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Mixon runs for career-high 165 yards, Bengals crush Steelers
"The Bengals have swept their season series with the Steelers for the first time since twenty oh nine winning forty one ten behind Joe Mixon Joe burrow and a strong defense Nixon rushed for a career high one hundred sixty five yards and two touchdowns burrow threw for a touchdown and scrambled for another as the seven four Bengals dropped the Steelers to five five in one coming down the stretch I think we really hit our stride so we gotta keep having great great great weeks of practice and I think we have the guys that are are excited about we're wrapping not satisfied Cincinnati scored on its first four drives and former Steeler Mike Hilton returned to Ben Roethlisberger pass for a twenty four yard touchdown late in the first half Roethlisberger was picked off twice and sacked twice finishing with two hundred sixty three yards I'm Dave Ferrie
"mike hilton" Discussed on You Better You Bet
"In new jersey as play sugarhouse okay. Can you ready to tend to the royal court. I can only imagine if the pool. Is that big on monday and thursday with only one game. The pool of props i mean. This is like olympic size like michael phelps in his backyard of his million dollar mansion. I i can't imagine how big the pool is for sunday. This is like from the travis. Scott song on sycamore. I forget the line. She thought it was the ocean. It was the pool. That's what it is. it's the ocean. Except i guess you're drinking. This instance cross flight to japan. No on all kinds of roles on the show who knows listen and after we went. Today we're going to be out like a light but before that it's proper king time all royal bets as the proper king. Me of course descends down from the royal throne on furrows well the servants unfurl thy royal purple velvety carpet the proper king traipse is over so royal balcony to dispense winners down upon you the peasants to help enrich your lives prop king time we won. Nfl sunday now approaching the betting window. It is your prop king. Nick kostas all hail hail. I don't know how we're going to get all these in. We day your majesty. Hello we start in buffalo bills in the steelers three props for this game. Can we know that. Mike hilton steeler slot cornerback last year. He ain't there this year. You know what he is good. You know who else is good call beasley now we'll cole beasley by the end of the game today. Go over half a covert vaccination shot unlikely. He go over is receiving yards. I believe he will cole beasley over forty nine and a half receiving yards today for the buffalo bills last year again. Say better pittsburgh steelers defense defined digs absolutely torched the steelers. We love stefan dixie around you better. You bet we bet as overs because he prince monte for us. We're going back to the well with steph digs in week number one stefan digs over eighty eight and a half receiving yards and with star. Lutes lay out in the middle of that buffalo defensive line i actually think it helps nausea harris running the ball here so on fridays. You better you bet. I gave out of nausea receiving yards..
"mike hilton" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Nickel and dime situations with the lack of depth that defensive back I think they have at least three, maybe four good defensive acts depending on how much Cam Sutton makes it jump from Good Reserve, two solid starter at one corner. And that's the question. I mean, you know, might be one of these guys who gets exposed with the more playing time and the more responsibility he has, But I do like him as player Hayden still good and make it Fitzpatrick's excellent, relevant as capable as a starting safety. But then, after that they have Tried a number of different ways to figure out how to replace Mike Hilton. As the Nickelback the slot corner. However, you want to refer to it and they have found on everyone so far in the off season, they're probably going to have to default to sudden bumping inside from the boundary corner to play. Um this lot position and replace Hilton that way and then have somebody else play as the fifth defensive back When they go to dime they might rely on train. Norwood, who's a smart kid. I just don't know how incredibly athletic he is. Or is not to be almost a third safety in the dime, and he's 1/7 round rookie out of Oklahoma like him. Good special teams. Guy Heady might be Biting off more than he can chew to actually jump in there and play against the bills, though, so if you go to the nickel and the dime, the secondary gets thin. It will be interesting to see how Joe Schobert and Devin Busch we've in As two guys paired together for the first time in game one talent there to be sure, Let's see how they communicate when they're nickel situations. To my wonder What you think is successful season for Pittsburgh would look like or even like what Pittsburgh fans would think that looks like because from my seat like I would think all right if the Steelers make the playoffs, that's a pretty good result for the team that they have on the field..
"mike hilton" Discussed on Mo Egger
"Brennan jones on baseball next. Hey what's up this is. Espn fifteen thirty good afternoon. I'm all egger sound distracted. Senator tweet about the our tony with his last frigging camp through two thousand twenty one. You can follow me on twitter at my allegra. I only had like ten minutes to do this during brennaman and jones on walbrook enthralled by the replay challenge in the little league game Let's see here. You're going to hear david bell talk about what's happening tonight. Which is cast honest back. You res- is playing shortstop. God help us. Because that was the case for the first few weeks of the season and it was an unmitigated disaster and offensively. He's having a terrible year. You've got a guy. In louisville and jose barreiro who frankly is deserving of a chance to play. He can more than hold his own defensively. And he's been great with the bad this year. Two homers last night kyle farmer has offensively at least turned into a pumpkin a little bit. He is reliable. There's a place for him on this team. He's done a nice job. he play thousand positions. Want farmer on the team. If you are using kyle farmer's choice between kyle farmer and you heinous juarez and jose barreiro. What's the best option and right now. It doesn't feel like the answer is either suarez or farmer quite frankly. So you'll hear david bell on that topic because gino is playing short tonight coming up here in just about ten minutes. The bengals play tomorrow game against the tampa bay buccaneers. This is sort of cliche but honestly when you are a team like the bengals in which tony has said this to me a couple of different times that the unknowns outweigh the knowns and they do i mean i think we're all comfortable with joe borough. We're all comfortable with the wide receivers beyond that. I'm hopeful for a lot of spots on this team. There's a lot that i don't know i am feeling better and better about riley reef and joan williams. I think behind a good offensive line. Joe mixing can be really productive. I think with a more creative more diverse offense joe. Mixon's talents can can finally be exploited to the extent that we all hope but there's so many unknowns that is a preseason game going to give definitive answers no could. They provide some clues. Could they provide some insights into what the answers may be. Yeah i think so. And specifically because of the quality of this opponent. Offensively bruce arians. It seems to me. I'm watching from afar. The coach of the buccaneers. It feels like he's trying to jump start his team a little bit here and he has said the last week our offense has been miserable and practice. I'm gonna play everybody. I'm gonna play brady. I'm gonna play my starters. I'm gonna play my main dudes and it kind of feels to me like to a degree. He's trying to jog them out of a sense of complacency after winning the championship last year. So what that means for the bengals is you are going to get a good offensive line. All right big question for this team is the pass rush get better. Those answers can be provided by new editions on the outside for a hendrickson draft choices. Like joseph asai but also what they're trying to do on the inside and we're not gonna see larry ogan jobe tomorrow all accounts. He's had a marvelous camp but it's pretty good test for a unit that is under the microscope this year. It's a wide receiver group. That is really damn good can do a lot of different things and you might not get tampa bay's best for a long stretch of time. Let's face it. The secondary for this team at least corners are represent a huge question. Mark right you possibly can have three corners that start week one. That didn't play for this team last year. One of whom didn't play a snap in two thousand twenty so we start to get some answers. The good news. Is you heard tony. Talk about this. Twenty minutes ago by a church. Adobe mike hilton so far have by all accounts had a very very good camp. Let's see them get thrown to the wolves against tampa bay team. That obviously has some very good pass. Catchers big question about this team has been linebacker for a long time to what degree is giovanni. Bernard gonna get a chance to show buccaneers fans. What we know he can do which is make plays in space. I don't know but when he's given the ball in space. Let's see if the bengals linebacker can make a tackle. I think. Logan wilson as a chance to be really really good but you talk about a position where they just kind of said this year. You know what we're good. We got so much