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Mitch Trubisky acknowledged that he could be more adventurous with shots from the back of the field when the Pittsburgh Steelers’ failing offense takes on the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night.
Quarterback Trubisky, who was named the starter this offseason after serving as a backup for the Buffalo Bills last year, completed 21 of 33 passes for 168 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
The former Chicago Bears player is averaging 5.1 yards per attempt, while the Steelers as a team recorded just eight plays of at least 15 yards in their first two weeks.
“I think there were some missed opportunities, just a couple of good decisions that I made that gave our playmakers more chances, so I hope to fix that this week,” Trubisky said.
“I could use more opportunities on the pitch and that’s where we can get our attacking midfielders to play football, so I think it’s better to make decisions and take those opportunities safely.
September 23, 2022 at 00:00
“Here it is, we had our chances, I think I used to be able to go out on the field. I could look for 14 (George Pickens) more often, it works great for us and I just need these playmakers to play football.”
“Whatever route they run, I just have to pass the ball to them, so I need to make better decisions, be aggressive and put myself in that position.”
Trubisky noted that the Steelers take pleasure in revving up the offense to catch the defense off guard, and explained how the team hopes to use their pocket athleticism more effectively.
“There is constant talk about how I can use my legs,” Trubisky said. “There’s a fine line between when you can move in your pocket and when you can’t.