The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans meet in Nashville in Nissan Stadium.
The Steelers head into Week 3 of the preseason. They have wins over Chiefs and the Buccaneers. After having a quarterback conflict, the unit was the most impressive for the Steelers last week. They held a Kansas City offense that was good in check for only seven points at a 17-7. Sure, Patrick Mahomes barely played, but it isn’t like Chad Henne is horrible. He’s a veteran who knows his way across an NFL offense.
I am going to have to acknowledge it wasn’t a day for anyone. Josh Dobbs threw an interception in the red zone that seemed like a rookie error. That is a mark against him in his struggle against Mason Rudolph. Dobbs was becoming third-team reps week behind Rudolph. Rudolph didn’t do anything but the ball was protected by him passed 77 yards on passing.
Rudolph has more upside than Dobbs. I think this is Rudolph’s job to lose, although That remains a quarterback competition. Behind Rudolph and Dobbs, Devlin Hodges has looked impressive. He’s making it difficult about the Steelers to cut at him. Hodges may find his way on the practice squad.
The Steelers proceeded with Rudolph against the Chiefs as their starting QB in Week 2. Ben Roethlisberger is expected to get the start in this one. It’ll be his first game action of the preseason after hanging out 2 and Week 1. Dobbs is likely to get a look behind Roethlisberger since Rudolph got reps last week. Dobbs is going to have to impress with this opportunity. The job and another dumb mistake may be Rudolph’s.
There are zero doubts regarding the quarterback rotation in Tennessee. It is one of the choices to be made from the NFL. Whereas the backup place is followed in by Ryan Tannheill, marcus Mariota is the starting QB. AAF alumni and former Toledo Rocket, Logan Woodside, is back and is only trying to catch onto a roster or practice squad. Mariota will start 1 barring an accident. Knock on wood. Head below to our free Steelers vs. Titans pick.
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Mariota is easily getting the nod over Tannehill, So far as Week 1 is worried. Mariota and Tannehill perform is irrelevant. It’s certainly worth mentioning that Tannehill is going to be breathing down the neck of Mariota if he struggles. Did the Titans but it’s a way to push Mariota. He did not function the way the Titans wished last season.
Mariota wasn’t terrible, but he is at a stage in his career in which he must lift up everyone around him. Than they are, make them players that are much better. Mariota handed with 357 yards for 8 interceptions and 11 touchdowns. He must be by now, so that there aren’t likely to be any excuses in 2019.
With respect to this preseason match, the Titans are going to have just two quarterbacks playing for nearly three quarters of play. Tannehill is not the ideal signal caller you’ll discover in the league, but he has lots of expertise as a starting QB in Miami.
He’s acted as a rookie for more of his career in relation to a backup option. When he gets the phone in this contest, tannehill should be in a position to move the ball against backups. If he does not, then this isn’t going to create Mariota too nervous regarding his occupation. Tannehill is planning to take within this one from the second-half or near the close of the first-half. By then, the Steelers aren’t going to be needing their prime defenders on the market.
Then on the Steelers’ side, then they are going to have Roethlisberger out there to get near a half, a quarterback conflict between Rudolph and Dobbs. There is a good chance that two of them are likely to have the ability to place some forces together.
Combined with Mariota and Tannehill, that is four quarterbacks playing tonight. And when Hodges gets mop-up duty for the Steelers, he has been playing in the preseason, also. There appears to be some good value over the OVER in this edition of Sunday Night Football at Nashville, Having a posted total of 40.