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Steelers’ Mason Rudolph all-in on Matt Canada’s offense, as he and Dwayne Haskins embrace QB competition – The Athletic

PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph was nowhere close to anointing himself the next starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

However, if he is the one who takes over for the retiring Ben Roethlisberger, Rudolph made it clear during his near 20-minute video call with the Pittsburgh media on Wednesday that offensive coordinator Matt Canada’s motion-style scheme wouldn’t be debated, questioned or watered down.

As Mr. Miyagi said in the original Karate Kid, “teacher says, students do.”

“I am going to fully surrender to what Matt wants to do,” Rudolph said. “Not being an 18-year, established quarterback, I am not going to have the luxury of saying that these are some of the concepts I like. You don’t have that much pull as a young quarterback, and I get that.”

Rudolph may have inadvertently allowed a peek into why the Steelers offense struggled so much in Canada’s first year running the show, and why it appears Canada will be brought back for a second season despite an offense that got worse in just about every statistically category from a year ago, including points scored.

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