New Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell said he hopes to under-promise and over-deliver for his new team in a recent interview on Ohio University radio station WOUB.
Mitchell, who recorded 66 total tackles, three and a half sacks and four interceptions in 2013, is also coming to Pittsburgh carrying a bit of a chip on his shoulder heading into this season, because he believes he was snubbed out of a trip to Hawaii following the 2013 season.
“I expect to perform better than I did last year and last year I was right on that cusp of being Pro Bowl, and I think I might have been cheated little bit,” said Mitchell “But, hey, that’s just extra motivation for me to work that much harder this offseason to make sure that they cant take it from me next year.”
Next year for Mitchell will include him playing for a third team in as many seasons and he was asked to describe what he brings to Pittsburgh as a player.
“A little bit of the same thing you guys are all hearing about,” said Mitchell. “You know I’m a physical football player. I like to play the game a certain type of way, but also your going to be getting a highly motivated guy.”
The Steelers are hoping that Mitchell can seamlessly replace Ryan Clark this upcoming season and while the Ohio product refused to make any predictions when it comes to stats he did make one promise.
“I’m going to go out there and play as hard as I can and play as disciplined and as sound as I can, and that’s what people can expect,” he said.