Sit ‘Em – Pittsburgh Quarterbacks
I list the quarterback situation as a whole in Pittsburgh as a “sit” this week. Big Ben Roethlisberger has been recently added to the injury report, and the backups are Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins. Woof.
However even if Big Ben were the picture of health I wouldn’t recommend him here. The Bengals should be able to provide consistent heat on the Steelers long-time quarterback and force him to throw short or check down.
With the possible loss of Diontae Johnson, the Steelers will be even more handcuffed for pass catchers. Chase Claypool could be thrust into a much larger role this week, but until Mike Tomlin and the Steeler staff show the willingness to feature Claypool as a WR 1, optimism has to be reserved.
While Roethlisberger seems to be beyond the point in his career where he can consistently drive the ball down the field with any authority, the same can’t be said for the strong-armed Haskins. If he has to suit up and start, that could be a very good thing for the Bengal defense, as Haskins has shown his lack of mobility is only exceeded by his scattershot arm and lack of any sort of good decision making.
Let’s be clear, the Steelers quarterback situation isn’t good. Run away from any of these guys.