Devin Bush: Ryan Shazier’s “like my big brother”

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Ryan Shazier‘s goal is still a return to playing in the NFL, but the linebacker’s current role around the Steelers is limited to continuing his rehab and serving as an advisor to other members of the team.

One of the players who is benefitting from Shazier’s mentorship is the guy drafted in hopes of filling much of the hole Shazier left behind on the defense. The Steelers traded up with the Broncos to take Devin Bush in the first round this year and Bush said recently that Shazier has been in his ear throughout his first months with the team.

“We stay in communication on a daily basis,” Bush said during an appearance on WSVN. “That’s like my big brother, honestly. He’s just showing me the ropes, the ins and outs of the NFL and how to be a man.”

The lessons seem to be going well for the rookie. Early reviews of Bush’s work in Pittsburgh have been positive and he’s set to be in a major role when the season gets underway in September.

13 responses to “Devin Bush: Ryan Shazier’s “like my big brother”

  1. Just learn how not to tackle with your head! I warned of this year’s before it happened to Shazier. Everytime you drop the crown on someone you roll the dice.
    Just don’t do that and have a good long career, and the fans will be happy.

  2. I’m not a doctor, but you don’t have to be to know that RYAN will never be cleared to play again in the NFL.

    The guy can barley walk, and he is lucky to have that. All his recent talk about getting back on the field is just making him look bad.

    Rehab and find a role with the team that you sacrificed way too much for.

  3. The guy can barley walk, and he is lucky to have that. All his recent talk about getting back on the field is just making him look bad.

    So chasing a dream is bad…..? Glad you told me….. He has a dream so let him live it don’t be a sourpuss.

  4. I read yesterday the Belichick has several x-players acting as coaches. If the Steelers followed his lead Ryan could help the team and still be part of it. Maybe his urge to play would be offset by coaching and still part of the team.

  5. vikings1234 says:
    July 2, 2019 at 12:27 pm
    I read yesterday the Belichick has several x-players acting as coaches. If the Steelers followed his lead Ryan could help the team and still be part of it. Maybe his urge to play would be offset by coaching and still part of the team.
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    The Steelers have been bringing in ex-players to help with OTAs and training camp for decades. They also have hired quite a few ex-players as interns and full-fledged coaches.
    Currently Shazier is being paid by the team to rehab, sit in meetings, and watch on field practices so he can help coach up the players on the field. So the Steelers are doing everything they can to keep Shazier engaged and part of the team.

  6. I guess I have to inform everyone that the Steelers are keeping Shazier on the roster for one reason: after 6 years of service he will get his healthcare covered by the union for the rest of his life.

    Anyone who commented ingorantly about Shazier and the Steelers should feel bad about themselves.

  7. Jessica Brock says:
    July 2, 2019 at 11:31 am

    An Ohio State guy and. Michigan Man working together. Love it
    ________________________

    Both from Broward County, FL

  8. I am not certain I could watch Shazier get back on the football field. Squeamish.

    I admire him. I think he is a role model for anyone faced with a sudden situation of major adversity.

    I would not bet against him.

    I have no medical knowledge to base my comments on. As a player,before he had that major injury he always played so violantly that I always thought injury was coming. Certainly nothing like what happened.

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