Mason Rudolph on Steelers fans booing him: I would’ve booed me too

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Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph got off to an ugly start on Monday night, with an interception on Pittsburgh’s first possession, a turnover on downs on the second and a punt on the third. By the time the Steelers were struggling on their fourth offensive series and trailing 14-0, Rudolph was loudly booed in Pittsburgh.

Rudolph appreciated that.

After a game that saw him play much better the rest of the way and the Steelers coming back to win, Rudolph said getting booed was a reminder that Steelers fans have high expectations, as they should.

“I would’ve booed that performance too. We were coming out slow. This is the Pittsburgh Steelers. There’s a standard here,” Rudolph said, via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.

That fourth drive, which started with loud boos, ended with a field goal. The rest of the game, the Steelers dominated.

Rudolph still has a long way to go before he can convince anyone that he’s the heir apparent to Ben Roethlisberger, but he ended up getting on track on Monday night, and it’s to his credit that he accepts that his play early in the game wasn’t up to Steelers standards.

46 responses to “Mason Rudolph on Steelers fans booing him: I would’ve booed me too

  1. The Steelers’ arrogance has really come home to roost. How Colbert and Tomlin both survive this, I have no idea. Medicority up against a very weak division for years.

  2. Poor Rudolph.
    Start playing better and all the fans will love you and shout out with glee.

  3. Until the 4th quarter I was convinced this would be a classic example of a Tomlin team not being prepared after a bye for an inferior opponent. Fortunately for Tomlin this particular team is the worst one he may ever face. Almost any other team would have beaten them.

  4. Anti Steeler fans are going to thumbs down this but here are the up to date quarterback ratings of the top six quarterbacks in the draft the year Rudolph was selected in the 3rd round.

    Mason Rudolph 97.5
    Lamar Jackson 94.1
    JOsh Allen 80.4
    Baker Mayfield 67.8
    Sam Darnold 66.2
    JOsh Rosen 52.0

    I think the Steelers are satisfied with Rudolph’s progress so far.

  5. “The Steelers’ arrogance has really come home to roost. How Colbert and Tomlin both survive this, I have no idea. Medicority up against a very weak division for years.”

    Look at meeeee!! Pay attention to meeee!!

  6. In my previous comment, I might remind people that the other 5 quarterbacks have a years experience over Rudolph since he took 0 snaps last year.

  7. Steelers’ fans are going to love Mason Rudolph. It’s just a matter of time. He’s everything they’re looking for in a QB. After a few more wins, and come from behind victories, the stadium will be filled with Rudolph jerseys.

  8. Steelers fans haven’t had years of irrelevance, so they’re not used to this. But it feels like their time is coming. The only thing the organization does well is draft WR’s.

  9. approachingnormalcy says:
    October 29, 2019 at 11:47 am
    Anti Steeler fans are going to thumbs down this but here are the up to date quarterback ratings of the top six quarterbacks in the draft the year Rudolph was selected in the 3rd round.

    Mason Rudolph 97.5
    Lamar Jackson 94.1
    JOsh Allen 80.4
    Baker Mayfield 67.8
    Sam Darnold 66.2
    JOsh Rosen 52.0

    I think the Steelers are satisfied with Rudolph’s progress so far.

    ~~~~

    The rest of the AFCN hopes the Steelers are satisfied too and they turn the franchise over to him.

  10. approachingnormalcy says:
    October 29, 2019 at 11:47 am
    Anti Steeler fans are going to thumbs down this but here are the up to date quarterback ratings of the top six quarterbacks in the draft the year Rudolph was selected in the 3rd round.

    Mason Rudolph 97.5
    Lamar Jackson 94.1
    JOsh Allen 80.4
    Baker Mayfield 67.8
    Sam Darnold 66.2
    JOsh Rosen 52.0

    I think the Steelers are satisfied with Rudolph’s progress so far.

    ————

    Misleading stat, Rudolph was drafted by a team contending for a SB. You can’t seriously compare him to QBs going to rebuilding teams.

