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Ask The Steelers: Joe Burnett Part 3


ASK THE STEELERS – JOE BURNETT – PART 3 brings you the Ask the Steelers feature. Fans submitted the questions that were asked. Please understand that we receive an incredible number of questions for each player, with many of the questions being similar, and not all of the questions can be answered. We selected as many as possible, and took your questions to the current subject to get your answers.

From Matt Morris in California: What is it like to have Dick LeBeau as you defensive coordinator?

Joe Burnett: It's unbelievable. That is all I can say. He is a great guy.
**From Mark Glower in Ohio: What will be the biggest adjustment coming from college to the pros?

Joe Burnett:** I would say time management, the speed of the game, understanding the game. You are playing against guys who have been in the league a certain amount of years and they know all the tricks, all of the schemes, what to do, what not to do.

From Rich Fisher in Michigan: What are you other strengths?
Joe Burnett: Some of the strengths are being able to contribute on special teams on punt return, gunner and kickoff return. Then contribute as a nickel or cornerback. I can multitask, being able to play different positions. If someone goes down on defense, I can help there. If they need something on special teams, I can help there.  

From Marty White in West Virginia: What areas of your game would you like to work on? Joe Burnett: Playing cornerback, nickel and special teams. I am not where I want to be. I need to improve. I want to get to where the veterans are.
**From Justin Rainey in Florida: What was your best moment while playing at UCF?

Joe Burnett: Coming in and being a part of the turn around there and winning the conference championship a year later against Tulsa. The way I contributed in that game was running a punt return back. That was my best moment.
**From Dan Potts in Pennsylvania: Have you heard yet how passionate Steelers fans are about the team and are you looking forward to playing for a team with that kind of atmosphere?

Joe Burnett: Yes I have heard about it. I heard that when you win a game they celebrate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. When you lose they are mad Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I heard the passion is unbelievable. On a scale of 1 to 10 it's a 10. I am excited about being in that crowd. I like that. We had rowdy fans in college. I am looking forward to the tradition here in Pittsburgh.

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