Recovering from a major injury is never an easy task, especially when it's a torn ACL. However, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush, who tore his ACL in Week 6 last season, is determined to make a full recovery.
Reporters asked Bush on Wednesday if he could cover Cleveland Browns wideout Jarvis Landry in the slot next season whenever he's healthy. After all, Landry did record 92 receptions and a touchdown in a 48-37 win over the Steelers in last season's Wild Card Round with Bush out of the lineup.
The linebacker didn't even hesitate to answer the question, immediately showcasing his self-confidence with an awesome quote.
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With Bush saying that he could "100%" cover Landry, Steelers fans should love their linebacker's confidence. After all, it's not even that far-fetched of an idea. While Landry has recorded a 4.77-second 40-yard dash, Bush recorded a 4.43-second time running the sprint in the past.
Even though the 2021 campaign will only be Bush's third season in the NFL, he's already looking at home on the Steelers' defense. He's played 21 games so far, tallying 135 total tackles (9 for a loss), 2 interceptions and 4 fumble recoveries (with one being returned for a touchdown). With the Steelers looking to rebound after last year's late-season collapse, Bush will need to play a big role in any success they hope to see.
It's looking like Pittsburgh's disappointing end to the 2020 season has come back to bite them when it comes to their championship aspirations. FanDuel Sportsbook has listed the Steelers as having +4400 odds to win the Super Bowl, which puts them in a with the Arizona Cardinals for 19th in the NFL.
As for Bush, he'll have to wait a while before he can prove that he can cover Landry. The Steelers don't play the rival Browns until a Week 8 meeting in Cleveland on Sunday, Oct. 31.
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