New quarterback, old goals for the Pittsburgh Steelers

New quarterback, old goals for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Succeeding a sure-footed Hall of Fame quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, is quite a challenge, as Pittsburgh has learned this offseason.

PITTSBURGH– Ben Roethlisberger he wasn’t kidding when he said he would disappear after retirement.

But, the shadow of the player become the emblem of the Pittsburgh Steelers for nearly two decades continues to project onto the franchise in 2022.

Succeed a player who will surely enter the Hall of fame it’s quite a challenge. The Steelers they hired Mitch Trubisky as a free agent and recruited Kenny Pickett in the first round of the last repechage, full of hope for the campaign that the star had in the University of Pittsburgh in 2021, when he was among the finalists of the Heisman Trophy.

Trubiskywho spent four eventful years at Chicago before becoming a substitute Josh Allen in Buffalo last fall, he will not try to replace Roethlisberger.

For now, he is more focused on reviving his own career.

“I can only come here and be me, Mitch Trubisky“, he said at the start of training camp. “I come here to compete, help these guys and do what I do on the field.

Trubisky will almost certainly have the first opportunity on September 11, when the Steelers start the campaign CincinnatiYes OK picket He showed good progress in the pre-season.

Both quarterbacks have the ability to make plays with their legs and arms. The team lacked weapons on the ground during the last years of the career of Roethlisberger.


FLORES COACH

The bone Steelers recruited during the break Brian Floresformer head coach of Miami Dolphinsas a defensive assistant, just weeks after filing a class action lawsuit against the NFL for alleged racist hiring practices.

The legal battle between Flores and the league is still in its early stages. The Honduran-born coach tries to concentrate on the task at hand: helping the head coach mike tomlin and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin build a stronger defense than last season, when the Steelers were the worst team against the run.

Flores he quickly earned the respect of his new managers, with his military-style intensity and attention to detail.

“He has a lot of knowledge and understanding of the game that other coaches don’t have,” the linebacker said. Rob Spillane. “And you don’t become a manager in this league by accident. He did a lot well in his career to get to where he is today. … I’m grateful to work with him.”

RUN, NAJEE, RUN

Najee Harris he set a rookie record the previous season, when he rushed for 1,200 yards. The 24-year-old, who caught 73 passes a year ago, wouldn’t mind carrying an even heavier workload in 2022.

In the locker room, Harris helped fill the leadership void left by Roethlisberger’s retirement.

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