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Mike Tomlin: Play from Steelers 3 QBs in preseason opener ‘above the line’

Chris Adamski
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Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges looks to throw agains the Buccaneers in the third quarter Friday at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn’t mention any of his three backup quarterbacks by name, but during Tuesday’s news conference he offered an unsolicited hearty endorsement of Josh Dobbs, Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges during the Steelers’ preseason opener four days prior.

“I thought, generally, the quarterback play was positive,” Tomlin said. “All three guys, I thought, made a good accounting of themselves in the stadium. They handled some of the game-situational things above the line (and) did a great job of communicating and even executing some situational-ball scenarios relatively well.”

Dobbs started and engineered two possessions, Rudolph handled four drives — two each before and after halftime — and Hodges was running the offense for the final four offensive drives of a 30-28 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

They combined for a 120.8 passer rating (none lower than Hodges’ 97.0). Each completed more than 57% of his passes, and none threw an interception. The Steelers scored three points with 2017 fourth-round pick Dobbs, 17 with 2018 third-rounder Rudolph and 10 under undrafted rookie Hodges.

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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