other stuff to fix. We're gonna arrest with who who have probably going to have to linebackers on the field at any given time. Let's see if these guys can make a in space offensively. This is maybe the biggest story tomorrow night. How do things unfold at right guard both in terms of deployment of playing time but also how effective each guy is. I don't get the sense. That michael jordan is at the top of the depth chart because he's wowing people it feels like. He's at the top of the depth chart because neither xavier so othello or more importantly jackson carmen have grabbed the starting gig jackson. Carmen who thus far by many accounts has not had a great camp is get his first taste of nfl action. Tomorrow we have for the most part heard can't dispatches we've seen the first depth chart we've gotten a sense of who's gotten the most snaps tomorrow night we get a chance to watch things unfold against another. Nfl team and you know. Look let's face it for as much as we've talked about jim. As the two thousand twenty one bengals draft choice that a lot of the thinking revolved around was always going to be the guy. They took to be the first offensive lineman taken by them in this draft then ends up. Being jackson carbon. Ken he play week one. Can he helped this year. Does he look physically overwhelmed does do we just dismiss the idea of him helping this team early in the season based on what we see one preseason game or do all of the things that have been said and written about him during practice fade away because he has a strong showing tomorrow night. I don't know the answer. I can't wait to find out starting tomorrow evening on a more macro level. This sounds pretty obvious. And it sounds pretty simple and i will admit to you that i don't have a like a rolodex or catalog of emotions that i have felt after preseason games over the last few years and obviously we didn't have any preseason games last year but it has been awhile since i walked away from a preseason game and thought the bengals that was pretty pretty. Well organized pretty thorough. Pretty good preseason effort none of us make a big deal about results of games in the preseason. But you know what. I want to do on on saturday night. Walk away from that game going. Yeah that team passed the eye test. That team didn't look discombobulated. They looked well organized. They looked. Well coached. That is a subjective thing and that that also may involve players. Who have no chance of playing for this team this season. You might do that and still think this team is gonna stink. You might not do that and still think the team has got a chance to be pretty good but i just. I'd like to walk away from for a season that is is going to be. I think that that go a long way. Toward determining things like zach. Taylor's future and how we feel about the direction this club moving forward. It would be nice to walk away from tomorrow night just feeling like you know what that was a pretty good performance. Pretty good performance doesn't mean they.
"mike hilton" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"But yeah. I mean it's kind of vague that's exciting. That's that's like coach tomlin one. Oh one right there. Well he doesn't have to say anything about injuries deger specific as he wants. Yeah maybe it was just me that. I thought that that was interesting. That it wasn't say none. I mean you would imply that. He was talking about an injury but he doesn't really say it's interesting balaj ballots. Whatever you wanna call. I think i have him on the list. Because i think he's going to be something to watch. He's yeah everyone's been talking about him since mandatory minicamp. Let's go to defense brian. He got on defense to watch buddy. Johnson i wanna see what this guy has right. Yeah absolutely i mean he. He'll probably play the entire second half so you'll see a lot. I want to see him too. That's a given. What about you dave defender. Can i give you two well. We're gonna go around again but you can cut say too. I said this on the scarborough show. This is what i want to see. I want to see cam sutton. And james pierre as the to outside corners. Both of them out there at the same time to get more of a sample size. And then i'd like to see him. Switzerland's that's what. I'd like to see see them each work each side to of that of of just seeing what you have in your in your starting who could be starting outside corner because why not. I mean if you're saying they're both going for the for the same position doesn't mean that you have to leave one of them on the on the bench while the other ones out there because you wanna both in that same side of the field. I'd like to see both out there at the same time and just kind of see how things work. So that's why like to look at now. I had james my list for sure and someone that i wanna see. But i don't know. Did he practice. The antoine brooks junior practice today. Dave i did not have him as if someone not practicing that i can remember. I'd have to double check here. He's one that if he's playing. I really want to see what he can do because he deb. That hit me like a ton of bricks. When i found out that he was getting the first shot at mike hilton his job. In the nicholas. What antoine brooks junior reportedly. He's lost weight he's improved. His athlete is his speed his agility. He's a lot lighter I wanna see what antoine junior do people forget. This guy didn't even make the team last season at a camp. He was cut signed to the practice. Squad promoted unstuck. So i'm gonna say anton books junior brian. Do you have anyone else on the defense side. The football you're looking forward to seeing quincy rochet hugh from the year. I wanna see this guy. I think he's a dynamic. Pass rusher and i think he's the kind of guy that could have multiple sacks in the preseason. I mean granted. He might be he might be the yuji three with just a lot of action because you three had a lot of a lot of sacks and a lot of tackles that year but he was laying a good bit of the two thousand nineteen preseason. I would think hugh gets a lot of actions. Well has anyone heard. I did say that bob route liberal pumped up cue from the you a little bit in a post practice pros camp video. I have not heard a thing about him. Otherwise anyone anything. Because they're all focused on ingram and highsmith remind get it. I've heard more about Who's the guy that ah jones jamir jamir and i have quincy rochet. It's just weird. That's all i'm sentences. Weird latinos picks. You wonder if the steelers are trying to not make him be noticed as much. Because you know you've got to remember this is the preseason goes on some of these guys at the steelers think are but they don't think they have room for they might wanna not highlight so much in order to get them on the practice would see i look at it. See my conspiracy theorist mind goes the other way i see bob lab arreola as a steelers employees like we drafted this kid. Someone's got to say something good for us. We're going to look like a bunch of idiots of likely iowa. Go ahead dave's did you have another one. I mean i said to before. I could save more honestly. I would like to see you know. I think miles gilbert is gonna get to play an awful lot of strong safety. He's been getting a lot of work with the ones because we found out yesterday that we know before the throw. Edmunds had had surgery obstacle. I am so we know that now that that's why kill has been getting a lot there and which is interesting because i don't know if he's a guy that they even considered for that slot position but because he's playing in place of edmonds. He hasn't had the chance yet if you know what i mean. It's really interesting. Because you brought that up about brooks. It sounds like i wonder if they're not. They might not even want to run the same player in the slot all the time. Because are they wanting to do use the slot as a mike hilton type slots or they actually wanted to use the slot as more of a coverage slot not more like a slot backer as some people have said. I mean if you want someone that's more that's more like a linebacker can blitz help with the run and can can take the short acting routes that makes sense that that they would look for. Someone like antoine brooks junior. But i just want to have an idea of who was. You could possibly see their well. That's one of the person on my list. Is arthur let of like the forgotten free agent acquisition. No one talks about arthur maleta. I i kind of really started to enjoy what he brings to the table at least on paper on film on jeffrey benedict did is film room breakdown when they signed him. What is arthur millette. Bring to the steelers defense. You can google that and you'll see his article look it up. He breaks down the film when he was with the new york jets. He could play the slot. He can play safety very versatile. And i heard mega fitzpatrick talking about in the other day after practice saying that they meaning brooks and millette are two different completely different players that bring completely different components to depositions. Dave i agree with you. I wouldn't be shocked if they have. I guess you wanna call the big nickel and a small nickel where this sly defenders do. Different things do different things. Okay all right very good any anyone else that we haven't mentioned that you're looking for scenes. I don't know some someone from peter gallery. I was trying to find the mute. Can and we're back to control your kids brian. All right anyone else. You're excited to see play on thursday. Could be offense defense yoohoo. I'm going to say go ahead. No just go. And i'm special teams. Let him go. Yeah.
