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Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey claims Devlin Hodges looked like Ben Roethlisberger

Devlin Hodges started the season on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad. He is now the Steelers’ starting quarterback. Following injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph (not to mention a trade of Josh Dobbs), Hodges got the call under center this past Sunday, leading Pittsburgh to a 24-17 road victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. […] The post Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey claims Devlin Hodges looked like Ben Roethlisberger appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Steelers news: Ryan Switzer is Pittsburgh’s emergency quarterback

The Pittsburgh Steelers are already on their third quarterback of the season and they’re hoping they don’t have to make it four. Going into Sunday night’s game versus the Los Angeles Chargers, Ryan Switzer is Pittsburgh’s emergency quarterback. Of course, Ben Roethlisberger suffered a season-ending injury in Week 2, while Mason Rudolph is ruled out […] The post Steelers news: Ryan Switzer is Pittsburgh’s emergency quarterback appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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With Steelers QBs dropping like flies, the emergency QB is...Ryan Switzer

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers have a plan in place if both Devlin Hodges and Paxton Lynch go down, but the hope is it doesn’t have to get to Ryan Switzer at QB. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback depth chart has been decimated since the start of the 2019 regular season. Ben Roethlisberger left the Week 2 game vs. the Seattle Seahawks with an elbow injury, giving way to Mason Rudolph. Rudolph started three games, but in the third quarter of his third start vs. the Baltimore Ravens he was knocked out of the game with a high hit from safety Earl Thomas. Now...

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Steelers Film Room: Devlin Hodges vs. the Ravens was impressive, but far from perfect

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Time to dive into the brief debut of Devlin Hodges, who will make his first career start in Week 6. Since sitting down and writing a bio on Devlin Hodges in May, I have been impressed with the former Samford quarterback. I wanted to see what he brought to the table in the preseason, but because of Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs, that did not happen. The injury to Ben Roethlisberger forced the Pittsburgh Steelers to promote Hodges and backup Rudolph. Last Sunday Hodges was forced into action against the Baltimore Ravens because of a vicious hit that knocked...

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Ben Roethlisberger’s absence isn’t the sole reason for the Steelers’ 1-4 record

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ The Steelers may be 1-4 after five games, and it may be perfectly reasonable to chalk that record up to the season-ending injury to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. But if you’ve been watching the Steelers over the past few weeks, you know that’s not really true. The Steelers will officially be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for all but six quarters of the 2019 regular season. And that, right there, fully explains their 1-4 record, right? On paper, it makes perfect sense. In fact, if the Steelers would have issued a press release at halftime of...

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Mason Rudolph’s injury opens the door once again for the Steelers to consider consider Colin Kaepernick

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been full of drama and bad news for two seasons now. Le’Veon Bell sat out last season because of a contract dispute. Antonio Brown had a messy breakup with the Steelers before being traded to Oakland. Now, Pittsburgh sits at 1-4 and in third place in the AFC North. Ben Roethlisberger […] The post Mason Rudolph’s injury opens the door once again for the Steelers to consider consider Colin Kaepernick appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Mason Rudolph: What we have learned about the Steelers QB so far

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a tough season ahead of them. They lost Ben Roethlisberger to a season-ending injury. Their AFC North rivals are gaining ground after making key acquisitions over the past two years. And they started their season on the back foot, losing their first three games. However, their early-season predicament brought about a […] The post Mason Rudolph: What we have learned about the Steelers QB so far appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Ben Roethlisberger gave pep talk to Steelers prior to Bengals game

Ben Roethlisberger can’t play for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019 as he recovers from season-ending elbow surgery. However, that’s not going to stop him from inspiring his team. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explains that Roethlisberger gave a pregame pep talk to the Steelers before Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Whatever Roethlisberger said, […] The post Ben Roethlisberger gave pep talk to Steelers prior to Bengals game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Pernell McPhee on how the Ravens view the Steelers: “We hate them”

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The word respect had been used a lot the past few years, but Pernell McPhee is bringing back the hate in Steelers vs. Ravens. There was a time when the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens didn’t just dislike one another, they hated each other. The days when Joey Porter went onto the Ravens’ team bus to go after Ray Lewis. When Hines Ward de-cleated Ed Reed with a crack back block. And when Haloti Ngata broke Ben Roethlisberger’s nose on prime time. However, since players like Lewis, Reed, Porter and Ward have all since retired, the rivalry has...

