PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin had a plan in place for how he wanted to approach the Steelers quarterback job when Ben Roethlisberger retired. While Tomlin never went into full detail of what that plan entailed, it was obvious from the start that it wasn’t going to include Mitch Trubisky or Kenny Pickett looking over their shoulder after every errant pass.
Consistency was the message that Tomlin followed from the start and will continue to follow – or something like that.
Even though Tomlin was determined to go with Trubisky to start the season against Pickett, he surprisingly benched Trubisky at halftime of the Jets’ Week 4 game. fourth quarter on Sunday to upset the 10-point road favorite Buccaneers after an ineffective Pickett left with a concussion, Tomlin sticks to the consistency angle – or as he put it on Tuesday, “We’re not going not blow in the wind.”
The correct cliche might have been “spit in the wind”, but the point has been made.
Pickett will return to his starting role as soon as he is cleared of concussion protocol, which could be as soon as Saturday, in time for Sunday night’s game against the Dolphins in South Florida.