The Pittsburgh Steelers need to be almost perfect if they want to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Sitting on a 7-6 record, it’ll be up to Mitch Trubisky to keep the ship afloat when they meet the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday.
Trubisky didn’t look good in the loss to the New England Patriots, completing 22 of 35 passes for 190 yards with one touchdown and one pick, which is why he vowed to be much better on Saturday:
“I’ve got to be better on third downs, got to execute better and just continue to get on the same page with these guys,” he said, via NFL.com. “(I) made some better plays in the second half, but it’s got to be better this week.”
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Trubisky will have another full week handling first-team reps, which should obviously do wonders for him as he gets ready to end the team’s two-game skid.
He might not be the best player in the league, but the Steelers could do a lot worse in terms of a backup quarterback.
He’s started 56 games in his professional career, including six with the Steelers.
He also played most of the loss vs. the Arizona Cardinals, so it’s not like he’s not familiar with the team’s offense.
The fans chanted for Mason Rudolph to take over Trubisky early in the loss to the Patriots, and that’s also got to hurt.
The chants went silent as Trubisky got better in the second half, but he still failed to get the job done.
The Steelers need to do a better job of getting second-year pro George Pickens more involved in the passing game.
He’s their best option by a significant margin, and he’s made it loud and clear that he’s had enough of just jogging around the field when he clearly can do more.