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The next step in Mason Rudolph’s quarterback development

Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via As the Steelers’ young QB grows each week, an one particular important step will help him and the team as the season progresses First start. Check. First win. Check. The list will continue to grow for Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph as the 2019 season continues. With Ben Roethlisberger out for the year with an elbow injury, Rudolph will have 14 and a half games to get acclimated and show he is a quality NFL quarterback. While the game plan seemed ultra conservative in his first start, the offense was opened up a little more on Monday by...

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Ben Roethlisberger reacts to Mason Rudolph’s Week 4 performance

Ben Roethlisberger is out with a severe elbow injury, and the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to play the rest of the season with Mason Rudolph at the helm. However, it seems that he wouldn’t have to rush getting better as soon as possible. Not when Rudolph showcased just what he can do against the Cincinnati […] The post Ben Roethlisberger reacts to Mason Rudolph’s Week 4 performance appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Steelers break out of funk, stomp Bengals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Different quarterback. Same result. Mason Rudolph threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns to pick up his first victory while filling in for Ben Roethlisberger as the Pittsburgh Steelers easily handled the Cincinnati Bengals 27-3 on Monday night. Rudolph completed 24 of 28 passes, most of them quick hitters that allowed the Steelers to control the clock. He connected with James Conner on a delayed screen for a 21-yard touchdown in the second quarter, then broke the game open with a 43-yard heave to rookie Diontae Johnson midway through the third as the Steelers (1-3) won...

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Bengals at Steelers Monday Night Football open thread

Photo by Joe Sargent/ Well, you can guarantee the NFL schedule makers did not anticipate the status of these two teams when they marked this game down for Monday Night Football. Both the Bengals and the Steelers are struggling to stay afloat coming into this divisional rivalry game. Actually, that’s an understatement because both teams are actually well on their way to drowning with them both being under the water at 0-3. Part of the reason for the Steelers awful start is having lost their starting QB for the year back in week 2 with Ben Roethlisberger on IR with a shoulder injury....

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Film Room: How the Bengals can get their first win against the Steelers

Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ The Steelers present challenges but are beatable. As the 0-3 Bengals prepare to play the 0-3 Steelers on Monday Night Football, something's gotta give. If you are reading this article, surely I do not have to tell you how the Bengals got where they are. The Steelers are often penciled in at the top of the AFC North without much consideration. Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown were cornerstones of this team for years, but with Big Ben’s injury, the last of the “Killer Bees” has fallen. The defense has also slipped...

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Steelers’ Mason Rudolph earns high praise from Bengals coach Zac Taylor

Zac Taylor’s Cincinnati Bengals won’t have to face a Pittsburgh Steelers squad led by Ben Roethlisberger on Monday. After Big Ben’s season-ending elbow surgery, Mason Rudolph is the quarterback the coach is preparing for. For Taylor, that doesn’t mean taking a break from the film room. The first-year Bengals head coach is all too aware […] The post Steelers’ Mason Rudolph earns high praise from Bengals coach Zac Taylor appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Fantasy Football: Why James Conner is set for a major breakout in Week 4

The new-look Pittsburgh Steelers are now completely in play. There is no more Antonio Brown. JuJu Smith-Schuster is now the No. 1 receiver. Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an injury so it is officially Mason Rudolph time. Finally, James Conner had a breakout campaign in 2018 replacing Le’Veon Bell. This season, Conner […] The post Fantasy Football: Why James Conner is set for a major breakout in Week 4 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bengals News (9/25): Looking on the bright side

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ Trying to find the good from another tough loss. Here’s the silver lining for Cincinnati Bengals after rough Week 3 loss to Buffalo BillsAt the conclusion of Sunday’s slate of games, every team in the AFC North had suffered a similar fate. The Baltimore Ravens lost a thriller to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers are trying to find themselves in the wake of Ben Roethlisberger’s season-ending elbow injury and the Cleveland Browns took a loss at home to the Los Angeles Rams. Hobson's Choice: Steeler Week OpensI hear you, though. They’ve lost ten...

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Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger undergoes elbow surgery

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent season-ending right elbow surgery on Monday, according to the team’s official website. He is expected to return in 2020. Roethlisberger underwent surgery in Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Neal Elattrache performed the surgery with consultation from Steelers Team Physician Jim Bradley. The Steelers released […] The post Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger undergoes elbow surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Roethlisberger undergoes elbow surgery, plans 2020 return

Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has undergone surgery to repair his injured right elbow

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Ben Roethlisberger undergoes elbow surgery on Monday

Photo: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports The expectation is Roethlisberger will be able to return for the 2020 season Just one week after the Steelers quarterback learned his 2018 season was over, Ben Roethlisberger underwent surgery in Los Angeles on his right elbow. Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger underwent elbow surgery today, per source. He is expected to return for 2020 season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 23, 2019 The Steelers released a statement Monday evening courtesy of Burt Lauren, the Steelers official team spokesperson. Ben Roethlisberger had...

