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Burns Hopes Jiu Jitsu Will Improve Strength, Technique In Year Two

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He might never become a black belt but Artie Burns is learning a few moves during the offseason. Sitting down with’s Missi Matthews, Burns said he’s taking jiu jitsu classes during the offseaon to improve his game heading into Year Two.

“I’m taking jiu jitsu,” he told Matthews. “Learning how to control my body. Work on my strength. Because we jam a lot. Jiu Jitsu is a lot of hands on. It’ll help me better with tackling, take downs and stuff like that.”

Burns’ comments on jamming is another indication of how much Cover 2 the Steelers used and how much they will continue to run in 2017.