Dick LeBeau confirms Ryan Shazier will start

Steelers defensive coordinator Dick leBeau confirmed with Steelers.com that rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier will start right away.

“I don’t want to overload their plate, but I would say they’re ahead of schedule,” said LeBeau regarding Shazier and Stephen Tuitt.

“I think Ryan’s going to start, and I could see Tuitt playing an awful lot of snaps.”

Pittsburgh must really believe in Shazier.  They don’t usually start rookies so soon.