Mitch Trubisky on Kenny Pickett chants: Block it out and continue to play football

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When an offense isn’t firing on all cylinders, the most popular guy on the roster is the backup quarterback and that was the case in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

The Steelers lost to the Patriots 17-14 with Mitch Trubisky going 21-of-33 for 168 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. His performance and the offense’s overall issues led fans at Acrisure Stadium to chant Kenny Pickett‘s name in a plea for the Steelers to put the first-round pick in the game.

Pickett remained on the sideline and Trubisky said he did the best he could to put the chants out of his mind.

“It is what it is,” Trubisky said, via Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “You just block it out and continue to play football.”

The Steelers were able to win in Week One thanks to five Bengals turnovers and mistakes in the kicking game, but they’ll have a hard time mustering too many more wins if they continue to have such a low octane offense. They’ll also have a hard time ignoring calls to see if the rookie might be the spark they need on offense.

24 responses to “Mitch Trubisky on Kenny Pickett chants: Block it out and continue to play football

  1. Yikes and trust me you dont want Kenny’s first game to meet Mr. Garrett! However, Welcome Home Mitchell….That Stadium is going to on Fire this upcoming Thursday!!!

  2. That entire offensive game plan doesn’t help much either. Not sure how much better they can be even with Pickett in.

  3. Tomlin will be forced to start Pickett sooner rather than later if this putrid output on offense keeps up.

  4. If the rook comes in and stinks fans are left with nothing. Trust in Tomlin. Pickett will get his shot when he’s ready.

  5. Canada’s offense is terrible, but Trubisky enhanced the incompetency yesterday. So many bad reads and missed throws. The Steelers aren’t an organization that will make a rash decision, but if the offense doesn’t look good Thursday night, it would be a good time to make the switch. It will give Pickett a “mini-bye” to prepare for his first start.

  6. Im not a big Trubisky fan, I think the ceiling is low. But I think he would look better with a different OC.

  7. Is the incessantly cited Tomlin never having a losing season really Tomlin’s or is it Big Ben’s? I guess we will see. Everybody knows there are a couple of 8-8 seasons in that record right? Because that is sooooo much better than 7-9. Tomlin wasted the last 10 seasons of Big Ben’s career.

  8. The problem is not Trubisky, it is the putrid play calling of Matt Canada! Pickett will fare no better. The QB is not the issue.

  9. He’ll be fine as has the Browns and Joe wood’s defense that makes every QB look like a superstar.

  10. I said it right out of the gate: without Ben, Tomlin’s charade would be exposed! The single most overrated coach EVER! This team is going NOWHERE as long as he’s running things! Now with Watt gone, the defense is moribund. Get ready for the 80’s again folks!

  11. You are absolutely correct Citizenstrange. Tomlin has done nothing of significance in the last 10 years other than dupe the Rooneys. He’ll never get the pink slip he deserves due to the poor optics in present day America.

  12. Play calling is really bad but Tribisky throws everything off his back foot, does not step up in pocket and seems to be playing scared. I’ve read that Qb is not permitted to audible out of Canada’s play calls. Could be why Steelers offense was so much better in fourth quarter last year when Ben ran no-huddle and called plays!

  13. Spoiled fans upset with Tomlin. That’s rich. Ask a Jets fan or a Lions fan or a Browns fan or about a dozen other poorly run franchises for a tissue. He’s a good coach and he probably gets another ring before some other franchises get their first.

  14. touchback6 says:
    September 19, 2022 at 11:19 am
    BB exposed Tomlin again.
    And Miami exposed BB last week, again.

  15. I think Trubisky is a great back up qb. I wish he would’ve stayed in Buffalo for one more year but I understand everyone wants to be a starter. Trubisky would’ve been better served to look for a team like the titans that’s has an offense built around the run game.

  16. I was on board going with Trubisky to start but he is not playing confident football. Yes, need more throws downfield, but he isn’t making the few they are trying. Pickett might be coming in with a rookie overconfidence but it will be better than doing nothing.

  17. Let’s face it, even the Super Bowl Tomlin won whas the asterisk of being the season Tom Brady was out with an injury.

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