6 Steelers players whose stock is crashing entering Week 13

James Pierre #42 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Devin Bush #55 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off their worst loss in years. Here are six players whose stock is plummeting entering Week 13 of the 2021 season. 

Week 12 did not yield the results Steelers fans were hoping for. After an atrocious defensive outing against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday Night Football, Pittsburgh allowed their second straight 41-point game — this time against the Cincinnati Bengals.

However, this time around, the offense was just as bad. The team tried to salvage their statistics with a garbage-time touchdown with under three minutes remaining and a 38-point deficit, but it doesn’t change the results of the game. This was a despicable performance and these six Steelers have stock that continues to crash as we enter Week 13:

Steelers LB Devin Bush

If you were to take a poll, there’s little doubt that Devin Bush would be the most disappointing player in a Steelers uniform this year. I would take that one a bit further; I think Bush has been the worst starter on the team this year. If you have taken the time to go back and examine each one of his performances, it’s not hard to see why.

In fact, it’s hard to find a single positive in Bush’s game so far this year. He has been late to react, he takes remarkably poor angles, he has poor recognition in coverage, and he’s missed far too many tackles. What’s worse is that Bush doesn’t even play like the elite athlete he was when the Steelers traded up to the 10th overall pick to draft him in 2019.

Obviously, an ACL tear in 2020 could have contributed to this awful season, but somehow, Bush manages to get worse game after game. If he keeps trending downward at this rate, the Steelers aren’t going to be able to afford to even put him on the field.