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Report: Ben Roethlisberger has surgery on injured elbow

The Steelers believe Roethlisberger will “make a full recovery” and be ready to play again in 2020.

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3 burning questions surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers entering Week 4

This is not what the city of Pittsburgh was expecting. The Steelers have gotten off to an 0-3 start, largely due in part to a season-ending injury to Ben Roethlisberger. Now, with their season hanging in the balance, they will play host to the Cincinnati Bengals as they look for their first win next Monday. […] The post 3 burning questions surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers entering Week 4 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin reacts to loss to 49ers

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell into a big hole over the weekend, when their 24-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers dropped them to an 0-3 start for the season. With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out all season with an elbow injury, the Steelers now face an uphill battle to get back into the playoff race. According […] The post Steelers coach Mike Tomlin reacts to loss to 49ers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Stock rising/falling after week 3 loss

The Pittsburgh Steelers begin the rest of their season post-Ben Roethlisberger injury. Mason Rudolph took over, and the defense helped him out multiple times, but the team ultimately suffered a devastating loss. The Steelers headed out west 0-2 and looking to right the ship before the season is in a huge hole. Mason Rudolph is […] Stock rising/falling after week 3 loss - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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After losing the first start of his career, Steelers still have faith in Mason Rudolph

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers stand firm behind Mason Rudolph, see promise in his first start. The Pittsburgh Steelers had high hopes for the 2019 season, and rightfully so. Sure, they would be without Antonio Brown, but there was plenty of reason to be excited for the upcoming season. A fresh start resulted in a flat performance in Week 1, but after losing the New England Patriots in the season opener, things got worse in Week 2. After Ben Roethlisberger was lost for the season with an elbow injury, the Steelers turned to Mason Rudolph in Week 3. The fan base...

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Steelers news: Ben Roethlisberger will not undergo Tommy John surgery

“Tommy John? Who is that?” – Ben Roethlisberger, probably. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the 37-year-old long-time Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback will not undergo Tommy John surgery for his right elbow. As Schefter’s sources note, he will “be fine for next season.” “There is complete optimism that he will be ready to roll next […] The post Steelers news: Ben Roethlisberger will not undergo Tommy John surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: Ben Roethlisberger seeking a second opinion on his injured elbow

Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via The Pittsburgh Steelers franchise quarterback is seeking a second opinion on his elbow in search for options which might not be surgery. The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for life without Ben Roethlisberger for the remainder of the regular season, and while fans are excited to see Mason Rudolph take over, Roethlisberger is looking for a second opinion on his injured elbow. This per Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Ben Roethlisberger received a second opinion from a well-known Los Angeles-based orthopedic surgeon with local ties...

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Predicting the winner of Steelers vs. 49ers, Week 3

Photo by Joe Sargent/ Predicting the winner of Steelers vs. 49ers in Week 3 at Levi Stadium. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a team desperately in need of a victory, and it won’t be easy in Week 3. Not only are the Steelers traveling to the west coast, somewhere Mike Tomlin hasn’t been successful since taking over the team in 2007, but they will be taking on the San Francisco 49ers (2-0) without their franchise quarterback. After Ben Roethlisberger left the Week 2 game vs. the Seattle Seahawks with an elbow injury, it has been the Mason Rudolph show. Roethlisberger’s season will be...

The Steelers should sign Colin Kaepernick - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith suggests the Steelers should consider signing Colin Kaepernick after Ben Roethlisberger's season-ending elbow injury. Stephen A. also says he has been told that Kaepernick's agent has contacted Pittsburgh, along with the New York Jets and

The Steelers trading for Minkah Fitzpatrick reeks of desperation – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith isn’t giving the Steelers a pass for this season and explains why trading a 2020 first-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for DB Minkah Fitzpatrick is a desperate move following news that Ben Roethlisberger will miss the rest of Pittsburgh’

Big Ben is officially OUT for the season and Drew Brees is set to MISS 6 weeks | NFL Monday QB

Our 'NFL Monday QB' analysts give their take on the news that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will undergo elbow surgery and be out for the rest of the season. Our analysts also react to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees needing