"mike hilton" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"In case your first time listening we've had a lot of people join us during the season last year in twenty twenty one that weren't with us during training camp. If you're one of those people just understand the training camp recap is really just a chance for me to let you know what's going on a practice. These will only be happening when the steelers actually practice. Obviously there's not gonna be news when they have the day off in the steelers. Were back on the field for the very first time. They reported on wednesday. Thursday was their very first time at practice. And it wasn't saint vincent college it wasn't latrobe. Pa but there was a lot of news happening amongst the pittsburgh steelers. And i'm going to break it down for you in simple terms is what you need to know The steelers after practice did have three three people. I should say three very important. People available for in-person media. It was actually the first time since two thousand nineteen you know. Mike tomlin stood in front of reporters. They weren't that close but he stood in front of reporters. So mike tomlin office. He spoke to ben. Rothlisberger and t. j. watt. Were the three people that spoke after practice on thursday so a couple of things of note The first thing that came that was really noticeable for me. Was that This mike tomlin said the kendrick green. Everyone's thinking could this guy be the center for the steelers in week. One what he said he is going to be the starter at center at least for week. One of the preseason. He also said the big. Dan more could start at tackle. I'm not sure if it was left to right tackle. But he did say the kendra kendrick green but dan more could be starting as well And then you got a feel for already early in training camp. There were some that were getting into like kendra green guy first team snaps. He dealt with ben rothlisberger on thursday rothlisberger said. Although it's not pouncey he said that Kendrick green communicated did all the calls. They didn't fumble a snap. So good i start for kendrick green but then also antoine brooks junior six round draft pick at a twenty and the twenty twenty draft out of maryland. You know how. Mike tomlin loves disturbs. He intercepted rothlisberger from the slot and rothlisberger. He said quote. He's filling mike hilton shoes. Who's been a rock on that defense for him to make that play. I was happy for him. And then also jim wechsel of twenty four seven. Sports said rothlisberger appeared frustrated by sensational diving interception by slot corner. Antoine brooks dens. Eddie was just amazed and was complimenting. Mike hilton's heir apparent a larkin change in the course of a preseason in training camp folks but it seems like the steelers are giving that first shot at that slot cornerback to antoine brooks junior. Some people thought it might be james pierre. Some people thought it might be someone like marcus allen no antoine brooks junior is getting the first look and he is seems to be making the most out of its keep that a minds to file it away. It's only day one. I don't wanna make too much video out of this but still something. No worthy also tj. Watts new deal might. Tom was asked about that. And he said quote. I'm sure that process will run. Its course and we'll have something to announce That's interesting. I didn't expect a contract to be done before the season. But maybe it will. Ben rothlisberger took to the podium and he was asked about some of the off season in a narratives supposedly involving his ability and his physique etc and he said quote are things being said about me nationally and then with a smile said well. What's new ben rothlisberger. Understand what's being said about him folks. If you're someone that's sitting there thinking how does not know he knows and he is. Trust me he's motivated to go out and show people that he is still capable of getting the job done. Speaking of rothlisberger a lot of people are wondering will he be able to learn nat canada's offense. It is different. It is complex. No one really knows exactly what it's going to look like rothlisberger certainly does he was asked about how he's learning all the formations. The new verbiage play calls. I mean this guy's going into his eighteenth year in the national football league actually said that his daughter helped him make flash cards and he said quote. There's been some quizzes with a smile. Devon bush if you didn't read the article on behind steel curtain dot com. He was told that he's basically been fully cleared medically with his knee. That he won't be you know. Have any downtime. Before he's able to practice he should be given the green light right away. Zach banner also ahead of schedule. Zero steeler players will be starting camp on the pup list the physically unable to perform list. That is great news for the steelers to not have anyone. That's dealing with a major injury. Early on now kevin and didn't work today. He didn't practice today. Said he's dealing with something that something is not serious enough to put them on the publis. I wouldn't put too much stock into that something. That was interesting. That i thought of it. i was curious. Did the steelers know about vince. Williams thinking about retirement according to mark bali of the athletic. He said it sounds like the steelers. Had no idea that vince williams retiring until yesterday. That's really interesting to me. Really interesting to me. And so Maybe he didn't tell them maybe he didn't know i'm not saying it's his fault. I'm not saying that anyone is to blame but very interesting news there. If the steelers had no clue that vince williams was about to hang it. Up tomlin. Mike tomlin was asked about the new offense of line in he did not Splice words he said quote. We don't have the bar set too high. We were last in the league in rushing. We have nowhere to go but up with certain aspects of that. Yeah i hope that that's the way they view it as they can only go up but at the same time we hope that they they don't just move up a little bit. They actually thrive. That's that's the hope that is the hope. And then lastly in like. I said there wasn't a ton of news coming out of this first day of camp There are some steelers that will be wearing new numbers. Some people like the jersey. Some people want to go out and buy a bunch of jersey. so in case you're interested like new. Newly-acquired melvin ingram. Outside linebacker will wear number eight number eight this is. He's taking advantage that new. Nfl rule where linebackers are allowed to wear single digit numbers. He wore number. Eight trade turner. But we're never fifty one. That's really weird for me. When i think fifty one i think james farrior But still fifty one and yeah a buddy johnson. The rookie from texas am fourth round. Pick is also wearing number fifty one He's on the other side so something's gonna give but honestly if the rookie makes the team he will probably not be too attached to that number if trae turner wants it. We'll keep it that way. Kicker sam sloman. Who is basically a camp unless chris boswell gets hurt is gonna wear sixteen and also newly acquired offense attack. Oh chaz green is wearing number seventy four so for all you jersey fans out there. There's your jersey fixing all those new numbers the pittsburgh steelers. I wanna make this very clear. The pittsburgh steelers have not released. That i've seen any type of schedule for training camp when they're at latrobe. There is a clear cut. The players are working out this day this day off this day this day this day. Preseason game i have not seen anything like that. So i wanna be able to say. Check me tomorrow. For another training camp recap but if they give him the day off and there won't be a training camp recap so your best bet is to check out behind.
