Sean Spence: Steelers linebackers want to 'inflict pain' in 2015

LATROBE, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers' inside linebackers group, one of the deepest on the roster, delivered several loud hits in one-on-one blocking drills last night. The Steelers have five inside linebackers with NFL experience, and everyone got in on the hitting last night, particularly Ryan Shazier, Sean Spence and Vince Williams. Lawrence Timmons got one rep in this drill, executing a beautiful spin move.

Spence said it's all about a mindset with this group.

"We have to make sure we inflict that type of pain next year on offensive players," Spence said. "We’ve always had that mindset. We've had a lot o great linebackers come through here. It all started thereon defense. That’s what we're tyring to do, keep and raise that level."

Continue to watch this group because if young outside pass rushers Bud Dupree and Jarvis Jones need more time to produce, the Steelers could blitz more from the inside spot. Early in camp, I've spotted Timmons rushing from the inside several times.

Bookmark and Share
blog comments powered by Disqus