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Mason Rudolph Is What He Is

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by TuRnDoWnForWaTT, Aug 14, 2022.

  1. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    I have to admit. I have really been pulling for Mason. I like his attitude. He could have pouted about Trubisky and Pickett being brought in. He didn't. Instead he has went all in to try and win a job.

    That being said, the Mason Rudolph I saw last night was the same Mason Rudolph I have watched for the last few years. Moments of brilliance followed by poor pocket awareness, ill adviced throws, and inaccuracy.

    Bottomline is Mason is not winning the starting job. I think it's safe to say Mason's upside is that of a pretty solid NFL QB2. And that QB2 role probably won't be in Pittsburgh.
     
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  2. Steelers304

    Steelers304 Well-Known Member

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    Mitch has it firmly in control. Rudolph gives good interviews, looks good in practice, and throws a pretty decent deep ball at times. He's not a starting QB in the NFL tho. I don't even think he's a serviceable QB2. He looks really bad most of the time, then he'll throw a pretty deep ball. rinse and repeat
     
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  3. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure Mitch will be the starter but remains to be seen how that will work out. I think he threw more passes last night then he threw the entire 2021 season. My dream is that he fulfills that potential he must of had when drafted #2. I think he's 27-28, a great time to reach his potential. Fingers crossed!!
     
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  4. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

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    I think his pocket awareness is his Achilles heel. He has none. You don’t have to be extremely mobile to move effectively in the pocket. Look at the difference between him and Pickett. Pickett is mobile AND knows how to find the clean space in the pocket. Brady, P. Manning and Marino were not the most mobile but navigated the pocket effectively. Rudolph steps into contact and seems oblivious to pressure at times. But…he does throw a nice deep ball.
     
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  5. Animus

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    Yea, I was rooting for him myself. I have to agree with your analysis. His pass to Pickens was just awesome. But at the end of the 2Q it was that moment of the same of Mason for me. I was bummed for him.
     
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  6. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Well said. Watching Trubisky and Pickett move in the pocket opposed to Rudolph was quite a contrast. Mitch and Kenny looked smooth and Mason just looked awkward.
     
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  7. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. For those in the back take notes. He will be # 3 when the season starts as Pickett proved to be the # 2 last night.
     
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  8. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    I'm not so sure he will even be on the roster when the season starts.
     
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  9. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    It's possible they trade him but we all saw when Ben went down they need him and Hodges
     
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  10. R2sojr

    R2sojr Well-Known Member

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    Mitch better watch out in all seriousness. Pickett had that place on its feet.
     
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  11. TGH

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    Let each one play a full preseason game, let's see who can rack up the most points!
    That's what I want to see, not the bits and pieces, a quarter here, a quarter there.
     
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  12. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he'll sign with the Dallas Renegades to be Landry Jones backup.
     
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  13. Pickett's Charge

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    I was telling a buddy of mine last night during the game that Pit fans have it all wrong. The crowd shouldn't be booing Mason when he comes out, they need to cheer and pump him up. If he has a great preseason, his trade value increases and some team who desperately needs a backup might be willing to cough up a 5th for him.
     
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  14. SteelersFanCanada

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    It's gonna take more then 1 preseason home game to really make a determination.

    However I will say he was making good decisions for the most part but was pressing too much when he almost threw the pick. Also his ball placement got pretty inconsistent.

    But man.. his arm is live when it needs to be.
     
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  15. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    I agree I’m still pulling for him and I would hope we keep him but yeah, it’s like he gets rattled and starts pooping himself. Pickett got rattled then came back and looked poised and unafraid.
     
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  16. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    Mason played well. Not his fault Moore was beat badly and and from his blindside as quickly as his drop back. He made a great play to save the fumble. Thing is Mitch and Kenny are more mobile and played well also.

    Side note: Mason has more class in his pinky finger than the booing Steeler fans in Attendance !!!

    Cajun
     
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  17. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    What you just said is exactly my point. Your description is exactly who Mason Rudolph is. Nothing has changed. He still is who he is.
     
  18. SteelerNole

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    Don’t know what it is about Mason, he seems entitled. I have a hard time getting behind him. I don’t feel like he has the team behind him.
     
  19. SteelersFanCanada

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    I also have a good idea of who Trubisky was from his time in Chicago, and 1 preseason home game isn't gonna change that either lol.

    I think people just need to pump the breaks a bit and see how these guys perform as a whole.
     
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  20. SteelersFanCanada

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    I'm not sure where you're getting that from. Mason's career to this point has been backing up a HOF QB that didn't want him on his team. For the simple reason that Mason as a QB.

    The kid was dealt a ****ty hand, and has kept working through it.
     
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  21. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    It's not one pre season game. It's Mason's whole career. Yesterday was no different than most of Mason's games. He looks great. Then he looks terrible.
     
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  22. Vox Ferrum

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    I've said before he is what he is..but when in his time here as he had any o line at all. In the last 2 years he had one start in the regular season, one called upon literally an hour before the game started. No I do not think he is a viable nfl starter, but I've seen back ups with less talent stick around the league as back ups.
     
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  23. SteelersFanCanada

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    Mason's been compared to Ben Roethlisberger his whole career, because he's been his backup.

    There was also good stretch of time when we were all pulling our hair out watching Fitchner's offense. Safe to assume that affected other QBs too?

    Mason can make good plays and he can make bad plays, like a lot of average QBs. All I'm saying is there's a lot of tape on Trubisky too that isn't great. So, might as well take it easy on proclaiming anything at this point.
     
  24. Formerscribe

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    Actually, he did have time to step up and avoid the rush on the fumble. Yes, Moore did a terrible job, but Rudolph's lack of pocket awareness made the play worse. That wasn't his only mistake. He missed open receivers. He threw a second deep ball to Pickens out of bounds, giving the kid no chance to make a play. He threw three balls into coverage, one of which should have been an easy interception.
     
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  25. Formerscribe

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    Trubisky was a lot better in Chicago than Rudolph has been in Pittsburgh. That is more of a knock on Rudolph, but the resumes really aren't even close.
     
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