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Steelers Film Room: Was Mason Rudolph vs. the Dolphins first half as bad as everyone thought?

Taking a look at Mason Rudolph’s first half vs. the Miami Dolphins. Was it really as bad as we all thought?

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Mason Rudolph was actually booed for his performance against the winless Miami Dolphins Monday night at Heinz Field. His performance was not even borderline shaky, mostly. Some in Steelers Nation chalked it up to rust?

I take aim at that comment early in the below film study. I also break down 10 plays that show both the good and bad from the Former Oklahoma State Cowboys product.

Unfortunately, fans saw a lot of the same play out of Rudolph that has plagued him throughout the season in the first half. Lack of proceeding through progression, footwork, touch on deep passes and making off-target throws on passes where he should make completions.

The former third-rounder looked like a third-rounder much of the first half while completing 8 of 18 passes against a poor Miami pass defense that has been destroyed by good teams while producing against two poor passing teams.

Be sure to be on the lookout for my second half analysis. Will he look as good on tape as he might have to most on TV? Will more of his flaws continue to be glaring that may lead to disastrous consequences against the upcoming game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Stay tuned...