Don’t Put The Blame On Rudolph…

By Jessica Costello

There wasn’t much doubt circling around the Pittsburgh Steelers before the 2019 season started. With the loss of their number one wide receiver, the Steelers had to adapt but it didn’t look like much of a problem. There was still plenty to be optimistic about… so we thought.

After a Week 1 loss against the New England Patriots, the team’s mediocre performance didn’t quite worry fans yet. Week 2 brought more fear for the rest of the season when Ben Roethlisberger was ruled out for the rest of the season because of an elbow injury. Mason Rudolph was who the team turned to and he had a pretty solid performance going 12/19 for 112 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

With Rudolph’s first official debut as the starting quarterback for Week 3, fans were anxious for the results. But like we saw yesterday, there were some times during the 24-20 loss against the San Francisco 49ers where Roethlisberger was missed.

While there were mixed reactions to Rudoph’s performance, his team won’t turn their backs on him anytime soon.

Guard Ramon Foster told Jeremy Fowler of ESPN:

Foster continued to go on about the team’s performance and potential.

His teammates have faith in Rudolph still, and rightfully so. It’s way too early to tell if Rudolph doesn’t have ‘it’ to lead the team as their franchise quarterback.

It is super obvious that there is an issue with the team working in unison. When the offense is hot, the defense is struggling, and vise versa.

Brooke Pryor of ESPN:

The Steelers are now tasked with the Cincinnati Bengals who have the same 0-3 record.

What do you think Steelers fans, will this team find their rhythm and produce a winning season? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


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One Comment

  1. Alex Campbell

    September 30, 2019 at 10:45 am

    I do believe that ultimately the steelers will come back with a winning season but they do need to all be in unison with each other if they want results. I think Rudolph is a good enough quarterback to for the steelers but there is nothing better than watching Ben in his comfort zone making good plays.

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