pretty well last year, and we were glad to have him because we needed him for depth last year when Bud [Dupree] got hurt it really kind of put us in a bind in terms of the outside linebacker position.

“We didn’t ask Cassius to do a lot in terms of coverage. When he comes back, we’ve got to try and get him in position where he’s comfortable in what we’re going to ask him to do. The only way to get comfortable in what we ask him to do is to do it. So we’re going to try and teach him what we like to do with the outside linebackers, but he’s still got a good knack for rushing the passer and playing the run, so he’s got his foot forward on that one. The only thing we’ve got to do is teach him what we try to do trying to use these guys for pass coverage.”

It seems as if the Steelers are willing to give Marsh a legitimate shot at a spot in the pass rushing rotation. Either way, I highly suggest you check out the podcast video below, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the 2021 regular season. the podcast video below, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers a