The Pittsburgh Steelers strung together another forgettable performance Thursday night vs. the Cleveland Browns. Unfortunately, that reflects back on two people: head coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Trubisky completed 20 of his 32 passes for 207 yards without a touchdown or interception against Cleveland. Simply put, it wasn't enough from Trubisky.
Trubisky is keeping things brutally honest following his and his teammate's performance. In other words, everyone can "be a lot better" next week. Thanks, Mitch.
“I think we just missed on some plays that we could have gone either way, especially in the second half,” Trubisky said in his press conference. “Communication is crucial, especially on the sidelines. These next few days, we need to communicate on how we can get better.
"Everyone just needs to be brutally honest with themselves and I think everyone can be a lot better, myself included. We just have to look at that and see where we can improve. We need to stick together. It is only going to get better if we stick together, communicate and talk about our problems. Everyone needs to be willing to fix it.”
Well said, Mitch. Unfortunately, it may be too late.
The reality is Mitchell Trubisky is playing too safe. The Steelers offense is suffering as a result.
Mike Tomlin has nothing to lose by replacing Trubisky with rookie Kenny Pickett. If he doesn't it's going to be a long season in Pittsburgh.