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Contextualization Of Mason Rudolph’s Pass Attempts In Steelers Preseason Debut

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph certainly had a more than add equate showing in his NFL debut Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles as the Oklahoma State product completed 7 of his 12 total pass attempts in the second half of the contest for 101 yards. He didn’t throw a touchdown or an interception in his first outing, however.

I have contextualized the 12 pass attempts Rudolph had against the Eagles and the results are below. Included in this contextualization are┬áRudolph’s passing chart, a play-by-play data table and an animated gif of his ball placement for all 12 attempts.

In his NFL preseason debut, Rudolph posted an intended air yardage stat of 11.67 yards and a completed intended air yardage stat of 11.29, which is a very nice number. With that said, it’s important to remember that we’re dealing with a very small sample size in addition to below NFL par competition.

While the stats don’t reflect it, Rudolph was a victim of one drop Thursday night, his first pass attempt. Additionally, his deep pass down the right side of the field to wide receiver Damoun Patterson included him having to throw an under-inflated football.

We’ll be charting and contextualizing the rest of Rudolph’s pass attempts the remainder of the preseason and that should give us a better reflection of how he performed when we calculate and present the totals.

Q TIME DWN DIST SIDE LOS PLY DIR PLAY BY PLAY YDS SUCC DIST YAC DRP
3 12:07 3 8 PHI 14 I SL M.Rudolph pass incomplete short left to T.Jones 0 No 3 0 Y
3 10:52 1 10 PIT 31 C SR (SG) M.Rudolph pass short right to D.Patterson 14 Yes 14 0
3 10:16 1 10 PIT 45 I DR (SG) M.Rudolph pass incomplete deep right to D.Patterson 0 No 30 0
3 9:29 3 3 PHI 48 I SL (SG) M.Rudolph pass incomplete short left to D.Patterson 0 No 1 0
3 4:45 2 13 PIT 24 C SR (SG) M.Rudolph pass short right to S.Ridley 15 Yes -1 16
3 3:20 2 8 PIT 41 I SR (SG) M.Rudolph pass incomplete short right to M.Tucker 0 No 4 0
3 3:15 3 8 PIT 41 C DR M.Rudolph pass deep right to J.Washington 35 Yes 35 0
3 2:01 2 12 PHI 26 C SR M.Rudolph pass short right to P.McKever 3 No -3 6
3 1:17 3 9 PHI 23 I DM (SG) M.Rudolph pass incomplete deep middle to D.Patterson 0 No 23 0
4 14:36 1 10 PIT 44 C SR (SG) M.Rudolph pass short right to C.Scotland-Williamson 5 Yes 5 0
4 11:46 1 10 PHI 45 C DL (SG)M.Rudolph pass deep left to D.Patterson 18 Yes 18 0
4 9:32 3 14 PHI 31 C SR (SG) M.Rudolph pass short right to D.Patterson 11 No 11 0
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