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Randy Fichtner talks Steelers offensive rookies, and his new role with the team

Taking the place of Todd Haley, Randy Fichtner discussed the Steelers’ offensive rookies and much more.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie class, among many others who were invited to minicamp, were on an NFL field for the first time this past week, and you can imagine how their heads were spinning with a new playbook to digest while getting acclimated to their new surroundings.

While players’ heads might be churning, you can imagine how newly dubbed offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner’s brain might be spinning as he not only takes on coordinator duties, but also has to continue his role as quarterbacks coach for the Steelers.

Fichtner recently sat down with Missi Matthews of, and talked about a myriad of things coming from rookie minicamp.

Of course, he was asked about quarterback Mason Rudolph. What he does well, as well as what he needs to work on. He spoke not only about Rudolph, but the other offensive rookies like Jaylen Samuels and James Washington.

What might be the most interesting aspect of the interview is when Fichtner talks about the difference from being just a quarterbacks coach, to now running the Pittsburgh Steelers offense. He discusses how things are different, as well as sort of the same.

Check out the complete interview in the video below: