PITTSBURGH– The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to officially call a beginning quarterback for their Week 1 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Mike Tomlin stated that the competition will come down to this week’s preseason finale against the Detroit Lions. In the lack of an official announcement, Mitch Trubisky stated he is operating under the presumption that he is atop the depth chart.
“I can only presume that I’m going out to practice today and I’ll be beginning,” Trubisky said. Trubisky, who’s begun both preseason games versus the Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars and has actually taken the majority of the first team representatives throughout training school, was confident that he’s done enough to prove as much to his coaches, even if he wasn’t totally pleased with his play last weekend in Jacksonville.
“It’s been a minimal sample however I believe I’ve done a great deal of terrific things in practice, made a lot of excellent throws in the games,” Trubisky stated. “I’ve done a great deal of terrific things up until now and I’m really comfortable with where I’m at and how I’m throwing the football today and how I’m going and finding out the playbook through my checks out up until now.” Trubisky included that learning the playbook has actually come more naturally to him in Pittsburgh instead of when he was overcoming a various one as a novice in Chicago. With five years of experience beneath his belt, Trubisky discovers the Steelers’ procedures and plays more comfortable. “It took a while,” Trubisky stated. “It was a lot different offense. This offense is a lot friendlier, specifically for a young quarterback. Definitely having the wristband assists. It was tough for me, early in my profession, doing everything through the headset so I didn’t need to read whatever off a wristband. It’s a lot various but as quickly as I got in the game, I felt comfy.”