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The following is a little bit of what was said about them.
Defensive Coordinator Dick LeBeau on Tuitt’s skill set in sub-package football: “You got to have some big guys out there no matter how much of a speed package you put out there. If an opponent is playing extra wide receivers on first down, that is spread formations, but they run the ball a lot. It’s not until you get into third down or longer situations, that you can say that they are in a passing mode. So you need big people. We probably do as much as anybody, in changing personnel around and rolling people around. You always have to have power on the field. A big guy like Tuitt suits that purpose no matter what the down and distance is. He has value on all downs.”
Second-round pick Stephon Tuitt on being drafted by the Steelers: “It’s a blessing to be part of this defense, and tremendous. I can’t wait to get there tomorrow and help this team and be part of an organization that many people don’t get a chance to be part of and I get a chance to be part of.”
Third-round pick Dri Archer on being drafted by the Steelers and what he knows about the team: “I actually followed them a little bit growing up. I had the chance to meet Coach (Mike) Tomlin at the combine as well as the rest of the staff. I know it’s going to be a great organization to play for and I’m just ready to get started.”