Though the primetime Sunday night matchup in Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins did not go their way, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had glowing remarks about his rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett when speaking to the media on Tuesday.

Putting an inverse spin on the idiomatic phrase, Tomlin called Pickett “a fish in water,” clarifying that the quarterback’s comfortability and poise in leading comeback efforts is “a natural act for him. He’s a competitor,” per Joe Rutter of The Tribune-Review.