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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by bigbenhotness, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Who are you most excited for? Do you feel there is promise with any of them or are they trash?

    Been hearing mixed reviews in camp. Mason is more accurate than dobbs, but struggling moving the ball. Dobbs is trash but he is trash in style. Hodges looks like he can be a diamond in the rough, but I would not put too much stock in that. Either way it looks like it will be a competitive battle and if Ben seriously goes down we are screwed regardless.

    I was rooting for Mason last year but at this point I root for anyone that makes the team better.
     
  2. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    I was at practice yesterday and Hodges was really impressive. I didn't know that he was college football's all time leading passer until I read his bio.
     
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  3. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    that's crazy. Hopefully one of our 3 backups can be good at least
     
  4. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

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    This battle will come down to the wire. That being said, Devlin Hodges is making one heck of a case thus far. Should he do well enough in preseason action in addition to Joshua not doing well enough, that is going to set up quite the decision for Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin.
     
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  5. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    You never know I've seen a lot of back up quarterbacks get hurt int he pre-season. I can remember Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwhich both getting hurt and being out a lot of time.
     
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  6. AskQuestionsLater

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    For Dobbs sake I hope he does not. That would not bode well for him. He needs all the time he can acquire.
     
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  7. steel machine

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    To be honest I never heard of Stamford or Hodges but after reading about him I want him to be a Steeler. I like the attitude and confidence he has in himself.

    Is there a chance I'll get to see him play Friday night??? Generally the first pre-season game doesn't get me fired up but I will be watching and loved to see how this kid does.
     
  8. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    After his performance at camp yesterday and Dobbs having a spotty showing, I overheard a couple of guys beside me speculating that the Steelers could trade or release Dobbs and put Hodges on the practice squad and start the season with Ben and Rudolph. Of course this is way too early to make that call with 4 pre-season games to play.
     
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  9. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    camp totals


    Mason Rudolph: 75/111 (67.6%), 509 yards (6.8 YPC) 18 TDs 4 INTs
    Josh Dobbs:
    54/102 (52.9%), 454 yards (8.4 YPC) 11 TDs 6 INTs
    Ben Roethlisberger:
    56/79 (70.9%) 571 yards (10.2 YPC) 13 TDs 1 INT
    Devlin Hodges: 35/56 (62.5%) 335 yards (9.6 YPC) 3 TDs 2 INTs
     
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  10. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Rudolph looking like alex smith with that 6.8 ypc lol hodges looks like a slinger and dobbs improved
     
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  11. turtle

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    If Hodges is as good as he has been in practice, it should at least make the end of the preseason games more interesting lol
     
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  12. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    Hodges has shown during the 7 on 7 drills and during practice where he isn't allowed to be sacked that he can really zing the ball around. I'm waiting to see what he can do during live action when he's under pressure.
     
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  13. HeinzMustard

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    Doesn't Lord 6-Rings have a low YPC, too? Super Bowls can obviously be won with low YPC numbers. Obviously.
     
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  14. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Tom has a career 7.5 vs Ben at 7.8 and alex smith 6.9
     
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  15. bleednblackngold

    bleednblackngold Well-Known Member

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    Huh???

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  16. troybellringer55

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    Would be very doubtful. I've never seen the Steelers especially with Tomlin, not keep 3 active Qb's on the 53 man roster.
    It's a big risk leaving your QB3 on a practice squad, especially if he shown something. Practice squad guys can be on another active NFL roster in the blink of an eye.
     
  17. Blast Furnace

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    Hodges will be cut or sent to the PS. Book it.
     
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  18. aces4me

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    Or last season Ben 7.6 Brady 7.64 Alex Smith 6.65
     
  19. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    haha i don't think dobbs has the "it" factor but nothing from Mason has really stood out yet. Seems Mason is more accurate but conservative, and dobbs is wild but can hit the homerun plays.

    preseason will be interesting for sure....

    If Mason lights up preseason, Ben will sign an extension for 20 years and throw for 6k yards and 50 tds this season lol.
     
  20. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    The face you make when you’re the future but still lose your job to Dobbs lol




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  21. 4124life

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    Focus needs to be put on Rudolph, cut the bs already. Dobbs doesn’t, didn’t, and never will have starting potential. mason does. He has the talent to adapt to the pros. Throw him in behind Ben.
     
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  22. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Eh we will see. He’s been regressing in camp, hope he shuts me up
     
  23. DukeDukeDaDaDa

    DukeDukeDaDaDa Well-Known Member

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    You mean the greatest game manager the NFL has ever seen?
     
  24. DukeDukeDaDaDa

    DukeDukeDaDaDa Well-Known Member

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    My prediction is that Hodges will be this year's Josh Dobbs and Dobbs will be this year's Landry Jones.
     
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  25. Confluence

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    I watched the Raiders game last night when Dobbs played to see how bad it was and I left feeling like Dobbs did not do that badly, his stats might have been terrible but it gave me confidence oddly enough, looking forward to tomorrow night, (I have NFL.com game pass)
     
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