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After losing the first start of his career, Steelers still have faith in Mason Rudolph

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The Pittsburgh Steelers stand firm behind Mason Rudolph, see promise in his first start.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers had high hopes for the 2019 season, and rightfully so. Sure, they would be without Antonio Brown, but there was plenty of reason to be excited for the upcoming season.

A fresh start resulted in a flat performance in Week 1, but after losing the New England Patriots in the season opener, things got worse in Week 2. After Ben Roethlisberger was lost for the season with an elbow injury, the Steelers turned to Mason Rudolph in Week 3.

The fan base was both anxious and excited to see what the young quarterback could do when given the chance, and needless to say there were some growing pains during the 24-20 Week 3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

While many in the fan base are turning their backs on Rudolph claiming he doesn’t have “it” to be the team’s future at the position, the Steelers are sticking behind their quarterback — and rightfully so.

Check out what Guard Ramon Foster told Jeremy Fowler of ESPN:

Foster would go on talking about how it isn’t as if the Steelers are getting blown out every week, as well as it not being all on one player for the 0-3 start.

Clearly the Steelers are standing behind Rudolph, and to hear anything else coming out of the locker room at any time would be a staggering development. But it does beg the question what is really going on with this football team?

After the game the sentiment was how the team simply isn’t playing in unison together. When the offense is struggling, the defense is dominant. When the offense starts moving, the defense falls flat.

This from Brooke Pryor of ESPN:

The Steelers now have the tall task of trying to turn their season around one game at a time. No longer should fans concern themselves with anything other than the next game on the schedule. In that regard, the next game is a prime time affair with the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4. Both teams enter the game with 0-3 records, someone has to win, right?!