Devlin Hodges to continue to start for Steelers

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The Steelers liked what they saw from their rookie quarterback last week, so they see no reason to change.

Via Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed the expected, that Devlin Hodges would remain his starting quarterback this week against the Cardinals.

“He’s performed well in hostile environments but he doesn’t have a big sample size,” Tomlin said.

Hodges played acceptably well last week against the Browns, completing 14-of-21 passes for 212 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.

More importantly, the Steelers won with him on the field, moving to 7-5 and staying in the thick of the AFC wild card race.

While former third-round pick Mason Rudolph might have entered camp as the pedigreed choice, Hodges has put better results on the field, so for now he’s the guy.

16 responses to “Devlin Hodges to continue to start for Steelers

  1. I commented here a couple of months ago that Mason Rudolph was no franchise quarterback and got resoundingly down voted. He has proven he is no “pedigreed choice.”

  2. Gotta give Tomlin his credit. He has stopped with 1,000 excuses for every loss and is even learning to keep his mouth shut and not tell you every detail of his organization in press conferences. Kudos to him and Steeler Nation. It will be nice to see you guys likely in the 1st round of the Playoffs and get smashed by the Pats in New England. But hey, at least you guys made it

  3. It will be nice to see you guys likely in the 1st round of the Playoffs and get smashed by the Pats in New England.
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    New England got their own problems like figuring out how to beat Houston.

  4. Tomlin is STILL a bad HC.
    The Steelers running game is pathetic, same for the passing game.
    The lack of talent falls on Colbert and on Tomlin for consistently failing to develop players for depth.

  5. In all seriousness, I give Tomlin credit. Now I think Terry Bradshaw owes someone an apology

    Don’t expect Steeler fans to ever take a Pats fan serious……
    That would be sinking to a very desperately low level. Tomlin tells the truth unabridged to face the media as a man unlike Grumpy Old Cheating Bill so naturally you would be perplexed by a mans honesty ….not excuses. That’s seriousness…….no joke.

    Duck isn’t hurting the team right now so Tomlin is riding the hot hand…..a smart move by a smart man.

  6. tb12kingofthe7kingdoms says:
    December 3, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    It will be nice to see you guys likely in the 1st round of the Playoffs and get smashed by the Pats in New England. But hey, at least you guys made it

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    Assuming the Pats offense continues on their current trend (18 ppg over the past 4 games), everyone’s definitely quaking over this ominous impending “smashing.” Pats offense almost as anemic as Steelers, who have a completely depleted backfield and WR corps and 2nd/3rd string QBs running the show.

    Too bad Josh Gordon and AB didn’t turn into the magical reclamation projects that everyone thought the almighty god Belichick could whip them into. Definitely a great idea to build a WR corps around not one but two guys with histories like that going into the year.

  7. Hodges’s big test will come when Steelers’ management orders him to pick a fight on the field in hopes of getting the opposing players ejected. This is a common tactic. Just look at what Joey Porter and Mike Munchak did. Pulling a man’s dreadlocks! Rudolph’s dirty play was pretty expected considering the history.

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