Good Tuesday to you Steelers fans.
As we approach 4pm on Saturday, September 5th, it certainly appears as if the Pittsburgh Steelers are full steam ahead with their current stable of quarterbacks. This doesn’t sit well with a large chunk of Steelers Nation but we’re a fickle bunch anyway so it shouldn’t be all that surprising. Let’s just take Ben Roethlisberger and set him aside. He’s the starter. Moving on… Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin have remained committed to Mason Rudolph. There are many that believe this to be utterly ridiculous citing Rudolph’s struggles last season. But there are also those who believe that Rudolph had typical struggles that a young QB would have given that it was his first action in the NFL. Behind Rudolph it looks like Duck Hodges will again hold off former first rounder Paxton Lynch. Absolutely none of this matters if Big Ben stays healthy but Rudolph still has much to prove. Can he throw receivers open? Can he prove he can read defenses more effectively? Will he improve his pocket awareness? These are questions that honestly I don’t want answers to because that would mean bad things for Roethlisberger. The only thing that changes this is if someone really unexpected should be cut from across the league. Even then I believe the Steelers stock with Rudolph and Hodges whether we approve or not.
Are you keeping up with Gordon’s terrific series on the history of our beloved franchise? Right now his latest details the shocking development that followed the first postseason birth in team history. It’s really good, informative stuff.
Tweet of the Day… Not going to lie. This doesn’t sound reassuring.
Crazy to think I completed my 10th camp… what a blessing!! From the first time I stepped on that Latrobe field to now….. it has been one heck of a ride
— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) August 31, 2020
We are expecting to hear soon about whether Bud Dupree will be paid as an end or outside linebacker. The difference is a couple million dollars and I don’t blame Dupree one bit. I believe he will win his case and my gut feeling is that the Steelers have already prepared for this as well.
For the vast majority of his time as the Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers I have supported Mike Tomlin. I believe him to be a very good coach and a good man. I think he has flaws whether they be related to game management, bad losses in winnable postseason games or showing too much loyalty to certain veterans. All of those things are true but they don’t take away from him as a leader. That was on display recently when he led the team into Heinz Field, spoke about what was happening in America, led the team in prayer and then began practice. Many coaches and owners would have just ignored this. While I think Tomlin needs a good year to turn around some naysayers, that doesn’t take away from who and what he is.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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