Pro Football Focus thinks a Pittsburgh Steelers player is trending in the wrong direction during training camp.
Doug Kyed, an NFL reporter/writer for Pro Football Focus, recently pointed out a “riser” and “faller” on each NFL team. And he feels like the “faller” for the Steelers is linebacker Devin Bush.
“Bush currently shares a spot on the Steelers’ depth chart with Robert Spillane,” wrote Kyed. “The two players are competing for a starting spot next to Myles Jack.”
Bush, who was a first-round pick by the Steelers in the 2019 NFL Draft, probably doesn’t have a long-term future in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers declined Bush’s fifth-year option earlier this offseason, which means he’ll be a free agent after the 2022 season.
Kyed’s suggestion that Bush is trending in the wrong direction, however, isn’t necessarily accurate.
Recent reports from training camp have actually indicated that Bush is quietly having a strong training camp.
Don’t think the growth of Robert Spillane and the development of Devin Bush is being talked about enough so far in camp. Spillane having a heck of a camp, Bush really good Tuesday and quietly having a strong camp. ILB much deeper right now than anticipated.— Josh Carney (@ByJoshCarney) August 9, 2022
I can understand why the perception is that Bush is a “faller”, but it’s quite the opposite. While his long-term future may not be with the Steelers (though that could change with a strong season), he should still play a key role in Pittsburgh’s defense this season.
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