Ben Roethlisberger started the warm-up in Week 3 of the 2004 season. One Tommy Maddox injury led to that crystal transformation. Eighteen years later, the new lead on the Steelers’ first round looks like he’ll need to wait longer.
Although some favorKenny Pickett chants broke out during Sunday’s Patriots-Steelers game, the 20th overall pick will not replace Mitch Trubisky. While acknowledging Trubisky could have been more aggressive with his pitches, Tomlin said he is training patience with his midfielder and offensive coordinator, through Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com.
“I’m not satisfied with anything when we’ve just lost a game, but I’m also experienced enough to see the big picture, that we’re still growing a lot,” said Tomlin, via Mark Kaboly of The Athleticwhen asked about OC Matt Canada’s play-call. “I’m going to exercise proper patience and keep teaching and asking the guys to keep learning in an effort to keep pushing this train down the rails and getting better.”
This is not a reasonable week to make the switch. However, after Thursday’s Browns game, a transition window opens. Trubisky’s play will determine how much longer he has as Pittsburgh’s starter, but Pickett’s growth may be a bigger factor at this point.
Pittsburgh’s offense struggled in Roethlisberger’s final season, ranking 25th in DVOA. It delivered two low-powered performances this year. Trubisky, who has attempted 15 throws at or behind the line this season, entered Week 3 with an average of 5.1 yards each. To exclude, to expel Dak Prescottis a sample of a game, marked that is ranked as the worst of the tournament. Neither Chase Claypool Not a second round choice either George Pickens crossed 30 yards in a game this season.
Trubisky is not expected to hold onto his job throughout this season, but his two under-200-yard performances boosted Pickett’s development. The Steelers have a bye Week 9. In spite of Trey Lance, Jordan love and Patrick Mahomes was the exception, with their teams planning longer NFL races, every first-round quarterback selected from 2017-21 was included in the starting lineup in Week 10 (That list expands). to 2012 if Paxton Lynch and Johnny Manziel excluded.) With QBs set to begin operations in October of their rookie year – Trubisky took over in Chicago in October 2017 – how long Pickett waits seems like it will matter. important to the future Iron Man controversy.
The Steelers promoted Canada from quarterback coach to OC last year. He replaced Randy Fichtner. Pittsburgh ranks 30th in total offenses, and Najee Harris average 2.9 yards per shot. Even Trubisky called for Canada to be more aggressive, but the second-year OC has yet to work with an above-average midfielder or plenty of offensive line talent. Thursday’s offender performance in Cleveland is sure to be a hot topic.
“Call the concept to get the receiver there,” says Trubisky, via Pryor, on the subject of going through the field down. “When coverage decides that, get the ball for them in that range. … We love our outside matches. We have really good receivers. We have really good talent. We want to attack all areas of the pitch and give the ball to our players. So we can definitely do a little better at everything. “