Week 10, Detroit Lions at the Pittsburgh Steelers, was an ugly, inexcusably sloppy and unmotivated game from the Steelers. They were playing without starting QB Ben Roethlisberger on short notice, but the rest of the team (with some exceptions) did not show up to compete. Overtime was the cherry...
I can agree with this assessment. I didn’t realize until I saw this that the overthrow by Rudolph on that slant that Johnson slows up to sit as if it was going to be zone but Rudolph correctly reads the safety and puts the ball where he thinks johnson will be. If johnson keeps running he has space and only a safety to beat.
All in all. I’d guess not getting first team reps hurt Rudolph’s timing with receivers. I say at this point if Roethlisberger can’t practice Thursday and Friday to just let Rudolph start vs the bolts and get as many reps as possible.