Steelers Devin Bush’s Stellar Play Only Increases Expectations Published 1 week ago on August 10, 2019 By Mike Asti 87shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailOne of the toughest things for any athlete to do is live up to an immense amount of hype. But Devin Bush is doing everything possible to do just that. First, Bush reignited a flame of excitement into Steelers fans following an offseason of drama, when Pittsburgh traded up to draft the star linebacker out of Michigan. He then wowed both fans and media with his immediate ability to learn the playbook and take charge of the defense at the team’s rookie minicamp. This then carried over to training camp, as he showed no fear in acting as a the quarterback of the defense, even amongst veterans. However, none of that would matter if it didn’t translate into success during games. Bush’s first game experience in the NFL proved to be yet another example of why many believe he will be the next “face” of the Steelers franchise. The No. 10 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft played the entire first half, finishing the night with 10 total tackles, seven of which were solo, and a near interception. As impressive as his stat line was, it wasn’t even the best part of Bush’s preseason debut. The fact that Bush called the plays, especially as part of a two-minute drill to end the half, is what really stood out. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! For maybe the best evaluation of his preseason debut, Devin Bush himself spoke about how he felt in his first NFL game action and what he still needs to work on. While there’s tons of pressure already on Bush, not only to adequately replace Ryan Shazier, but to be a perennial Pro-Bowl linebacker, who can serve as a Ray Lewis type in Pittsburgh for the next decade plus, the expectations are only going to increase thanks to performances like Friday night. 87shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:Devin BushfeaturedNFL LinebackersNFL Pittsburgh SteelersNFL PreseasonRay LewisTampa Bay Buccaneers Up Next Steelers Coach Darryl Drake Passes Away at 62 Don't Miss Preseason Week One Winners and Losers Mike Asti Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti manages both Steelers Now and Pittsburgh Sports Live. Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Steelers All 91: ILB Devin Bush Film Room: Devin Bush’s Preseason Debut Mike Tomlin Evaluates Performance of Rookies Devin Bush, Justin Layne, Ulysees Gilbert Preseason Week One Winners and Losers From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers4 hours ago James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Analysis5 hours ago Steelers Preseason Week 2 Winners and Losers Steelers15 hours ago Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Steelers5 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: S Dravon Askew-Henry Steelers15 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!