  11. tylawspick6 says:
    October 29, 2019 at 11:34 am
    The Steelers’ arrogance has really come home to roost. How Colbert and Tomlin both survive this, I have no idea. Medicority up against a very weak division for years.
    ————————————————————–

    You should definitely know a weak division when you see it. The Pats have been playing the Fins, Jets, and Bills. Now those, right there, are some powerhouses.

  12. hanktadd says:
    October 29, 2019 at 11:43 am
    Until the 4th quarter I was convinced this would be a classic example of a Tomlin team not being prepared after a bye for an inferior opponent. Fortunately for Tomlin this particular team is the worst one he may ever face. Almost any other team would have beaten them.

    ————————————

    Even when this dude wins after losing his HOF starting QB people like this complain because…it wasn’t good enough? I’m not arguing Tomlin is the best coach in the league, but Steelers have lost Ben, Brown, Bell, Shazier all to injuries or dramatic circumstances in the past couple years and have had winning seasons. Yet people still just hate Tomlin. You’d rather have Kitchens because he looks like your kinda guy?

  13. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 29, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    approachingnormalcy says:
    October 29, 2019 at 11:47 am
    Anti Steeler fans are going to thumbs down this but here are the up to date quarterback ratings of the top six quarterbacks in the draft the year Rudolph was selected in the 3rd round.

    Mason Rudolph 97.5
    Lamar Jackson 94.1
    JOsh Allen 80.4
    Baker Mayfield 67.8
    Sam Darnold 66.2
    JOsh Rosen 52.0

    I think the Steelers are satisfied with Rudolph’s progress so far.

    ————

    Misleading stat, Rudolph was drafted by a team contending for a SB. You can’t seriously compare him to QBs going to rebuilding teams.

    Most people don’t think the Steelers are contending for the Super Bowl this year. Rudolph didn’t play last year. He is playing this year. Most people do think the Ravens are contending this year. Buffalo is good and Cleveland was supposed to be good. Remember?

  14. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:Misleading stat, Rudolph was drafted by a team contending for a SB. You can’t seriously compare him to QBs going to rebuilding teams.

    Baker Mayfield cashed in on a ton of 1st round talent and free agents. Lamar is not on a rebuilding team. All of these guys have had more starts than Rudolph and remember M.R. is a 3rd round and not a 1st round pick. He also is not throwing to A.B. and also only has a few starts. I think it’s actually impressive.

  15. It’s the kids 4th NFL Game and 1st game since he was knocked out cold.
    Have some patience. I think he’ll be fine in the long run.

  16. tylawspick6 says:
    October 29, 2019 at 11:34 am
    The Steelers’ arrogance has really come home to roost. How Colbert and Tomlin both survive this, I have no idea. Medicority up against a very weak division for years.

    What dopes that comment even mean? WHAT team has lost from one year to the next its TOP 3 playmakers on offense (QB,WR,RB) is now playing with a QB with 4 career starts, keeps losing other players to injury, rebuilding the Defense on the fly, and are competitive Where is that arrogant exactly TYLOW

  17. “Where is that arrogant exactly TYLOW”

    Posting in sports forums is the only way this guy can get anyone to notice him. It’s in the Social Outcast handbook.

  18. tylawspick6 says:

    The Steelers’ arrogance has really come home to roost

    Ha ha. Pot…meet kettle. No one is more arrogant than the pat brats.

  19. kilgoretrout2 says:

    October 29, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    hanktadd says:
    October 29, 2019 at 11:43 am
    Until the 4th quarter I was convinced this would be a classic example of a Tomlin team not being prepared after a bye for an inferior opponent. Fortunately for Tomlin this particular team is the worst one he may ever face. Almost any other team would have beaten them.

    ————————————

    Even when this dude wins after losing his HOF starting QB people like this complain because…it wasn’t good enough? I’m not arguing Tomlin is the best coach in the league, but Steelers have lost Ben, Brown, Bell, Shazier all to injuries or dramatic circumstances in the past couple years and have had winning seasons. Yet people still just hate Tomlin. You’d rather have Kitchens because he looks like your kinda guy?
    ________________________________________________________________________________

    Did you just make this a race issue? Get a life! People dislike Tomlin because he’s probably the worst game manager in the NFL. Until last nights challenge win, the guy was 0-11 on challenges since 2017!!!! His clock management has cost us games. He makes 0 in game changes. Is he the worst coach in the NFL, nope! He’s about the same level as Jason Garrett… he’ll net you a solid .500 team unless the team makes plays. Cowboys fans know all too well what it’s like to have a coach who doesn’t prepare a team for a bad opponent, see the Jets game from a couple weeks ago. Black, white, brown, yellow, or purple… the dislike for Mike Tomlin is based on his decision making skills, not his skin color!

