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 Post subject: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:37 pm 
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According to Berhe twitter account he now a steeler.


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:49 pm 
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I'm excited to see what @NatBerhe brings to the Steelers. His highlights are ridiculous fun. Welcome! https://twitter.com/CurtPopejoySW/statu ... 4776218625
Found this at https://twitter.com/NatBerhe?ref_src=tw ... r%5Eauthor


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:58 pm 
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thanks for sharing


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:27 pm 
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Glimpses of Lake and Troy in him...and perhaps some PrimeTime.


Wiki already updated with Pit. Free Safety.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_Berhe

No INTs yet. He will fit right in :)

He looks and sounds like a gamer. First Eritrean-American ever drafted.

He was out with a blood clot most of 2015. Hopefully, he does not have Ryan Clark’s issue and/or the Broncos go in the tank for the next decade.

6’0” in high school, 5’ 11” in college, to 5’ 10 1/2” in the NFL.


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:53 am 
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I was hoping the 2 inches he lost in height would mean his arms grew by 2 inches. 30" arms are short stubbs for a safety.... I hope dude is as advertised. ST's has always struggled up til last year they had an up season. I'd love to see that trend continue. This is what I'm seeing when I research this player... "Nat Berhe suffers another concussion"


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:27 am 
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After Berhe's first preseason game versus the Buffalo Bills, in which he recorded three tackles and a forced fumble, Giants Safeties Coach David Merritt gave Berhe the nickname "The Missile".
Missile? Great.

That'll pair well with the 'new' rule on spearing.

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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:36 pm 
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After Berhe's first preseason game versus the Buffalo Bills, in which he recorded three tackles and a forced fumble, Giants Safeties Coach David Merritt gave Berhe the nickname "The Missile".
Missile? Great.

That'll pair well with the 'new' rule on spearing.


For what it’s worth

.@NatBerhe has never been penalized or fined for targeting or unnecessary roughness in his career, at any level. He’s just bringing heat like you’ve never seen. It’s called accelerating through contact. Not for the faint of heart. #TheMostDangerous


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:44 pm 
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If you watch the highlight reel, he looks like he will be starting on D as free safety too. He seems more like a net shot out of a cannon than a missile. He tackles quite well...what ever body part his hands hit, he seems to stick like glue.

He looks as good or better than anything we have in the backfield from last season.

I bet he starts on D. He has the blue collar/struggle background and will fit in with the Steelers.


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:59 pm 
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That 4.71 40 does not instill any confidence in me. That has to be one of the slowest safeties we have signed in a long, long time. That is slower than Dangerfield (4.58), slower than Golden (4.51), just saying!

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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
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Yeah but with a badass handle like missile the opponent is already intimidated. The mental part of the game has already been won.


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
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This dude is purely a ST guy he's not starting on this defense unless its a rash of injuries.


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:17 pm 
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The Depot guys did a story on him, looks to be a signing for the vacant up back punt protector spot that Golden did so well. Still think we got worse not better. And again, even the other Golden, Malik Golden is much faster than Berhe, 4.50 to 4.71. Trying to find a safety that we have signed in the past 10 years that is slower than Nat. Ryan Mundy? 4.55. Ross Ventrone? 4.48.

I give up. Nat Berhe has to be the slowest safety that we have signed in the last 10 years. Whether you play defense or not, speed is pretty important if you play special teams and weigh 193 pounds. I don't want to hear what Berhe did last season for the Giants, that team was awful, they gave up 2 blocked punts, gave up over 10.4 yards a punt return (Steelers only gave up 7.7 yards), gave up a punt return for a TD, they cut Brad Wing the punter we traded to them, they didn't feel the need to try and retain Berhe. They knew how awful their ST units were and they are cleaning house, so why would we want to rummage through their dump bins for special teams help?

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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:32 pm 
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Or is what he did last year with Giants indicative of a diamond in the rough? That team was bad and the environment was bad...his highlight reel is all we have to go with...There are many players on the Steelers D and SPTeams that couldn’t put together a reel like that even with the most generous of edits.

The injury, speed and size are concerning.

He just looks like he has a nose for the ball and plays with reckless abandon. Of course those types are probably a dime a dozen.

FYI...on his Reddit AMA “ask me anything” he alluded to the fact that he tanked his 40 at the combine. Hopefully that is the case, because he looks a lot faster than the pedestrian 4.71.

I will hope for the best, but realize Scunge’s accessment is probably accurate.

One other thing...Bradley is definitely putting his mark on the secondary...wonder how much input he had if any on the Spec Team’s decision.


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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
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I found some numbers for his Pro Day which he ran a 4.55. But his numbers for his 3-cone and short shuttle were much worse than what he ran at his combine. So which numbers can you really believe? Pro Days to me are very manufactured and really give the player an advantage. Are they being electronically timed or just manually by a stopwatch? I have a rule of thumb where I take the average of the combine and Pro Day times and figure that is about right. So, he is probably a 4.63 guy?

Even that number is awful. I am not excited but I don't have to be. This is the time of year where we sign players to fill out the 90 day roster going into training camp. Knile Davis was signed to be that RB/KR and he ended up being cut last year. Being signed does not automatically mean you have the team made. Of course it doesn't hurt either. You look at Kameron Canaday the LS signed last offseason before the draft and then we use a pick on Holba. Holba does not make the team and we go with the free agent long snapper. You just never know. Maybe we draft a safety in round 5 or 7 and Berhe makes the team over the rookie. I at least like that Colbert and the Steelers give themselves safety nets, contingency plans.

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 Post subject: Re: Looks like the steelers have found their ST Guy
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:23 pm 
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I've seen Nat Berhe play some and he always stood out to me on STs - shows that want too that Nix and Dirty Red show. Now, maybe the guys around him were so bad it made him look good, but I think he'll be an asset to our STs. I look for a big overall improvement for that unit this year. Of course, we need to find some top PR/KRs. If that happens, we could be a top 10 ST unit, maybe top 5.


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