4 Steelers that must play better for the rest of the season
By Andrew Falce
Steelers Devin Bush
It goes from bad to worse for the Steelers, as Devin Bush has been single-handedly the most disappointing player for this team so far. While he was injured all of last season, there was hope that the athletic linebacker would break out this year. That was especially so when the team added a great running mate in Joe Schobert for Bush. It seemed like the third-year player was ready to breakout.
The results have been anything but so far. Bush has struggled in just about every situation so far this year. In run defense, Bush has taken some extremely poor tackling angles and has lacked the instincts and aggression to fill running lanes property. As a pass defender, he has failed to make the proper reads and is usually caught off guard by whoever he is covering. There has been very little that Bush has done well this season.
Bush isn’t just struggling as a player; he is a liability on defense. He is being outplayed by the consistent Schobert and there is a chance a better run defender like Robert Spillane could see the field some more. Bush has to play better over the final part of the season. If he wants to have any shot of the team picking up his rookie option, he needs to become more of a consistent defensive player.
The Steelers are still in the playoff hunt, but if the team wants to be seen as a serious contender, they will have to get some better play out of these four players. Each has disappointed in some way so far, but with just under half a season left, each can still turn their season around.