Pittsburgh Steelers hope to open a passing game, and engage WR George Pickens even more

PITTSBURGH – Two weeks into the Pittsburgh Steelers season, quarterbacks Mitch Trubesky He hears calls to unlock the scrolling game. He wants to ring the bell.

“I like to throw the ball into the court,” he said on Tuesday. “Why I didn’t give the exact look, especially during a match, I can’t tell you exactly. But we’re looking for that. I’m looking for that.”

Trubisky is averaging 5.1 yards per attempt this season, the second-worst player in the league only against the injured Cowboys quarterback. Duck Prescott.

The only thing that could help the Steelers’ passing game that kicks off with Thursday night’s showdown in Cleveland is the involvement of a wide receiver. George Pickens. The Georgia producer impressed in training camp and pre-season, but so far, he has only six goals, two receptions and 26 yards.

“I think I can look for 14 again, George [Pickens]Trubsky said. He’s doing a great job for us, and I have to make these playmakers the football, whether it’s about anything, I have to get them with the ball. It really comes down to making better decisions, being aggressive and tender, and putting ourselves in that situation.”

For the second game in a row, the passing game was stagnant. On Monday, Mike Tomlin called for patience in the growing attack – but also said both quarterbacks and playback calls could be more aggressive.

“There are clearly opportunities on the field that we have to take advantage of,” said offensive coordinator Matt Canada. “…We will continue to put Mitch in a position to play. And we have to do that. We will keep doing that until we win.

We have to play. We have to call the plays. All of us, until we produce enough to attack. I’m responsible. And I’m fine with that. It’s 11 players doing their job, including all of us as coaches. We’re not going to point fingers at anyone. place “.

wide future Claypool chase He thinks his unit is about to get it all together.

“Our insult did not die in the water,” Claypool said. “It’s just two different things that happen in the game. Even like two different games, two games, two big games that offense makes and maybe nobody talks about the offense, because those [plays] It could be 50, 60 yards each. I think we just have to trust the plan.”

For Trubisky, it’s about trusting himself and balancing the plays that can give his loneliness a spark with those that might harm it. “There is a fine line between protecting a football and wanting to be aggressive,” Trubesky said, adding that he doesn’t have the ability to invoke audible voices in some of the plays. “So you want to be aggressive as a quarterback, but when you have a great defense you also want to protect your football, because they will always keep us in the games.”

The Steelers could also mix in a rhythm offense, which helped them score their only touchdown in the second half.

“I’m comfortable with that,” Trubisky said of using percussion tempo. “You just have to pick and choose when to use it. I thought the time we used in the game, it worked out really well. So if we use it a lot, it’s up to the coaches.”