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Steelers Plan for Minkah Fitzpatrick This Season

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering the 2020 season with hopes that versatile safety Minkah Fitzpatrick can make another step in his impressive development.

Steelers’ defensive backs coach Tom Bradley discusses the teams’s plans for using Fitzpatrick in the upcoming season, during a conference call with the media.

“I think we like that combination where he is back there,” Bradley said of Fitzpatrick. “We do bring him into the box at times just to make sure our tendencies can change up on them. But we like him right where he is at free safety.”

“We do move him around,” Bradley said, according to Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

“Formations are going to dictate a lot of different things we do with him. One of the things you always try to do in football is get your guys in the position that they do their best things. One of the things he does where he is really good is playing center field and being around the ball and doing all those things. We do have the capability to move him and put him in different spots. A lot of times formations will dictate that — motions, adjustments. But we would like to keep him in center field.”

Fitzpatrick was allowed to freelance a bit more in Pittsburgh, following his trade from the Miami Dolphins, and collected five interceptions for the Steelers in 2019.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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