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Steelers fans’ joy over the release of Landry Jones might be

BerichtGeplaatst: 12 jan 2019, 04:06
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When I scrolled through my various social media platforms on Saturday and saw posts saying “Yes!” and “Finally!” and “Thank God!” and “Rejoice!” — I just assumed a Third World fascist dictator had been sent into exile. It didn’t take me long Womens Chukwuma Okorafor Jersey , of course, to figure out the release of Steelers’ veteran backup quarterback, Landry Jones, was the real reason for the worldwide celebration. I must say, I was a bit surprised Jones was included in the many casualties of the annual, mandatory cut-down day. But not because I thought he truly was the heir-apparent to Ben Roethlisberger. It’s just how all the signs leading up to Saturday didn’t point to such a move.For one thing, Jones was essentially given the starting quarterback treatment during the preseason, meaning he didn’t play much, while Joshua Dobbs and rookie Mason Rudolph got the bulk of the action. As this pertained to Dobbs, the second-year man out of Tennessee, who was seemingly destined for the chopping block at the very moment Pittsburgh selected Rudolph in the third-round of the most-recent NFL Draft, August football looked like an audition for Dobbs — but one for other NFL teams. You might say the Steelers already knew what they had in Jones, and there was no reason for him to have to fight for his job. It was up to Dobbs to do what he could to convince the coaching staff and front office he was valuable enough to keep over the veteran.Mission accomplished, I suppose. I’ll give you that, but what about the whole “win now” mode the Steelers are in this season? Ithink we’re all in agreement that, if Roethlisberger is lost for all or most of the regular season, the Steelers are toast. Therefore Youth Stephon Tuitt Jersey , it wouldn’t matter if Jones, Dobbs or Rudolph was under center. However, the whole point of having a backup to a franchise quarterback is to win a game or three if the franchise quarterback is lost for those games. Can Dobbs do that for the Steelers this year? The powers-that-be must think so — otherwise it really doesn’t make much sense to place him one heartbeat away from the presidency. But what if Dobbs isn’t ready to do that this year and the Steelers are keeping him because they feel his upside is just too good to expose him to other teams? With Rudolph in the mix, that would certainly increase the Steelers’ odds of finding a legitimate future heir to Roethlisberger.But, again, what about now? Roethlisberger previously implied, and even outright stated, having Jones around was of great value because he was experienced enough to act as a mentor to the younger quarterbacks on the roster, thereby keeping them out of No. 7’s hair while he concentrates on winning his third Lombardi. But now, No. 7 not only is going to have to act as a mentor to one young quarterback, but two. That’s a huge responsibility to take on, while also needing to concentrate on learning a slightly-newer playbook designed by a kind of new offensive coordinator. But while I can find a lot to question in the decision to keep Dobbs over Jones, I also get it. As alluded to earlier, the Steelers already knew what they had in Jones, and if he hadn’tmorphed into anything but a backup after five seasons, he likely wasn’t ever going to. Besides, when Jones was thrown into the fray early in the 2015 regular season in a game against the Cardinals at Heinz Field Youth Ramon Foster Jersey , there was no confidence he would perform the way he did in leading Pittsburgh to a come-from-behind victory. So there’s precedent that an inexperienced Dobbs, who only in his second summer with the team, already looks better than Jones did over his first few preseasons, and therefore can be thrown into the fire and perform well under pressure. OK, I get that, but I don’t get the glee. From what I’ve seen, most fans don’t sincerely think Dobbs will be a starter in the NFL someday, so why all this excitement that he’ll be head-and-shoulders better than Jones? After all, by most standards, Jones is an average backup quarterback — meaning he’s your basic backup quarterback. If you think Dobbs is substantially better than Jones, that judgment essentially would make him a future starting NFL quarterback.Do you think Dobbs is a future starting NFL quarterback? Afbeelding
If not, the glee over the Jones’ release just seems irrational and out of touch — like maybe you needed a quarterback to kick around — and since Roethlisberger was untouchable, you had to go after the backup. If that’s the case, I really hope you’ll have some mercy and go easy on Dobbs if and when he discovers that filling in for a franchise quarterback is mostly a thankless job. John Madden used to say: “The backup quarterback is the most popular player on the team.” I’m guessing if Madden wanted to add to that quote, he’d say, “. . . until he gets in the game.” 1st Quarter In-Game UpdateAfter the first quarter, the Steelers had yet to even get a first down on offense Womens Antonio Brown Jersey , and the Browns’ offense continued to move the ball with ease against the Pittsburgh defense, but again were held to another field goal attempt. This time, Joseph’s 41-yard attempt was wide right, and the Steelers dodged a major bullet early in the second quarter.When things looked awful, Ben Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown for the team’s first first down of the game, and the mojo continued between the two after Roethlisberger found Brown for a 43-yard touchdown catch. Chris Boswell nailed the point-after, giving the Steelers a 7-6 lead.The Browns’ next drive looked promising, again, but after cross midfield Mayfield threw his first interception, as Joe Haden snagged his first pick of the 2018 season.The Steelers took the football in hopes of adding to their lead before halftime, and were able to move the ball down to the one-yard line with just 10 seconds left in the game without any more timeouts left. On the 1st-and-goal play, Roethlisberger threw a quick hitting pass to Brown for the touchdown. The Boswell point-after made the score 14-6 heading into halftime, and the Steelers to receive the ball to start the third quarter. www.nflshopoutlet.com/detroit-lions