Mitch Trubisky struggles in 1st start for Steelers - 'I feel like I let the guys down'
Steelers QB Mitch Trubisky struggles in first start, says he let team down. Fans boo as team flops against Patriots.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky took a tough hit as he threw the ball during the first half of the game against the New England Patriots. It was his first start of the season, and he finished with 190 passing yards.
After the game, while most of his teammates had already left the locker room, Trubisky remained seated in front of his stall, looking dejected. He later admitted to the media that he felt like he let the team down and needed to play better.
Stepping in for the injured Kenny Pickett, Trubisky completed 22 of 35 passes for 190 yards, with one touchdown and an interception. However, it wasn't until the final moments of the game that he was able to make two long completions, which significantly boosted his statistics.
Following the game, Trubisky expressed his disappointment, acknowledging that he missed opportunities and didn't play well enough for the team to win. This loss brought his record as a starter for the Steelers to 2-4, with his only other start since being benched resulting in a victory against the Carolina Panthers.
Despite Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's comments that Trubisky improved as the game progressed, it was clear that his performance was not what the team needed. The offense struggled, and fans even began chanting for backup quarterback Mason Rudolph during the game.
In the end, Trubisky acknowledged that the fans' frustration was understandable and admitted that the team played poorly in the first half. While they made some improvements in the second half, he recognized that he needed to play better.
Overall, it was a disappointing night for Trubisky and the Steelers, and it's clear that there's room for improvement moving forward.