Roethlisberger on Shazier: 'A Guy That's Going to be Calling the Defense Pretty Soon'

By 11W Staff on June 16, 2014 at 10:40 am

Tell us if you've heard this one before: Ryan Shazier arrives somewhere new and quickly impresses everyone on the scene. We saw it first-hand in Columbus, when he showed up on campus and forced his way on to the field as a true freshman.

Now, Shazier is impressing his Pittsburgh Steeler teammates after a strong run of offseason practices and his quarterback believes he'll be running the show soon. From Scott Brown and

"He's going to be fun to watch," Roethlisberger said on WDVE 102.5 in Pittsburgh, "and the thing about him that is most underrated that people don't talk about is he's very smart on the field. I think he's going to be a guy that's going to be calling the defense pretty soon." 

That assessment will only add to the growing hype surrounding Shazier, who turned in the play of offseason practices on Wednesday when he made a leaping interception of a pass that Bruce Gradkowski threw because he didn't think Shazier would get to it. 

Do work, rook.

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