On Sunday with a Stadium attendance of 49,151. The Pittsburgh Steelers had their 3rd and last preseason game against the Detroit Lions. This game was not about the Lions but about roster moves that will be taking place this week. Of course all eyes have been on the quarterback competition. Mitch Trubisky Started and played a solid first half with total net yards of 178 and that was 28 yards rushing and 150 passing yards and 15 of 19 completions. Gross yard passing was 160. There clearly looks to be a plan in place for Mitch Trubisky who definitely looked the part of the starter tonight. Kenny Pickett’s highlight of the night was a pass completion for 32 yards to Frainsworth. Kenny’s performance was a good for the time he was in the game. Mason was brought in part way into the fourth quarter and didn’t get as much play. Mitch Trubisky looks the part and Spoke to us after the game about how he feels he has performed.
“I think I’ve shown I can run this offense,” Trubisky said. “I can lead this offense. I have what it takes to help this team win games. I’m excited to see where we go from here.”
Mitch Trubisky also for the first time this preseason was able to demonstrate his performance in a 2 minute drill in a game setting. This is something that Coach Tomlin was really happy to see.
Mitch Trubisky was pleased with that opportunity and his performance as well.
“We went right down the field and scored a touchdown,” he said. “I thought it was smooth, good communication, getting in and out of the huddle. Good execution all around. It was fun.”
Mitch Trubisky is confident and carries himself like the leader of the offense as he should be and with his 5 years of experience in the NFL, being signed by The Pittsburgh Steelers there should be no questions about it.
The offensive line still needs a lot of work protecting the quarterback over the next two weeks. This was also a game full of Offensive line penalties. Those penalties and loss of yardage can lose a game. Dealing with all of that, Mitch powered through and did his job.
Coach Tomlin also spoke to us after the game and did not say who the starter would be for the opening against The Cleveland Browns. Coach Tomlin told us this.
“I might, but you’re not going to have that today,” Tomlin said, via the team’s official website. “Like I told you guys the other week, we’re not going to make knee-jerk reactions and statements following a performance. We’ll go through our proper, professional procedure. We’ll evaluate the game. We’ll meet with our front office people. We’ll have discussions. We’ll talk internally. We’ll talk external possibilities.
“We’ll go through our normal procedure this time of year, and we’ll disclose it to you at our leisure, to be quite honest with you.”
Today the tape from this game is being played and reviewed and meetings are taking place for the difficult task of shaving the roster down to the required 53 for the regular season’s Tuesday deadline. We are looking forward to see what moves are made.
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