"mike hilton" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Of of what happened here. Yeah absolutely and i will tell you that the n. Actually thought they were trying to make him make for sam to make the decision for them I surprised on one hand But not because they did eventually do what i thought they would do. but You know they knew they had to do something with that salary. Cap hit but wanting Feeling that they were in position to move on from him With all the changes they were make gang or thought they were going to have to make a turns out some of those they didn't I'm certainly not surprised that he's back. I expected that all along. But i have to admit that i was a little surprised that there was some hesitation. I always thought it would be. Ben would go out on ben's terms and nobody else is in for a while. It looked like it looked like it wasn't going to be on his terms. What did you make their off-season in pittsburgh. Well the funny thing is is. They fought a lot of the changes. Were going to be on offense and not on defense. They thought you know maybe ben was going to be gone. They knew they were going to move on from james conner. They thought you to sniff Shuster would be gone. They knew markey's pouncey was going to retire. And of course that happened and did move on from james connor but the funny thing is is a lot of their changes. Dan ended up being on defense. They lost three starters They kind of anticipated that might happen with duprey. And maybe even Mike hilton but now you throw in retirement. Yesterday of vince williams. You know a guy that they had released after season decided to bring back just to kind of plug that hole for one more year and then he retires on them. So i think their offense Yeah there's a lot of changes. They weren't counting on david decastro moving on from him. That was injury related So the changes on the offensive line. They kinda somewhat knew that was going to happen. But they didn't plan on castro so some of those changes they counted on sunday. Didn't i think they're better offensively. I think there are a little a little less Ferocious on defense. Let me get a quick hit on the other teams in the division. Let's start with the bengals. What do you expect well. Until they show that they can move up to be a five hundred ballclub. I'll wait and see it's kind of like the browns two years ago. The browns at the show me they could do it again and they did But i i mean. I like joe borough. I think he's going to be fantastic quarterback. I hated to see the injury last year. Hate to see that happen to any kind of promising young star. I think they'll be better. But i mean i think. The browns are legit and ravens. The ravens the ravens are very much like steelers. Even when you don't think they're going to be very good they're good that's just that's a salute our organization. But there's no reason to think look. I'm not going to sit here and pronounce. The steelers are going to super bowl. But as i tell everybody. Dan i mean who would have thought they'd start eleven and last year who thought they'd go twelve and four and win the division. I can tell you not too. Many people certainly around here and my feeling has always been as long as you have number seven you not out of any game and you're not out of its jerry great to talk to you and hopefully we'll catch up with you during the season we appreciate your time ya dan anytime a good to chat with you business. Roundtable stands with the millions of americans across the nation calling for policing reform. We urge members of congress to continue working together to pass. Bipartisan policing legislation. That can be signed into law before. August recess paid for by business roundtable looking for a way to make online learning a better option for your family when it comes to virtual learning experience batters tuition-free k. Twelve powered schools are ready to put over twenty years of experience to work for you giving your child the personalized learning. They deserve without disruptions with a k. Twelve powered school students gain the skills. They need to be prepared for their next steps in life building a better future for each one of us. K twelve education for any one learn more at k twelve dot com..
"mike hilton" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"I would read a bunch of his film. Melvin anger is just an edge. Rusher he lines up the interior sometimes on passing down. They've used him as an off all linebacker and he's even had an interception in doing that so that's nothing you'd ask him to do. Like every player twenty snaps the game. But you could rotate him in there and help out in that position he could be part of the answer. And all of that's going to be determined over the next couple of weeks of camp Leading into the hall of fame. Game i think. Then that's when the then we'll see the steelers. Okay who's out there who needs to make a move you know what other team what are other teams desperate for we saw cam acres. He's he's out for the season with achilles injury. People were speckling osceola. Should send betty smell to the rams. There might be a deal like that. In in a whole bunch of other position there might be a team. That's like hey we'll give you such set for jane's washington because our receivers that went down. Those are all things that can play on. That's one thing that i've learned to my time covering and following it studying the steelers don't commit to something or commit to and i did. This is definitely the thing because there's way too many possibilities out there kevin colbert. He keeps all doors open so that he can make the move that he wants to make the pets better organization. All right we got. We got a superstar here. Real quick chris. How do you feel about our defensive backs at this point. Especially at cornerback. I i think steelers. They got a really good situation going on here. A lotta people are sleeping on. 'cause they lost even nelson. They lost mike hilton But this is a. This is a team. I'm higher on joe haden than most people are like. Oh he's gonna fall off that cliff. Joe hayden is not a guy that ever relied on his speed even when he was at his youngest at his best in the league he was a guy that was all about positioning technique. Handwork footwork. Being the smarter guy on the field and winning those battles he still that player. When i see that happen then i'll i'll i'll check it opposite. Okay he's done. But i don't see that happening anytime soon. Four joe joe haden. I actually think he's going to be a guy that can be relied upon Moving moving moving forward. I also see karen sudden. He's a guy that i've been really ecstatic about over the over the past Over the ever since he was a rookie in fact in his rookie season in that same bengals game we. We're talking about a. He took over. Joe haden for a half and had to cover. Aj green and look just fine doing it over the years. He's found ways to make himself valuable. I think he's going to be solid now. One thing that. I keep reminding people about the slot quarterback what about my killed and he did so much i agree. Mike hiltons a favorite people to talk to in the locker room because he was very open. He talked about a lot of technique yet great instincts. He understands football he's a very high q. Are very high. Iq when it comes to football and life things but With mike don't forget he was an undrafted free agent free agent limit when they brought him in. You know he was a guy that they came in and in camp earned his mainstay. That's what they're expecting to come out of Brown a traynor with a james. Pierre was some of those guys are gonna have to step up this year. I wouldn't be surprised one or two of them. Do and don't forget justin lane still out there fighting for his for his nfl career. So there's gonna be a couple of guys to step up there. And i think what makes this a lot better is knowing that you have a makeup fitzpatrick behind you. Terrell edmonds very solid strong safety despite what many people might say but minkah fitzpatrick when you have the best in football columnist shots playing the deep ball back there you as a cornerback. Feel much more comfortable being aggressive playing your role and making plays. I think this is a lot better than people. Get credit for if i can follow up on that You brought up. James pierre and i state that that I know there is a james pierre hype train running pretty seriously around pittsburgh right now i actually after the after the playoff loss i had to do a film on that game and i was like i don't even know what to write about and i ended up writing an article about james pierre as one of the few bright spots that occurred in that game and since one of the things i've been thinking about is he had so few snaps and the season but when you go through and look at each snap. His film is really good like he did a great job in the limited time he played. I'm used to short sample size being like okay. This person put up good numbers good stats in a short sample size. What how do you deal with analyzing a player who was put up really good film in a short sample size. Does that does that translate. Is that going to say. Hey this guy should be this good next year or are there. Are there things that we have to be cautious about when looking at his film and saying wow this did. This kid is smart. He's a good player. I mean you should always be cautious when looking at a small sample size. If he that peyton hillis will be the greatest running back of all time if you remember him from his browns days. That was quickly short-lived But i will say this jean-pierre the things that i saw about him. Good technique was solid following through on basic cornerback fundamentals In those things that that that chat transition into your future and if he can build on that that solid. I can tell you. I watched this man play in. Minicamp granted no pads football in shorts but he was active the hype that you're hearing about it. I was like i chris. Carter was given a thumbs up behind that hype now my colleague. Tony sereno when. We're on the lockdown steelers. Podcast e believes in the james pierre hype train. He's at the official starter of that. He started months ago and he continues to believe that he's going to be the next rod woodson with the running joke there but i do. I do think that he's going to be a better contributor. That people give him credit for This year what's gonna be. Interesting is a when he comes to camp. How consistent is he does. He maintain how he looked at minicamp. Be when he does get in. The game does he. Stick to those fundamentals as you communicate. Well is he on the same page with everyone else immensely. Does he get lost in the sauce when he starts to get more saps. If you see that all those things start to check the boxes he could end up being like you know what when. Joe hayden's done camp sutton might be the number one and he might be the number two and we have no problem with that and that could be the next you know big story of the steelers like hey guys that ford their way forward like vince williams that you didn't you didn't think that they were gonna be a star on your team are consistent starter for you. Know a better part of a decade. That's what he can work his way into. But we have a long before we go there. I liked the fundamentals i see. I like the understanding of the game. That i see..
