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I get this week. I want the guy to throw 4 tds and run dor another.
But when Mason is healthy it needs to be his chance to prove he is a franchise qb. Ben isnt going to play forever. We gotta know if Mason is the one. Hopefully both Mason and Hodges are that talented
The real problem is:
Can Vince Williams cover Keenan Allen this year?
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To answer the OPs question directly:
Hodges starts ONLY if Mason Rudolph is out due to Concussion protocol.
Mason Rudolph earned the #2 spot in preseason and when Big Ben was lost MR took over. I'm really happy for "Duck" Hodges. He's a gamer and tough guy.
As for the "dislike" I sense toward Mason Rudolph, I just don't get it. He's 6' 5" tall and has a decent arm. He works extremely hard and given the right support will do well.
He got clocked on the play that knocked him out. I dislike the Ravens as a competitor but that was NOT a cheap shot on him. It was a bit late but the damage was done because he was sandwiched between 2 defenders.
Ask Jack Lambert if it was a dirty hit. I don't think it was. Was it tough physical Stillers-Ratbird football? You bet but let's drop the dirty hit mularkey and focus on why we are 1-4.
Perhaps losing Big Ben for the season shows what the Offense is really like.
Now losing Jaylen Samuels a month further cripples the offense (yes he made a lousy pass on the wildcat but other than that hasn't he been a gamer?)
The true test for a coach is rallying his team when the chips are down.
Stiller fans, we are weak at WRs, very thin at RB and have our third string QB likely to start.
As they say, That's the fact Jack!
Get out your terrible towels and pray to Myron Cope for a win.
Too bad Ringside Rosie isn't alive anymore.
Maybe we could get Bruno Sammartino to travel to LA on the team plane and inspire these guys.
They need help.
I look at it like this. I figure this injury to Ben, while he may be able to come back next season, could lead to further problems down the road. When throwing a football or a baseball is your primary job and you injure the elbow of the arm you throw with, most guys have issues going forward. Yes, there have been medical advancements and some guys come back better than ever. But those guys won't be 38 next season either.
At this point, I don't too much care whether Rudolph or Hodges steps up as long as one of them does. Last thing I want is for this franchise to become the Cleveland Browns, drafting a bevy of shitty QB's that get coaches fired and keep teams from improving because they keep spending draft capital on one position year after year.
Steelers fans should be happy if either of these guys takes a step forward. Unless of course you are Coach and root for one's success based on the other's failure.
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Ike, I hear yaz. Those who say billicheat is the greatest coach ever have no sense of cheating. How can one be the greatest ever if they are FACTUAL cheaters????? Just astounds me as to that pedestal. t*mmyb*y as well.
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Shame on the team if they suit up Rudolph this week. Let the guy get the extra 2 weeks for his cranium to rest. No reason to suit him up after taking that hit and a bye week following
Looking forward to watching Bubby Hodges play
Hodges looked good in his limited play mainly because his interception was called back.
To me it seems that we have officially entered the "preparing for life after Ben" era. IMO when you are in a transitional state such as this looking for your next Franchise QB you can never have too many options. I hope we have the next guy on the roster now. We knew it wasn't Landry Jones and Dobbs didn't look like it either but I feel pretty good about the skill level and smarts Mason and Duck have shown thus far. I don't care which one it turns out to be, I just hope it is one of them so letting them both get some playing time in what appears to be a "rebuilding" year of sorts is ok by me. Lets shake it up and see who emerges.
Mason practiced, so if he continues to improve there's a good chance he plays