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The future of Mason Rudoph?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Stone, Apr 22, 2020.

  1. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2015
    Rudolph is ranked 15th best backup QB according to CBS sports. Jameis Winston is #1.
  2. Quadrupleyoi

    Quadrupleyoi Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    Nothing Rudolph has shown me makes me believe he is the QB of the future. We’ll see what he has this season, if there is a season. Its a game of roulette, and the Steelers seem to have placed all the chips on Big Ben coming back strong. If he is not the Ben of old, or if he is injured again, I see 8 or maybe 9 wins. With that good defense, if whoever the QB is plays well enough to not blow games, thats it. If we get the Ben of ten years ago I can see 11 wins.
    I’m not counting on that.
    With the economics of the game as they are, they wont be making a deal for a good veteran QB as long as Ben is on the roster.
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  3. Busman


    Oct 18, 2011
    It's here. Personally I do not know anyone that has it nor do any of my friends and family know of anyone that has had it. It's pretty benign here but it does exist. https://www.covid-19canada.com/graphs
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  4. LoneGranger

    LoneGranger Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2016
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  5. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2014
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  6. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello

    Oct 26, 2011
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  7. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    Winston's 1 year contract with the Saints has a $1.1 million cap hit. Incentives for playing time and playoffs make up another potential $3.5+ million in potential earnings.

    I would have beaten that offer in a heartbeat. Oh well, in Mason we trust (I guess)....
  8. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Solid bargain. Maybe we didn’t have a envelope that could hold that much money? :smiley1:
  9. LoneGranger

    LoneGranger Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2016
    No. Actually I only look at the pictures! :hehehe:
  10. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    Rudolph does not have the arm strength, plain and simple... Throws loopy passes that don't have that line drive trajectory that is needed on certain throws...

    Not every QB has a strong arm, But there are still good ones ( Marsha arrrggghhhh ) That compensate for this flaw with pinpoint accuracy, And Mason is far from pinpoint...

    This IMO, Is why I don't think he will ever be good...The greatest QB Coach in the World can't cure these 2 decencies
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  11. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    I agree on his accuracy not being close to pinpoint. As far as arm strength I think that is what made him a 3rd round draft pick. The few times he does step into his throws it is on a rope but looks to me like he doesn't know where & when to place it yet. The speed of the NFL might be too much for him to overcome. He looked hesitant to throw last year to me. Knew he had a checkdown which he is pretty good at.
    Last edited: May 15, 2020
  12. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    I live in NJ and know of no one who had or has it.
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  13. The Glory Days

    The Glory Days Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2017
    Most qb's at this level can throw darts short range. It's arm strength that allows you to throw accurate medium to long range passes. Without it, you put too much arc and add time to the delivery. Mason doesn't get the ball to the receivers in a hurry because of being unsure as well as arm strength.
  14. 4124life

    4124life Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2018
    His arm is strong enough. It’s the timing of his passes that’s a mess. Is he the future ? I doubt it but we will see.
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  15. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    Agreed, he looked good in Preseason when they were allowing him to throw the ball down the field on a regular basis and he was facing base defenses.

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