Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick made 57 tackles, five interceptions, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors in his first season with the Steelers. So what is he planning for an encore? Fitzpatrick wants even more takeaways. "I am going to go with six [interceptions]," Fitzpatrick said, via Teresa Varley of [more]
At least that’s how secondary coach Teryl Austin sees it going into 2020, with a bunch of what he calls “really good problem-solvers” on the back end once the passes start flying. I think this offseason has been helpful for us … and for the group, because we’ve been able to talk some things out and really get down into the details of our defense,” Austin said Tuesday. The team’s senior defensive assistant was one of a triumvirate of new faces that helped reinvigorate a reeling secondary in 2019.
Now in the NFL, the former Notre Dame wide receiver appears ready to show a different side of his personality.