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Terrible Towel Tales: Will the Steelers bring back Mason Rudolph?

Steelers news and commentary Friday, January 5th

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Welcome to the Terrible Towel Tales, where we’ll highlight some of the latest stories permeating Steelers media for your reading pleasure every Monday through Saturday. In today’s news…

Steelers ‘Really Stuck’ With Potential Mason Rudolph Extension: Analyst | Dave Holcomb, Heavy

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac left no doubt that the Pittsburgh Steelers would engage quarterback Mason Rudolph in contract negotiations this offseason. But according to former Steelers signal caller and postgame analyst Charlie Batch, such a move could cost the team a lot of money.

While appearing on Glenn Clark Radio on January 4, Batch speculated what it might take for the Steelers to re-sign Rudolph. Although Batch ultimately admitted he didn’t know an exact dollar amount to that question, the ex-Steelers quarterback predicted Rudolph wouldn’t take a hometown discount to stay in Pittsburgh.

“This is going to be his true first test at free agency with big dollars,” Batch said. “And I think he’s going to put all options on the table as it relates to what his future looks like moving forward.

Steelers Get Playoff Push Help | Noah Strackbein, All Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the midst of a very long and stressful weekend. It starts with their game against the Baltimore Ravens but might not end until the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills is over.

For right now, they’re paying attention to Baltimore and their own Week 18 matchup. If they take care of business there, they’ll turn their attention to two games - the Jacksonville Jaguars versus the Tennesse Titans and the Buffalo Bills versus the Miami Dolphins.

Steelers need help to reach playoffs: Will history of heartache repeat itself? | Mark Kaboly, The Athletic

Another Week 18 game and here we go again. The Steelers face a win-and-need-help situation in Baltimore on Saturday, but there won’t be a scene like the one that took place five years ago when a win against the Bengals turned into a scene that had never been seen in the NFL.

The Steelers have five different ways to get into playoffs and don’t even have to beat the Ravens, yet only a 50.1% chance of making it, per The Athletic’s NFL projection model. The easiest would be a win against the Ravens and either a Jaguars loss or a Bills loss.

“We want to get in and get the help, but I am not going feel sorry for us for being in this position,” T.J. Watt said. “We have been in this position before.”