The Pittsburgh Steelers signed James Daniels this offseason with the intention of bettering an offensive line that basically struggled final yr. Talking to Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, fellow offensive lineman Dan Moore Jr. was impressed with Daniels’ information.
“Just the way he breaks down film, studies film, the way he looks at things, the questions he asks,” Moore mentioned. “You ever have that kid in your class who asks a question you never would’ve thought of? That’s just the way his brain works. He thinks of the unthinkable. Usually, it turns into discussion but good discussion. It’s much needed in the room, for sure.”
Any change to the approach the offensive lineman room is working might be not a foul factor. With how unhealthy the O-Line was final yr, getting a man like Daniels who has beginning expertise, has proven flashes of being a extremely good participant, and is somebody who’s genuinely interested by the sport can solely be a constructive signal for the Steelers.
Daniels was a precedence signing for Pittsburgh, and he’s greater than doubtless going to be an improve over what Pittsburgh obtained from Trai Turner final season. While Turner is a revered veteran, his finest days are behind him. At solely 24 years outdated, Daniels would possibly nonetheless have his finest soccer forward of him, and his curiosity/soccer IQ will help deliver that out of him.
Another issue that Daniels may gain advantage from is tradition. Over the previous couple of years, the tradition inside the Chicago Bears simply wasn’t that nice, with coaches and executives continuously being rumored to be on the scorching seat. I can’t think about it was an incredible atmosphere to be an element of, however in coming to Pittsburgh, Daniels is becoming a member of one of the most regular organizations in the NFL. It’s a bit bit of a cliche, however tradition actually does matter and Daniels being uncovered to Pittsburgh’s ought to hopefully assist his growth and his profession.
The Steelers are going to wish Daniels to maintain up and construct upon the degree of play he exhibited in Chicago. With a younger offense, Pittsburgh might want to maintain their quarterback upright and maintain working again Najee Harris churning out constructive beneficial properties. Too typically, Pittsburgh skilled no yards gained or a loss of yards which may set any offense again. With rather a lot of turnover on the offensive aspect of the ball, the Steelers have to maintain their offense transferring in the proper course greater than ever, and that accountability rests on the offensive line.
I actually suppose Daniels was pretty much as good of a signing as Pittsburgh might’ve made this offseason. It appears as if he’s becoming proper in, and I’m prepared to wager he has a extremely good profession with the Steelers.