Steelers news: Pittsburgh's DC speaks out on acquiring Minkah Fitzpatrick
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Steelers DC speaks out on acquiring Minkah Fitzpatrick

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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler didn’t try and hide how excited he was when the team traded for Minkah Fitzpatrick. Butler said the first thing he thought when he found out about the trade was hallelujah.

“Hallelujah!” Butler said, via the Patriot-News. “That’s what went through my mind. That’s exactly what went through my mind, I’m tellin’ ya.”

Fitzpatrick has only been with the Steelers for a couple of days, but after watching him in practice, Butler knows he is going to make a huge impact on their team.

“I’m glad we got him, we needed him,” Butler said. “Watch him in practice, y’all see the same thing I do, that dude can move.”

To get Fitzpatrick the Steelers had to pay a high price, especially when they might need to be finding their future quarterback soon, but the team hopes it pays off in a big way. Pittsburgh sent the Miami Dolphins its 2020 first- and fifth-round picks plus a 2021 sixth-round selection in exchange for Fitzpatrick, a 2020 fourth-round pick and a seventh-rounder in 2021.

Butler said before the trade was completed he heard the rumors that Fitzpatrick could be on his way to Pittsburgh and all he could do was hope they were true.

“You get rumors because everybody’s on TV ‘Well this guy might be taken by the Steelers’ and I’m all ‘Oh, the Steelers, when did they talk to us, what’d they say?’” Butler said. “So the stuff like that that happens in the league, you can’t be daggum real put-it-out-to-everybody otherwise it doesn’t happen.”