  20. All the Steelers need is to play Miami, Cleveland and Cincinatti all year and they’ll be looking great!

  21. It’s hard not to like Rudolph’s personality and attitude. He definitely has the chance to develop into a decent QB. But if anyone thinks that at this point Rudolph is the top QB from the 2018 draft, please give me a thumbs down.

  22. tylawspick6 says:
    October 29, 2019 at 11:34 am
    The Steelers’ arrogance has really come home to roost. How Colbert and Tomlin both survive this, I have no idea. Medicority up against a very weak division for years.

    LOL… if Pats played in the AFCN, they’d maybe have 3-4 of their SB’s. Still good, but not an automatic bid to playoffs EVERY SINGLE YEAR!!

  23. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 29, 2019 at 12:12 pm
    approachingnormalcy says:
    October 29, 2019 at 11:47 am
    Anti Steeler fans are going to thumbs down this but here are the up to date quarterback ratings of the top six quarterbacks in the draft the year Rudolph was selected in the 3rd round.

    Mason Rudolph 97.5
    Lamar Jackson 94.1
    JOsh Allen 80.4
    Baker Mayfield 67.8
    Sam Darnold 66.2
    JOsh Rosen 52.0

    I think the Steelers are satisfied with Rudolph’s progress so far.

    ————

    Misleading stat, Rudolph was drafted by a team contending for a SB. You can’t seriously compare him to QBs going to rebuilding teams.

    Yeah a team that just lost their Starting RB and top WR in the offseason A team that missed the playoffs last year. . Not exactly SB favorites. Give credit where credit is due Pats Troll

  24. Rudolph displayed the same kind of recklessness in the second half that got him knocked out several weeks ago. He needs to learn that unruly and obnoxious Steelers’ fans are not worth getting yourself killed.

  25. bmb5569 says:
    October 29, 2019 at 2:37 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    October 29, 2019 at 11:34 am
    The Steelers’ arrogance has really come home to roost. How Colbert and Tomlin both survive this, I have no idea. Medicority up against a very weak division for years.

    LOL… if Pats played in the AFCN, they’d maybe have 3-4 of their SB’s. Still good, but not an automatic bid to playoffs EVERY SINGLE YEAR!!

    ———

    Then how do you explain the Patriots having their highest winning percentage against the AFC North?

  26. Medicority up against a very weak division for years.

    This comment comes from a fan of a team that plays the Jets<Bills .and Fins…..how dumb is that. Nobody but the Pats has won a Lombardi in what 50 years? Thanks for the chuckle….millennials?

  27. We were booing the performance of the entire offense. Not just Rudolph. The Defense was also booed after the second touchdown when they decided they didn’t feel like tackling. Rudolph is also only 4 games into his career and coming off of almost 3 weeks with no action after getting knocked out in the Ravens game. Jitters and erratic throws are to be expected in that situation. He showed fortitude by coming out in the second half and correcting those issues.

  28. When the Squealers are losing the fans turn on them like traitors. But it is the culture in Pittsburgh now. The Steel Curtain is long gone. They have not been the same since the Patriots dynasty began and they started making excuses every year.

    They are so proud of their six titles but have no respect for the Dynasty in New England which is better historically with six titles and more AFC championships. There is no team the Patriots enjoy destroying than the Squealers because they are the biggest excuse makers and divas. Inside the locker room they post the bulletin board material coming out of Pittsburgh and then they go out and embarrass the Squealers on the field and laugh at them behind their back in the locker room.

    The Patriots have always viewed the Squealers as soft and weak just like their zone coverage against an assassin like Brady who carves them up bad.

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