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Thread: Who will back up Big Ben this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh wow View Post
    I donít think it has to be significant improvement.

    Dobbs biggest issue is consistency IMO. I also think he is similar to Cam Newton in that he needs to run once or twice early to get comfortable. The guy has wheels so use them to his advantage.

    I agree with you on Mason. If he canít beat out Dobbs this year he isnít the answer.
    It could be a kid gloves deal.
    The Steelers aren't going to push him into #2 but at the end of the day.....if you can't show something by Yr 2 one has to question your upside. If yr 3 rolls around and you're still Landry Jones then it's time to move on.
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    It will be Rudolph

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    I don't think it's been determined yet. Rudolph and Dobbs will battle it out before the season begins, and hopefully one of them will emerge as the clear #2 QB.

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    I didn’t think Rudolph would back up Ben last year, but then again I didn’t see Dobbs taking Jones spot either. That being said I believe that Rudolph will be Bens back up this year.

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    Practically, I don't think it will matter much because I think we're done if Ben goes down either way.

    But I hope it's an honest competition and one of them wins and shows enough that they could be thought of as a competent starter in the NFL. I don't think either has done that yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Maniac View Post
    We all know who we want to back Ben up; but let's just see how it plays out.
    I just want one of them to step up and take it. Doesn't matter to me which one does, as long as one of them truly earns it and proves himself to be a reliable option for us if needed.
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    I just want one of them to step up and take it. Doesn't matter to me which one does, as long as one of them truly earns it and proves himself to be a reliable option for us if needed.
    I agree.

    That said, if Rudolph is truly the first-round talent Colbert & Co. claimed he is, he should be able to able to take command of the backup role before this season begins. If he can't/doesn't do that, it would indicate that the draft capital spent on him last year was wasted, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    I agree.

    That said, if Rudolph is truly the first-round talent Colbert & Co. claimed he is, he should be able to able to take command of the backup role before this season begins. If he can't/doesn't do that, it would indicate that the draft capital spent on him last year was wasted, IMO.

    You hit it... if he is what Colbert claimed.
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    if he can't beat out dobbs this year for the #2 spot, then the "1st round grade we had on him" was the usual smoke being blown up our ass we hear around draft time

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    What if Rudolph improves his game from his rookie season to year 2, but then Dobbs steps it up even more from year 2 to year 3?
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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