The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Steelers preseason Week 1 win

Pittsburgh Steelers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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The Bad: Mitchell Trubisky

I don't want to be too harsh on Trubisky for his brief performance. Doubly so, I'm not going to entertain the thought that Mason Rudolph is pushing for the backup job. Admittedly, #2 looked much better than #10 Friday evening, but it is just one preseason game.

Preliminaries out of the way, Trubisky did not look good. His first drive failed to capitalize on the momentum of the first, promptly going three-and-out. Sure, he had only one pass attempt that fell incomplete after just four yards on two carries from Anthony McFarland, but Trubisky has got to keep drives alive better. It's a massive reason he was benched for Pickett in Week 5 of last season.

Fast forward to the next drive and Trubisky lofted a pass deep down the sideline for Cody White and was picked off by Zion McCollum.

Luckily the defense stiffened up and forced a four-and-out giving the offense solid field position. Trubisky's lone 10-yard completion to Connor Heyward was a solid seam concept to set up McFarland's 14-yard score.

Trubisky isn't on watch or anything, but hopefully, in the remainder of the preseason, he shows the kind of consistency he provided the last time the Steelers played a real game against the Buccaneers rather than what was shown Friday evening.