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Should Pittsburgh Steelers bench QB Mitchell Trubisky for rookie Kenny Pickett after 1-2 start?

Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) stands before the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mitch Trubisky‘s struggles continue: The Pittsburgh Steelers offense managed just 17 points and 5.6 yards per play in Thursday night's loss to the Cleveland Browns.
  •  Kenny Pickett deserves a QB1 shot: Head coach Mike Tomlin isn't in a rush to turn the reins over to his 2022 first-round pick, but Pickett could eventually be the spark Pittsburgh's offense needs.
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You know the season is not off to an ideal start when, immediately following a divisional loss to an opponent forced to start a backup quarterback, the head coach is asked by the media in one all-encompassing question whether changes are being considered at quarterback and offensive play-caller.

That’s what happened Thursday night after the Pittsburgh Steelers, directed on offense by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and coordinator Matt Canada, were outmatched and outplayed by the Jacoby Brissett-led Cleveland Browns

“I’m not in that mindset,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said. “I’m interested in reviewing this tape and looking at the totality of it and figuring out how we get better. So, the answer to that question is definitively no.”

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