"mike hilton" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"So we'll have to see with with what's going on at the cornerback position our quarterbacks going to be able to throw faster against the steelers in there for they're not going to get those sack and pressure numbers that they would otherwise i don't know but then you also bring back devon bush. I laid this out on a previous episode that when it came to the numb strictly with the numbers when it came to sacks the where the steeler saw the biggest drop off was after the loss of devon bush not not after losing my hidden not in games where they lost buddy pre but where you saw the biggest difference was not having devon bush now seven bush was always there with those other two. So it's just it is what it is but that's the numbers that's the number. So do i think the steelers could improve on their pressures and their sacks and they're and they're hurries and things like that. I think you're going to see higher numbers strictly because of the seventeen game schedule. But what's most important is that you look at those percentages. How're those percentages looking like that. Thirty five point one percent pressuring dad last year. They don't have to improve it. they don't have to go up. Five percent dated from twenty nine hundred. Twenty twenty if they just maintain that that would still be fantastic or even a slight improvement would be wonderful so to me. Looking at the steelers defense is looking at the strength of this team. And so many people were down on the steelers. And they talked about ben rothlisberger and i talked about the offensive line. That talk about this talk about that but really the big thing is the defense and the defense. Every lost that they had was a calculated loss. They knew they couldn't afford bud. Dupree and that's part of the reason why he drafted alex smith the year before and if alex smith wouldn't have had the season that he did last year they probably would've looked for ed rusher higher in this draft to help replace to pre the fact that they didn't tell you that they think that they have something in outside smith and the steelers could have signed mike hilton camp sudden and chose not to. They chose gamespot sutton over mike hilton. The steelers chose to make steven nelson a cap casualty. That's what that was the decision they made so they and they didn't go out and add anyone. Major i mean that like arthur millette in the mix is like one of the additions that they had came from another team but really they didn't go out and make any big splash moods which tells you. They're pretty happy with what they have in general. So i'm i'm still looking at this defense to lead the way for twenty twenty one and i'm really hoping that it's their pressure sacks all those things that they do with getting the quarterback whether they're having to do with the blitz or out the blitz i don't wanna see them having to blitz on every play in order to have any success But it does seem that when they do. They are getting some overall success. And that's what we want to see based on the numbers so those are my geeky numbers for you this week. I hope they weren't too geeky. And i still want to ask if you can sti superfan dad. That's my twitter handle s. t. l. Ourse superfan dad at gmail.com. My email hit me up asking you stats question. i'll give credit for. It will dive into the numbers. And then we'll get into real steelers football for twenty twenty one. So i can't wait to get back to you next week because the steelers might already be meeting at the facility by that time and i know in two weeks already practiced.
"mike hilton" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"Today as you know we are breaking down my kind of expectations. And what i wanna see out of the defensive side of the football we got through the defensive line in the linebackers both spots so far and are kind of looking at the defensive backs and really. There's probably the most amount of question marks out of any position on this defense of course in the secondary One guy that we know won't have any question marks surrounding him as we start with. The corners is joe haden. he's been a fixture of the steelers secondary for a very long time. Now i do believe this is year five for joe. Hayden as pittsburgh steelers. Cornerback whether or not this is last year. Doing it remains to be seen. But he is a voice in that locker room and really. He's he's been the steelers best corner since he signed in this team five years ago. So i want to see out of joe is if he's still got it and if he can still play at a high level i wanna see the steelers put some money down on the table and keep joe haden on this team until he doesn't have it anymore. He's a guy that i think means way too much to this roster he's beloved by everyone in the nfl. He's one of the very few guys that i've never heard a negative thing. Said about really the only two guys. I can think of that or like that larry fitzgerald. Joe haden beloved across the entire. Nfl it doesn't matter what team you play for. It could be a bitter bitter rival. We know he left the browns but browns fans still love that guy. People love joe haden he. He means too much in that locker room. He means too much on the field if he can still go. I wanna see the steelers. Joe haden and play out his days as a member of the pittsburgh steelers and i want to see them. Get him a playoff win. He's still hasn't wanna playoff game in his career. That is a tragedy boy. Oh boy i wanna see that guy get a ring it if anything. But we'll start with the playoff game. Pass joe hayme because we know. He's the constant in the cornerback. Room the new guy that will be a starter outside of joe. Hain one mr cam son. He got the extension steven nelson got the boot. How does he. Oh good cam son can be. I wanna see if he can do better than steven nelson. Of course the steelers kind of hitch their wagon a camp sutton as their new starter. They didn't drafting one until very late in the draft. And even then. I'm not sure if traynor norwood is a corner. I think he's more of a safety. But again mike tomlin called swiss army knife. We will have to see on. Traynor would but i really do wanna see what cam sutton now will do as a starting corner. He's looked really good at times playing the outside. It'll be interesting. Of course james peer. He might as jeffrey benedict film guru at behind the steel curtain house said james. Peer might have the best technique when it comes this team which is crazy to think of an undrafted free agent from a year ago having that much talent so there might be an open competition here but by all means kempson has a contract. He is going to have the first crack at the starting job if he can be as good as steven nelson for a fraction of the price my word. What a win for the pittsburgh steelers that would change everything. Kam-sun maybe he's the guy that can finally reverse the curse of the steelers drafting corners. They haven't got one in a very long time. I guess since. I taylor but cam son. He has the potential to be the first drafted corner since then to look good in the secondary for the pittsburgh steelers so by all means i think all steeler fans are rooting for cam son to do. Just that after cam son. We know there's a massive hole in that nickel spot sutton was kind of the backup their gill really camp sutton was coming back. Spot in the secondary last year but The steelers lose. Mike cam sons more than likely playing on the outside. What does that mean for the nickel position. We know the steelers defense kind of changed a little bit when they found mike hilton as an undrafted. Free agent who bounced around from a couple of teams. They were able to develop defense. Were the nickel corner. Can go hunt quarterbacks. Really that was exciting and something. Not many teams really know teams have ever done so it. It changed the secondary two of the things really. There's two big factors here at that nickel corner position number one will the steelers try to run the same scheme and i really. That comes down to who the player at that spot is going to be the traditional corner coral. That's more of a coverage guy or if they want that guy to continue to hunt the quarterback and really by the sounds of some of these press conferences. It sounds like the steelers still want. That guy hunt. Quarterbacks do they have that person on roster is at arthur. Millette is a trucker brown. Is james peer heck cam sudden bunk down in those packages. We are not certain. Of course. I guess that will be answered. Come week one. Once we find out how this team plans to roll out there the players right now. We don't know the answer either. That so really number one was a scheme and number two is who is that guy going to be and can they be just as good as my kiln. Which really kind of an absurd statement. Mike hilton he was the only guy that's ever been able to play that job before. Hopefully the steelers have been able to find that guy. We know they desperately have been looking. They signed. I believe six defensive backs in undrafted free agency so by all means they are desperately looking for that guy to take over that role. There's a ton of guys on the roster that are going to have a crack at it is just up to the steelers to fine the best guy for that job. The last thing. I want to see out of the corner back. Position is how this depth chart is going to kinda roll out here. Oh boy it's going to be one of those kind of interesting things to see how everything plays out with the starters first of law but right now it seems james peer might be the number one backup when it comes to the outside corners and then beyond that. It's a ton of question marks and it's one of the things. I'm going to bring up again when we get to the safeties but really all these defensive back spots while it seems like we know who the starter or the most likely starters going to be when it comes to backup if there's an injury huge question marks. We don't know who those guys are going to be. And of course the steelers have a ton of young guys in the building. Now that are going to compete for those jobs. So we're just going to have to sit back and watch how plays out. But the way this depp chart rounds out is going to mean a lot. There's no way every single one of the pittsburgh steelers starters are going to remain healthy so it's one of those things to look out for whether or not they to bring in another guy through free agency before we get We get to training camp even after training camp kind of remains to be seen. We know that teams cut and is of course what forty seven players get cut each by each and every team each and every year so there could be some decent secondary guys in the market that the steelers could chase at that point but right now they don't really have that kind of flashy name. Maybe james pierre is. He looked really good in in one football game. The sample size isn't quite there yet. But we need to figure out this step chart the lowest position group. I wanna talk to you. Guys today about are the steelers safeties. We know minkah. Fitzpatrick is an absolute beast. He's one of the best players on this team. He's one of the best young players in the nfl today. On all pro a stud. He changed his team the second they traded for them. What what value the steelers got just a single first round..
