The sequence of Saturday’s video game against the Seattle Seahawks demonstrates how the Steelers have split reps throughout camp. Trubisky took nearly all of the initial-group reps, whilst Rudolph and Pickett alternated 2nd- and third-string seasons.
“I was not blown absent when it came to the quarterback rotation,” Tomlin stated. “We assumed about giving the fellas a opportunity to get the job done on distinct groups, but our intention is to play this for the 1st time the way we began this system.”
The buy is largely expected and demonstrates that the 2017 1st-spherical choose has an within monitor to the setting up job, but the backup position is even now a toss-up involving Rudolph and Pickett. And even though all 3 will get a possibility to play Saturday, the Steelers is not going to thoroughly open the playbook.
“We are not trying to demonstrate anything, specifically the to start with preseason sport, which is why you want to go out there, and it is all about execution,” Trubisky claimed. “It can be a primary activity, but if all 11 men are on the very same web page it can get the job done genuinely well. So definitely we are not heading to show everything. It can be a tiny bit a lot more standard.”
Tomlin indicated Saturday that the division of duties will be fluid, but the initially workforce is anticipated to play the very first quarter, the second crew for the 2nd and 3rd quarters and the third staff to abide by in the fourth quarter.
For the rookie Pickett, taking part in against an NFL defense is a critical point in evaluating his improvement.
“This male has never ever been in a stay pocket but,” Tomlin mentioned. “None of the quarterbacks have that, and portion of that is their potential to make plays, to make conclusions in time, to take up penalties. It arrives with the recreation and the position. That is it. They have a ton of involvement in the direct quarterback sport, their potential to protect the football. And so it is really a good option for him and many others.