Back-up QBs Get Work

Jim Colony's Camp Notes

Jim Colony
August 13, 2018 - 7:08 pm

93.7 the Fan

LATROBE (93.7 the Fan) - After steady rain for much of the day – and a one hour delay – the skies cleared for a 2-hour workout on the lower turf field before a surprisingly large crowd given the weather.

Ben Roethlisberger was given the day off and Landry Jones worked sparingly, leaving most of the reps to Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph who both had mixed results.

JuJu Smith-Schuster was also a healthy scratch and Antonio Brown left practice early which meant more work for the inexperienced receivers who also had mixed results.

Rookie free agent hopeful Damoun Patterson (who stood out in the pre-season opener) wasn’t looking for a Rudolph fade which resulted in a Joe Haden end zone pick and then dropped the next ball thrown his way. In that same drill second-round pick James Washington beat Bryan Allen on a jump ball. Rudolph later hit Trey Griffey perfectly in stride on a bomb.

Josh Dobbs was struggling with his throws, including a Morgan Burnett pick-6, but then redeemed himself on back-to-back plays against Haden with help from his receivers.  Washington outjumped and outfought Haden for a TD then Dobbs hit Marcus Tucker with a perfect fade in the corner.

Mike Tomlin says he’ll go over the QB rotation for Thursday’s game in Green Bay at Tuesday’s 11:35 media briefing but based on today, it appears Rudolph and Dobbs will see plenty of action.