3 options for the Steelers to replace Devin Bush
Devin Bush saw his season come to an unfortunate and abrupt end against the Cleveland Browns after an awkward fall.
The turf monster, unfortunately, caused his season-ending injury of a torn ACL, and that now leaves the team in quite a predicament. Bush was the lifeblood and heartbeat of the Steelers defense as he not only helped the team play but he also helped them get lined up. He was the communicator and quarterback of the defense and without that causes concern.
Bush was replaced by Robert Spillane, who filled in nicely but it is still unknown how well he will play as a starter. If he can play in his replacement role like he did against the Browns then the Steelers will be fine with who they have. The biggest issue is that the athleticism that Bush provided is a giant vacancy in the middle of this defense and one Pittsburgh does not have on their roster unless they get creative.
The trade deadline is still a couple of weeks away and it is a real possibility that the black and yellow get creative and make an offer for a more athletic starting inside linebacker to replace Bush. Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin will have to make some major decisions about this position going forward and if the players on the roster bring enough of a comfort level going forward. Before last season’s acquisition of Minkah Fitzpatrick from Miami, it is normally an unusual occurrence for Pittsburgh to trade for players this deep into the schedule.