"mike hilton" Discussed on Cincy Jungle
"It's anthony because with the orange. Bike insider bengals podcasts. It feels like it has been a year and a day. Since i have taken the area and or we've talked and bengals with you and i guess i should start off with a little bit of an apology on that front. Because we had a great show lined up for alaska last wednesday and i unfortunately had a little bit of a sudden in freak injury. Occur to me on that day So i apologize. We did not take the apologize. It's been awhile since we have not taken the air. I'm still recovering from that. Still trying to find out more about what happened with me personally but At any at any rate i You know just trying to hang in there a little bit in and work through it. But i apologize to the listeners. Because we had everything set up and then it was just kind of a freak deal and Went to the er and the whole thing so not not fun but getting through it and happy to be back talking with you. All about the bengals about mandatory minicamp and all kinds of different things going on with the cincinnati bengals with the afc north with the rest of the nfl. There's a lot of news to get to. it's been an entire week. i can't even can't even believe it. It's been an entire week before we get to the news. I want to let you know aside from this show. We've got a big show plan for tomorrow. We have lyndsey patterson prominent espn espn prominent cincinnati sports media member and You see her all over the place. Bengals beat podcast. Cincinnati inquirer all kinds of different places. So we are excited to have her on the program and talk with her about the sights and sounds from. Ota's mandatory mini camp and everything. So we've got that show and then we will be doing listener. Questions live where we answer your questions live on the air on friday so join us for that submit some questions beforehand and have yours answered on the air. Let's start were. Here's here's what we're gonna do. We're going to start with the kind of general news with the bengals. Some things that have been happening over the past couple of days. And then we'll go into the we'll go into the A slash mandatory mini camp updates and things that we are seeing there. And what you know. What all kinds of different things that are happening there. So let's get it going here. I'm trying to pull up one quick thing before we do in we'll get it set up Let's start if if we can with a little bit of some stuff. That kind of came out yesterday. This is we gotta share this for a variety of reasons. But we want to share this. Because he's one of our personal favorites on this program. He's been on our show. I guess i think it's been three times now. Mike daniels one of our very favorites. Great great guy. He's incredibly personable guy and A good football player. A good solid guy in the bengals locker room This is something through the player's tribune. Where players right kind of their own articles and put it out there. A lot of are long form type articles but this is on cincy. Jungle dot com. Mike daniels calls for juneteenth to be a federal holiday and you can see the entire kind of what his way his take on this growing up and why he thinks it should be a federal holiday. It is june nineteenth Can we won't go through through the full history lesson here. But i do recommend that you read. His article on the players tribune. There's a bit more on cincy. Jungle dot com. Obviously you can see june. nineteenth eighteen. Sixty five is is the date in history but It's it's a really really neat article from a guy who just is incredibly charismatic and has been a great addition to the bengals football team. So we would be remiss if we did not at least highlight this a little bit in in and tell you all about it. If you haven't seen it to go to the player's tribune. Or since he don't go dot com. It's linked the article it to the players tribune in checkout. What mike daniels wrote about juneteenth very very just an important article and a very good read by one of our favorites on the team. The bengals are also working with in case you have not heard. This is since jungle as well working with five coaches in the nfl's minority fellowship program. There is one named mike brown. But not that mike. Brown is our our chief. Jason markham notes in the article on cincy jungled dot com. Coaching interns kenny. Ray augusta's who is a co defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at mckendry university Larry black i believe this is larry black who actually made a stop. Yeah went went on to sign with the bengals college free agent. He was a guy I think it was. He was chronicled in the bengals. Second hard knocks where he had. He was one of those guys that everybody was kind of pulling for. Unfortunately had a pretty bad injury but has gotten into. Coaching is the defensive line coach at the university of toledo. So bengals are bringing him back in this coaching program. Mike brown wide receivers coach at the university of cincinnati Tessa grossman a grad assistant in sports performance coach at illinois state university A graduate of dartmouth college which i believe runs pretty prominent dartmouth college alums in the brown family. So they've got a good A good pulse on things there. Steve langa hopefully. I am pronouncing that correctly. Offensive quality control coach at the university of north texas And then It is bill. Welsh bill walsh fellowship program. Obviously bill walsh spent some time with the cincinnati bengals so the bengals bringing in five Coaching interns. They're pretty cool stuff. There's been a lot of talk. I think the last time. Unfortunately not last wednesday but the wednesday prior we talked about jesse bates in his ranking in this pf system and all this kind of stuff but basically there is some good news here. The bengals secondary overall is listed in the top. Half by of the nfl by pro football. Focus you know. Say what you want about that but that does speak a little bit of volumes. Based on the fact that the bengals lost william jackson top corner they did bring into dobie a ymca. They did they're getting back. Trae wayne's they brought in mike hilton. They added von bell last year. Of course they have jesse bay twos emerging as one of the best defensive players in all of football it the unit ranks fifteenth in the nfl by pro football focus. Ben lindsey of pro. Football focus writes quote a collection of secondary starters that includes trains to dobie a woozy. Mike hilton von bell won't necessarily scare opponents but there aren't many weak links in this group. Either the bengals have done a good job. Solidifying the unit through free agency over the past few offseasons. It kinda reminds me a little bit with the bengals. Have done in the secondary this year. If you go back to like the first few years of the andy dalton era member. They lost jonathan joseph. We'll have more on him and a little bit. They lost johnson joseph to free agency. They got like nate clements. They got terence. Newman they've got reggie nelson. That was in twenty ten and they kind of collected these guys via trades and free agency. And all this kind of stuff and all of a sudden day You know they ended up kind of piecing together through different means a pretty solid secondary. Not one that was absolutely outstanding but one that played pretty. Well under mike zimmer and obviously that's the hope here with this group performing well under lou room. Oh mike zimmer was familiar with quite a few of those guys in that secondary before he got to the bengals in now You know this is kind of a little bit of a similar deal. Flew in a remote guys. He's comfortable with familiar with all that stuff. So pro. football focus has the bengals secondary ranked fifteenth with their rankings..
