Mike Tomlin on QB: We’ll see what next week holds

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The Steelers made a quarterback change on their way to a 16-10 win over the Bengals on Sunday and head coach Mike Tomlin got a predictable question when he met the media for his postgame press conference.

Tomlin was asked whether Devlin Hodges would get the start or if the team would go back to Mason Rudolph for a home game against the Browns.

“We’ll see what next week holds,” Tomlin said.

Tomlin said Rudolph wasn’t doing enough and completing 8-of-16 for 85 yards and an interception certainly fits that description of his effort. Hodges was 5-of-11 for 118 yards and a touchdown after entering the game in the third quarter.

Rudolph threw four interceptions in Pittsburgh’s loss to the Browns in Week 11, so it’s not just one bad outing and that may lead to Tomlin to cast his lot with Hodges next time out.

32 responses to “Mike Tomlin on QB: We’ll see what next week holds

  1. It’s about time. I thought they should have left Hodges as the starter in the first place. I think the only reason Rudolph was playing was because they wasted a third-round draft pick on him.

  2. Tomlin helped ruin Mason and he will have a hard time making a decision he cannot admit a bad draft choice.

  3. “Tomlin also said if this QB change didn’t work, he would start tripping opposing players again”

    That incident happened at least 50 years ago. Time to be outraged about something more recent.

  4. tittmouse says:
    November 24, 2019 at 4:43 pm
    Hidges is clearly better but they still need to draft someone soon

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    After the one big play he didn’t do much. And completed under 50% of his passes. I’d say they are both the same but yes the Steelers need to draft someone this year

  5. It’ll be duck season in Pittsburgh. Wish him well, but Browns will crush him just like they did Rudolph.

  6. cardinealsfan20 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 4:58 pm
    “Tomlin also said if this QB change didn’t work, he would start tripping opposing players again”

    That incident happened at least 50 years ago. Time to be outraged about something more recent.

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    It’s also time to learn how to spell Cardinal

  7. Tomlin is a thoroughly disgusting creature
    but the game next week is must-see-tv, ain’t no doubt.
    Browns got some unfinished business.

  8. This was just a temporary move to spark a stagnant offense. Rudolph has no running game and gets harassed constantly due to below average offensive line play. Not to mention practice squad receivers. Not many QBs would be consistent under those circumstances. Chill out people. Steelers are doing great to be in a playoff spot with all this and the Garrett garbage. Great job by Tomlin to turn a mess into a respectable record.

  9. littleseizures says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm
    This was just a temporary move to spark a stagnant offense. Rudolph has no running game and gets harassed constantly due to below average offensive line play. Not to mention practice squad receivers. Not many QBs would be consistent under those circumstances.

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    This would be a better argument if he hadn’t been followed by another QB who immediately scored multiple times to win the game and better Rudolph’s stats in less than a half of playing time.

    Hodges is better than Rudolph.

  10. The Steelers once quality o-line has quickly become sloppy without Mike Munchak. Who ever took over as o-line coach is not qualified. With that said bring on the DUCK COMMANDER !!! He will lead Steeler nation into the playoffs wearing the venerable Bubby Brister’s old number.

  11. There isn’t one aspect of the Steelers team that improves on a weekly basis. If anything they get worse week after week.

  12. “Pittsburgh will never get past New England Tomlin is a chump.”

    If Pittsburgh is playing New England again that means they are in the playoffs. I’d go for that! There’s enough tape on Rudolph now. Teams know what he can and can’t do. It might be good for him to sit a little. At least the “Duck” is mobile which could come in handy right now. Given the season the Coach has been handed if the Steelers are a wild card Tomlin should be “Coach Of The Year”.

  13. steelpenguin6687 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:29 pm
    @SWFLPC.INC

    I’ve wondered about that myself, but I thought maybe his name is Neal.
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    I owe you nor anyone here an explanation. My purpose for commenting on this and all other blogs I visit is to render moral verdicts. Listen to me, for I am elite, privileged, and wiser than you.

  14. had this been any other team I’m thinking this site is questioning whether or not maybe Tomlin does think Rudolph is a racist and that’s why he was benched

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