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    Will Dwayne Haskins Beat Out Mason Rudolph For Backup QB Role?

    Buy Or Sell: Dwayne Haskins Will Beat Out Mason Rudolph For Backup QB Role

    By Matthew Marczi
    Posted on January 24, 2021

    Topic Statement: Dwayne Haskins will beat out Mason Rudolph for the teamís backup quarterback position in 2021.

    Explanation: The Steelers drafted Mason Rudolph in 2019 believing that he had first-round talent, taking him in the third round. Now they have a quarterback who was actually drafted in the first round, who will come in and compete at the position.

    Buy:

    Somehow one aspect of the Dwayne Haskins acquisition that we donít really seem to be discussing is the fact that the Steelers have presumably some first-hand intelligence on him. Their wide receivers coach, Ike Hilliard, was with Washington with Haskins during his rookie season in 2019, so they surely consulted him before signing the quarterback and believed they could work with him.

    And letís face it, his competition is not Steve Young here. Weíre talking about Mason Rudolph, whom a lot of people wanted to be cut before the 2020 season. He did well enough for himself while playing from behind against the Browns in week 17, but thatís not enough to go on.

    Get Haskins out of his Washington environment, get him in the (virtual) classroom and harness his skills, and you can have something to work with. Maybe heís not going to be your heir apparent (neither is Rudolph), but he can at least be a backup with upside.

    Sell:

    Outside of being more athletic (though not necessarily mobile) and having greater arm strength, there is nothing that Haskins has over Rudolph that Paxton Lynch didnít have, and whenís the last you heard of him? The Steelers opted for both Joshua Dobbs and Devlin Hodges over him.

    The kinds of problems that Haskins has as a quarterback are the kinds that donít typically get fixed. He never really learned the game from the neck up, and he never had to at Ohio State. That doesnít cut it in the NFL, and thatís why heís going to remain firmly in the Ďbustí status and stand behind Rudolph on the depth chart.

    https://steelersdepot.com/2021/01/bu...ackup-qb-role/
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    IMO Rudolph has nothing to worry about. Haskins has a long way to go to be a legit player. Everything I have seen so far is a guy who still tries to get by on raw physical talent. Rarely works in the NFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    IMO Rudolph has nothing to worry about. Haskins has a long way to go to be a legit player. Everything I have seen so far is a guy who still tries to get by on raw physical talent. Rarely works in the NFL
    it will be very important for both Haskins and Rudolph to have a good QB coach.

    just look what Pep Hamilton has done with Justin Herbert this past season.
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    Haskins likely won't be the backup next year. And he shouldn't be. I'll agree with the article in one sense, he needs to be a better student of the game. He needs a year of hardcore film study. He needs to earn it, work for it. Can it change? Absolutely if he wants it bad enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    ....

    just look what Pep Hamilton has done with Justin Herbert this past season.
    People keep saying this but just maybe Herbert is that good.

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    Rudolph got benched for Duck Hodges, I dont see why Haskins couldnt beat him out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    People keep saying this but just maybe Herbert is that good.
    yeah.. its like BA with Luck and Peyton

    or Josh McDaniels with Brady

    J wonder how Pep would be viewed if Tyrod didn’t get poked and was the starter and played conservative ball like he has all his career.
    Tomlinís coming back so what can you do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    Haskins likely won't be the backup next year. And he shouldn't be. I'll agree with the article in one sense, he needs to be a better student of the game. He needs a year of hardcore film study. He needs to earn it, work for it. Can it change? Absolutely if he wants it bad enough.
    Since neither is scheduled to be on the roster after next season (we think with Haskins), it should be a real competition.

    But I think it will be tough for Haskins, especially if there's not IRL training camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.wizard View Post
    Rudolph got benched for Duck Hodges, I dont see why Haskins couldnt beat him out.
    ...and IMO that was a bad decision that hurt Rudolph's development and took reps away that he could have used. Hodges was never going to be the answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    ...and IMO that was a bad decision that hurt Rudolph's development and took reps away that he could have used. Hodges was never going to be the answer
    Rudolph was gun shy and came back too early last year. Prior to the hit he was playing decent ball.

    but I definitely think Haskins can compete physically.. IMO its the playbook. Can he learn it fast enough to be up to speed next year?

    Will we have preseason games next season? If not, its damn near impossible to impress? The plan might be to compete in 2 years if Ben stays.
    Tomlinís coming back so what can you do?


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