Robert Golden Working With Ryan Clark At Safety U

It’s always interesting to hear how players are spending their last few weeks of the offseason before reporting to St. Vincent College on July 25th. Honestly, the most newsworthy event during this truly dead period.

Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety Robert Golden is spending some of his time working with former Steeler Ryan Clark at what has been dubbed “Safety U.”

While there is no website setup for it yet, it’s described on its Instagram page as, “Ryan Clark presents a comprehensive training experience for Elite Defensive Backs.”

Though I can’t tell for sure, it appears Clark has set up shop at Performance Enhancement Professionals in Scottsdale, Arizona. He makes reference to the “danny center,” ostensibly for the facilities founder, Ian Danney. This is also the facility where James Harrison is working at while Kelvin Beachum is training in Scottsdale with LeCharles Bentley.

Clark, who retired during the offseason, has several clients including: Tony Jefferson, Brandon Merriweather, T.J. Ward, Rashad Johnson, Tracy Porter, Rafael Bush, and Golden.

Athletic training isn’t the only aspect of the workout. Clark sent out a photo of the group in the film room earlier today.

Clark seems to be doing well for himself and it’s quite possible he expands his training into its own, separate facility. He’s in the process of filing the trademark for “Safety U.”

Golden already looks in tremendous shape.

As always, it’s great to see these players go the extra mile and surround themselves with the best people and teachers money can buy. Marcus Gilbert has also arrived at well-regarded trainer Pete Bommarito’s facility in Miami.

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  • SteelersDepot

    this is great to see. nice find.

  • Matt Manzo

    He does look like he’s in great shape!
    What are the improvements we hope he makes? That MINN game was so bad it’s hard to tell what he’s good at!

  • cencalsteeler

    Matt, a good friend of mine coached him at the high school level. He said he stood out and not only was a great athlete, but an outstanding young man. He said the Steelers got a winner in Golden, just needed to adjust to the NFL. I admit, the Minn. game was not good for him, but we can’t base his career on one game (Cortez, Will Allen in his younger days, etc.) I was happy he was captain of ST last season and I hope to see him see the grass a little this year and erase the bad taste many Steelers may have of him.

  • GoSteelerz

    This could be the difference maker to him moving forward in his career, that is, getting some work on D and even looking better there finally! With all the competition at the safety spot this off-season, it looks like something good is coming from it already!

  • k33ger

    I remember him making a nice interception in the preseason, 2 years ago i think. I’ve kinda hoped he would blossom, because I want some ints!

  • Conserv_58

    Since the recent Collective Bargaining Agreement severely limits NFL coaches amount of practice sessions and time with their players the onus has been put on the players to take the initiative and responsibility to get themselves in shape for the upcoming training camp and season. It’s why seeing videos of Steelers players following the lead of the veterans such as, James Harrison, Ike Taylor, and Troy Polamalu be so incouraging. It speaks volumes about how these players realize that immersing themselves in dedicated off season workouts is a win for them and for the team.