What we learned from Day 1 of Steelers minicamp
The Steelers began their three-day mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. Here are some of the biggest things we learned from Day 1.
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner had nothing but praise for rookie quarterback and third-round pick Mason Rudolph, saying, “Mason’s been everything we’ve asked for.”
“He throws, obviously, a nice ball,” Fichtner said. “He’s physically all there. Obviously, mentally and learning is an acquired taste and that comes through reps.”
But Fichtner said there are certain aspects of the professional game that Rudolph isn’t going to get overnight. That’s why he’s happy to still have a certain other quarterback on the roster: Ben Roethlisberger.
“I just thank God every day that we still have an opportunity to have a franchise quarterback,” Fichtner said.