5 things we learned in the Steelers preseason opener

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The Steelers opened the preseason with a win of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here are five things we learned from Friday night’s performance.

The Steelers hosted the Tama Bay Buccaneers for their first preseason action of the year. Though it is hard to take a lot away from a game where both sides were missing a number of starters, we were able to answer a few questions we have been searching for.

Here are five things we learned from the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their preseason opener:

NASHVILLE, TN – APRIL 25: Devin Bush of Michigan speaks to the media after being selected with the tenth pick in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

1. Devin Bush is for real

Devin Bush had a great night. He had ten tackles including seven solo ones. He looked comfortable in coverage and almost had in interception. He showed that he fits in the mold of the Steelers of old.

I had my concerns about Bush. He showed that he was more dominant in run defense than I thought. He also showed that there is little to be concerned about in coverage. His combine speed is showing up on the football field.

It looks like the Steelers have a new Mack Linebacker. It is still early in the preseason but if he plays like he did tonight, then he deserves to start. I think he came into the night battling for a starting role and ends the night as the successor to Ryan Shazier.

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