Steelers reporter says Pittsburgh coaches liked Purdy coming out of 2022 draft

Sep 7, 2023, 11:15 AM

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Gerry Dulac, Steelers reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, joined Sactown Sports to preview Week 1’s matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Steelers.

Kick-off is set for 10 a.m. PST live from Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh.

“It should be a great test for the Steelers after everything we saw in the preseason, what better way to see if it’s reality or just hype by going against the number one defense in the league,” Dulac said.

Topics discussed include:

  • Similarities and differences between Nick Bosa’s contract negotiations and TJ Watt’s negotiations, when Pittsburgh signed their star defender three days before the 2021 season.
  • How Bosa and Watt’s games are similar
  • What are the expectations for Kenny Pickett in the 2023 season?
  • An outsider’s perspective on Brock Purdy
  • Why has coach Mike Tomlin been so successful in Pittsburgh?
  • Wide receiver George Pickens is a “big-time, big-time talent.”
  • Where does Pittsburgh fall in the AFC North?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Gerry Dulac.

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