"mike hilton" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"For the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland second down in 10 from the Steeler 46 main field is in the guy for receivers deployed shotgun snap 2nd 10 short pass inside the number. A stationary catch of the 40 yard line is made by Hooper the tight end. Every game has switched to the Pittsburgh Steeler 40. Tony. This is what the Browns like to do. They like to play 12 personnel. That's one back too tight ends too wide receivers but technical empty and look for the match up because this feels to be in regular personnel, So they're big people out there a bunch of linebackers and they're trying to get matchups there and don't watch out because sometimes they catch Jarvis Landry on one of the linebackers happened last week in the game, and they spoke, took advantage of a third down and four Cleveland at the Pittsburgh 40 after the interception hunt. Beside a Mayfield in the gun receiver in motion. Five man rush shotguns quick throughout the middle. It's part grabbed by Landry 30 minutes and tackle missing 20 goes to the timbers to the first sideline. The five points in the tank with two runs into the end zone. Touchdown. A 40 yard catching one touchdown on a pears from Baker Mayfield. Jarvis Landry. It's 13 you nothing. The Cleveland Browns with 10 37 to play in the first They're going to take Jarvis Landry and motion across the formation. He's one on one. It's man coverage against Mike Hilton, Nickel and help just gets a place playing way out to out far outside his leverage. It's a simple slam pattern, but there's so much space.
"mike hilton" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Eight of 12 for 87 yards. Fordham has six targets. He has five receptions. And 67 yards receiving here in the opening to quarters. Well, and you see what happens when you give any of these talented quarterbacks, a clean pocket and the opportunity to stand up look downfield and let his receivers run their routes. Garson wins Now, two straight strikes hasn't had the pressure when you see Pittsburgh pulled off the gas and drop into zone if same thing happened last time. Against the Houston Texans. You've got the Pittsburgh defence breaking character Looks like the pressure in on this from the 47 2nd. One wants to throw pick Ball right side overshot the intended target, Zachary, the 65 tight end Mike Hilton was draped over him defensively. Ring on third down in the yard. For Philadelphia trails by three But you still got 31 here. Manageable conversion. Keep this drive going. Try to end with spin with points. One more time. Out of the disposal case. You're wondering Jake Elliott's career long is a 61 yard field goal a couple of seasons ago. From the Eagle's 47 31 handed off the Sanders 20 left side. First down and across midfield. Sanders. It's just enough, but Dupri tackles him from behind. It's a gain of four. For the Eagles, and the drive continues, and they'll use their final time out with 27 seconds remaining in the second quarter. So now, if you're the Pittsburgh defense coming into a scenario like this, you would circle you would circle Zach Ertz and say double him and we've got them licked. But right now, you've got a look at what's happened early in this game, and Carson winces distributing the ball effectively late here in this first half, especially to Travis Volga, But he's also got connections with John Hightower's well. So now you have to honor this Philadelphia attack a little more honestly hurts with one catch of the day for six yards. 17 14, Pittsburgh..
"mike hilton" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"It's four o'clock, and it's time for football and four got on. Miller is gonna be a football for K Away. Five man pressure lock avoids the sack in the backfield, but I can And fumbles the football. The ball bounces around, stooped up by the Steelers, and that's gonna be the first turnover of the game hooked up by Mike Hilton. The nickel back lock stepped out of a would be tackled but lost his footing and then at the ball, knocked out of his hands in Pittsburgh will have the game's first turnover. Shotgun time for Bristol, the backup quarterback takes the snap Looks left throws one wide open receiver catch into the end zone. Touchdown. Denver That's Noah fans. A touchdown strike from Jeff Driskel of 20 Yards to Noah fan looks on the way to school in the pocket floats. One up Gordon in the end zone. Gordon goes up makes the catch and he's got a Denver touchdown. Gordon out of the backfield on the little wheel route and a nice stroll by Jeff Driskel Gordon that time beat Vince Williams, one of the inside linebacker 16 yards. On the touchdown throw and catch Gordon to the right briskly to Patrick in fan right. Hamilton from slot left in motion, Driscoll will be hit and sacked back 25 yards. That is the seventh sack of the game by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Again. I will say this from a schematic standpoint. Not all those on the offensive line, right? I mean that that was a sack that was completely completely unblocked. It was Caroline Caroline. Nobody touched him. And if yes, big Al that was the play that to find the game. Let's uh grab RKO Broncos insider that.
"mike hilton" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Newest innovations in comfort and durability Landry is yet to be targeted so for tonight it's been mostly Beckham a whole lot of Kareem Han and running please to chop head office job running up the middle and he is not down quickly shop had no room to work with and he got hit by Isaiah blogs on the play second intent well he ran in the bugs and got a goal a scrimmage and he had no chance there is a multitude of Steelers surrounding hustling to the ball when is the line of scrimmage in as good a job is he had no chance so it's children with Kareem Han they flake Mayfield one to the left that's hard to the right is chock shot don't make the handoff the field poll will throw deep shots of separation do you still Cleveland may feel the whole the whole the whole still feel the hajj for fifty nine yards one is a lease the secondary main they're they're trying to get the **** on the naked bootleg this check it down with this news do a great job of covering it up and hot just keeps on working beats my guilt D. and Mayfield is has the awareness to find them in my guilt can bring down Hodges from you second year in the NFL initially played for the rams and they have stopped playing we might have a challenge play I'm not sure the challenges was down by contact is the question so you got extra yours yeah the right you mean the catch and was stumbling down Mike Hilton made contact leg to leg so they'll take a look this close shave instant replay review is sponsored by Barbasol shaving cream for thick leather and a close comfortable shave choose Barbasol the American original for over one hundred years better lives Barbasol it's going to be a catch the question is whether or not he gets the bonus yards we step aside second quarter action seven nothing lead for Cleveland this is what we want coverage of the National Football League.
"mike hilton" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"Austin as you think that the Cameron Kelly will make the team. He's an af player. Yes. These af players tough. I mean there guys a lot of them were undrafted rookies in the NFL. They got cut. They look for place to play the af picks them up. They play well I try I kind of. Compare af success with NC double success. It's good. It shows they can make plays. But at the same time, it's not the same. So okay, you look like San quals Golson, who had ten interceptions senior year old miss, and then doesn't even step on the field. And the NFL nuts injury issues. And that's kind of different but you can look at a number of players that great college excess dri Archer is going to come to mind and just it doesn't translate for whatever reason it just doesn't translate. I think Cameron Kelly personally is going to be one of the players that is going to be in the mix. There's the young man from West Virginia. I can't think of his name. It's three word name askew, Henry, I think, is his last name. He's a safety. I think he's going to be in the mix Kelly can play multiple -sition. This echinacea dad's gonna help his case. There's always in my opinion. There could always be another Mike Hilton Mike Helton completely changed the way I looked at. Things like worke minicamp and OT, as because he was given a shot in, if I were to go back when they signed Mike Hilton to reserve future contract, I probably wrote he's a camp body don't even think twice about him. And now look at him. He's a starting corner slot cornerback for this team there as of now. He's a third cornerback off the bench. And this is a guy that was left for dead by the Jacksonville Jaguars and having patriots. So there are those players. I'd put him in that mix. Okay. Let's your Ron says. What is the lane signing? Sometimes it's just verbiage in the contract. It's, it's roster bonuses of signing bonuses. It's a slot deal. It's going to get done. It's just I don't know exactly what's, what's holding it up to be honest with you. Jared Evans says, how do you feel about Devin Bush getting first team reps? I expected it. I said at the other eight. Absolutely. I think there's no doubt about it that he'll be starting from week one. They don't move up and give up that much not to start them to playing simple shield, ninety one donated some money. Appreciate they didn't have a question. I just say, hey, thanks for me. And we really appreciate all you guys. I, I can't speak for anyone. That's just listening to the podcast on Spotify or apple Abba music, right tunes because there's gonna action. I really do love, our YouTube community at the great people in here. If you haven't joined subscribe to our channel come into the live chat, you'll see some great guys and great girls that, really no. The Steelers and they really love to talk about it. So cutesie. Thanks a lot. Another super Shad question from want. He says the lack of depth in skill the tight end spot. You think the seals Jalen Samuels they're being that he was used? They're in college. That's a great question. And for me, I think that his versatility gave the Steelers flexibility this off-season into what I mean by that is that withers free agency or whether it was the draft. I think the fact that had Jalen seeing was kind of sitting in their back pocket. Look, if we had to put him out there as a flex tight end not an inline tied-in 'cause the obviously, he's not going to be asked to do that. They'll put an extra tax on the field before they put Jalen Samuels out there to block, but they could use him in that tight end role. I think that absolutely is a possibility. Because for crying out loud. They don't have anyone after save your. I mean, they have some guys Christian Scotland. Williams from. He's there ninety first player on the ninety one man offseason roster yet, Dave. I said it correctly onto ninety man all season..
