The Pittsburgh Steelers are seeing a lot of Devin Bush during their offseason workouts and by the sound of things they are very much enjoying what they are seeing from the young man. Bush is of course the Steelers 1st round draft selection in the 2019 National Football League Entry Draft (10th overall) and although the expectations for him have been high coming into this camp, it sounds like Bush is exceeding them.
Bush is of course only a rookie in the NFL and a rookie with the Steelers but you would not have known it watching him on the field during the first day of Steelers practice. According to a report from Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Bush was out there on the field being as vocal as ever and looking very much like the young man who was charged with play calling for the University of Michigan's defense just a very short time ago. Bush himself acknowledged this after the fact and made it very clear that this is the player that he intends to be for the Steelers moving forward.
“I just wanted to be vocal the best I could and trust what I see, whether I was right or wrong,” Bush said as per the Post Gazette. “I know concepts already, I just got to learn the language – different things they call, different things they speak. I just got to get familiar with the playbook, get familiar with the language and get confident in my play-calling.”
The Steelers of course moved up 10 spots in the draft in order to make the selection of Bush at the #10 spot and this is exactly the level of investment you want to see from a player whom you have invested so much into before he ever plays a single snap for you. Bush himself admitted that there had been a few hiccups on day 1 but when you consider that he is learning a new system that is not a cause for concern at all. Instead the promise he has shown on his first day as a Steeler should elevate the hopes of the fan base for what this man can do for the team this season, and presumably for many more years to come.
Bush is out here to prove one thing and one thing aline.
“Why I belong here, why I belong in NFL, that I’m going to play here for a long time,” Bush said.
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