LATROBE, Pa. -- When I picked Mason Rudolph to beat out Josh Dobbs for the Steelers' No. 2 quarterback spot, it was because of his advantage in throwing accuracy combined with his growth in the playbook being too much for Mike Tomlin and Randy Fichtner to pass up.
He won the quarterback battle with Dobbs in the first week and now gets his chance to start Saturday against the Chiefs in the Steelers' second preseason game. What I'll be looking at more than Rudolph's arm is how he manipulates the Chiefs' defense with his eyes, disguising his intended targets. And Fichtner needs to let Rudolph sling the ball around to see what he's got.