Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell believes rookie Stephen Tuitt will soon have a starting job locked up.
“It’s just a matter of time,” Mitchell said. “He has all the tools. He needs to play. Like all rookies, they got to play.
“You can simulate a game in practice all you want, but the game is a lot faster, and things are going to happen. This game is a lot faster than he saw at Notre Dame. He has all the tools. And he hasn’t gone against other good athletes. It won’t be the 3s and 4s he’s going against. He can gauge his own ability that way.”
It looks like the Steelers have hit the jackpot with both Tuitt and fellow rookie Ryan Shazier.