Former Steeler LB Williams goes to the mat for Bush

Vince says it's not too late for the inside LB to be great
quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is hit by Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams (98)
quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is hit by Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) Photo credit © Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Hard hitting former Steelers linebacker Vince Williams is going to the mat for struggling linebacker Devin Bush.

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In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Williams, who walked away from the game shortly before training camp this year had plenty to say about Bush, his injury, recovery and more.

Williams pointed out to the one thing that everyone seems to go to when trying to figure out what’s going on with his play on the field, his major knee surgery last year.

“Devin is coming off of a major injury, his coach’s wife died, and he’s missing 2 of his starting linemen,” said Williams in his first tweet. “Ppl called Bud a bust and then begged him to take “a home town discount to stay”. Btw, Devin Bush is 23 years old. If he plays till he’s 30 that’s 7 years to turn his career.”

Williams goes on to say that recovery for a ACL is 8 to 12 months and that for Bush to get back to the level he was at before his injury needs 16 to 24 months.

He then pointed out possible psychological issues Bush is dealing with.

Ultimately, Williams thinks the media is burying Bush too soon.

The PM Team said the way Williams played it was a bit surprising to see him to come Bush’s defense, but as former Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats points out, Williams was a mentor to Bush, a “little pup” if you will.