"mike hilton" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"'cause Mike Hilton is a hell of a player, but he's not a starter. He is your slot corner and slot is very important because most of the time when you're playing defense and the national football play index football leagues using urine sub package. So it's very important that you have a nickel corner that command inside because teams are trying to tear you up in between the numbers, and they have that. But heinous getting old heinous pricey Ardy Burns's a bust camp Sutton, and none of those other guys can play. They need a corner in they have to address that need. I in my opinion draft the other need that they have is at the inside linebacker position and Kover Colbert has come out recently saying that they did not do enough to address that issue since Ryan Shays ears been out. So when you're talking about. Needs. They've got address those needs first and foremost in the draft. You cannot come out of this draft without selecting a corner an inside linebacker with high value asset draft picks. Meaning you have to address that need in the first and second round. You have to do. I mean, you have to do you have to go after a defensively in normally I would say. You know, I think about it. Now, as I talk it, and I'm listening to myself say it, which laris say, I think you have to also do infre- agency. I think you really have to sell out in free agency and in the draft to address needs. Now, I don't know if you should do one over the other. So what I just said you could possibly do that also in free agency. But I think the needs on this football team or wide receiver. Even if AP stays. White receiver need a running back to complement James Connor the inside linebacker corner. And you need a safety. Those are the five needs that you have to address and I don't care how dealers do it. But if they wanna get better, faster, whatever you whatever that they address and identify. I I think they have to do that in free agency. But in a draft they also have to address whatever need they have. I. Because they have to get after it because Ben Rothlisberger is in his last three years. So I don't think they're in a position in free agency or the draft where particularly draft after twentieth pick. If the best player on the board. Is a right tackle. I don't know. I think they can Dicker survive not getting a first round right tackle or getting a right tackle in free agency. I think that they should reach a little to get the best inside linebacker vailable or the best corner available. So this strategy that I'm talking about by not getting BPA. Might be a little bit more risky. But I think you have to take the risk because Ben Rothlisberger is in his last few years. You have to sell out you have to address needs. You know? Hopefully, I don't know how the AB situation is gonna play out. But hopefully, they're more aggressive in free agency as well. But in terms of the draft, it's not about BP anymore. It has to be about addressing need. I even if that means that you may have to reach a little bit to me to address that need that has to be about leaned need need need again. That's because your franchise quarterback is in his last few years. But with that we're going to conclude the program, and as always tune.
"mike hilton" Discussed on Behind the Steel Curtain
"Did you use spanned replay to allow penalties to be reviewed? Gosh. Could you long? Again, was look I liked the National Football League. I watch most of the games on thirty minute replays. Oh, good Lord. If I had to watch a four and a half hour game. It was just suck. Well, you could put rules in place that you could only challenge like you could have one penalty challenge a half. Now for Steeler fans are thinking gosh said the awful 'cause Tomlin would lose them, all but. He could say you challenge of penalty you've run of it. Yeah. Seriously. You could have one champion. It's a way to that. Okay. I digress. Let's get away from -ficiating because it's dad, we know it's been bad. See where fans feel that rath-. Definitely they spit that vitriol often in the saints as well day special often. It's so here's the thing for me. Now, let's get back to the Steelers general. We're talking about grades Viva doing grades throughout the off season. And we've had a couple of shows the audience been little clunky. And we did the quarterback offense of line. We did running backs and wide receivers last week. Didn't we Lance wasn't that? Yeah. Bought a LA don't lie. And it doesn't say let's go with the defensive side now. So the defensive side let's go with Cornerbacks and safeties doing defensive backs, and I'm anxious to hear what you have to say about the Steelers in this area. Because I know that you certainly have voiced your displeasure with this these physician groups, let's go quarterbacks. I lands. If you were to grade Steelers Cornerbacks in two thousand eighteen what would you give them? This is great that this is coming up, Jeff because do you think any Steeler play player would have made that interception? No. Yes. No hit right in the hands. They would have dropped it. I know Jeff what's to split up Cornerbacks and safeties. But a lotta times it's kind of interchangeable because these guys are in coverage. They're making plays. So so forth, different covered different things. I think the Steelers have to good corners. I think the best corner is Mike Hilton. I think he's probably one of the best corner. I think is probably Mike he'll play for play better than Hayden. Are you serious? He's better than hate. And I think he's the best arguably, arguably the best lot corner NFL, he's gotta be top three top four, you know. Well, Well. five slot corners Hilton probably grading out top-five NFL, Tom and don't agree with that. Because he benched him towards the season. He does. I mean, you know that that team disciplined who knows what's going on in there. 'cause it say Barnum and Bailey rings circus. I say that guy. I like I think Hilton's the best porn our team followed by Joe Haden. I think those guys are solid kanter's. I think those are guys that are quarterback that probably play for eighteen NFL the rest of those guys are average players. So overall, I would give the corners. Probably be probably be minus. I think that greatest raised by the play of Hilton in Joe Haden. Give those guys ABI Midas. I don't I don't know how I give a be in general. The I'll go solid see because I think that other teams there were several times where I watched the film advert, you do to Lance where I saw players wide open and. Why open and thankfully, those fifteen sex covered up a lot of that stuff. Extra hoops, Cody sensible is not a starting cornerback not now. And yet here we are talking about, you know, Cody sensible was the starter for ninety nine percent of the season. It seemed like Artie burns. We all know what he's turned into L Busta partout, maybe. And so I'm gonna go to see because like you say the guy doesn't lie. I've watched a lot of that film. And I'll tell you what they were times for if a quarterback had a second longer. And I know people might say, well, you know, what the pass rush and the pass rush in the back end they work hand in hand. I understand that. But at the same time, I also realized that I just wasn't good enough. And I I do I should say this. I am. Oh boy. Ways you dance? Anyways. I am happy. The fact that I think that if the Steelers twenty. If you talk about trading up in the draft if you talk about the potential of getting a higher pick..