Tomlin Speaks About Development of Devin Bush, Diontae Johnson

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — The Steelers fell to the New England Patriots Sunday 33-3. However, Head Coach Mike Tomlin — in his weekly press conference — was optimistic about his team’s future.

Rookies Devin Bush (ILB, Michigan) and Diontae Johnson (WR, Toledo) both saw the field at Gillette Stadium. Tomlin said, “It was a quality start to contribute to our efforts.”

Bush racked up 11 tackles (7 solo) and Johnson had 3 catches in their NFL debut.

 

Steelers Trade QB Joshua Dobbs

Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders on December 9, 2018 at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media, FILE)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded QB Joshua Dobbs to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fifth-round pick in 2020.

The decision to trade him came just a week after Mason Rudolph was named the backup quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger on Sept. 2.

The trade comes in the wake of Jaguars’ quarterback Nick Foles’ being placed on injured reserve after suffering a broken clavicle in the opening game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Steelers Fall to Patriots in Season Opener

Foxboro, Mass (GSM) – In the wake of wide receiver Antonio Brown’s signing with their arch rival, the Steelers had nothing to combat the high-powered offense of the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots Sunday. In a 33-3 loss to the Pats, Head Coach Mike Tomlin’s remarks were direct and to the point saying he couldn’t “sugar coat” what transpired in the game.

 

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger addressed the media saying the loss was on him and he needed to play better.

 

Steelers Release Hype Video Prior to Season

PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Pittsburgh Steelers released a new video to galvanize support from fans for the upcoming season. Running back James Conner is seen running through Pittsburgh’s South Side on Hot Metal Bridge, the University of Pittsburgh and other parts of the city with a voiceover.

The Steelers open the 2019 season in Foxboro against the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Sunday.

#HereWeGo 2019

James Conner and the Steelers are ready for the 2019 season

Tomlin Addresses Media After Family Fest at Heinz Field

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin, heading into his 13th season, says it was important to, “give the young guys situational work” at Family Day in Heinz Field. Rookies such as Devin Bush (LB, Michigan) and Diontae Johnson (WR, Toledo) received significant reps during the evening’s practice. Johnson left practice with a hip injury. His condition is to be determined in the coming days.