Burnett defends ‘athletic’ Steelers linebackers


The Steelers face the Raiders Sunday in California, but they're still answering questions about their last performance, a 33-30 loss to the Chargers.

As Chris Carter detailed in War Room, the Steelers were torched by wide receivers in the slot matched up against linebackers in that game. While the evidence on film wasn't reassuring for the squad, safety Morgan Burnett says he believes in the Steelers' linebacking corps in all situations.

"I really feel... I'm comfortable with our linebackers," Burnett told reporters Thursday at the Rooney Complex. "I think we have some real athletic linebackers that can cover receivers, tight ends, and backs."

The Steelers (7-4-1) take on the Raiders (2-10) Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4:25 p.m. from the Oakland Coliseum.

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