Steelers From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Published 1 week ago on August 10, 2019 By Mike Asti 31shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailPITTSBURGH, Pa – Don’t tell head coach Mike Tomlin a win during the pre-season is meaningless. “It is going to be a good learning video for us. It is good to win in the process of that,” said Tomlin after Pittsburgh held on and managed to kickoff their preseason schedule with a win over the Buccaneers. With quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sitting this one out, which is to be expected for the future Hall of Famer only a few days after the conclusion of training camp, it was yet another opportunity for Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph to lay claim to the backup job. While both young quarterbacks played well, it was Rudolph who threw two touchdown passes. Dobbs spoke about getting the start, and if he feels the backup job is his to lose. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Regardless who was under center, James Washington showed why many expect him to step up as the new second receiver option. “I would say the game has slowed down a little bit. I know the playbook and being more of a well-rounded player,” Washington said in response to if he feels different heading into the 2019 season. Washington finished the game with 4 catches for 84 yards and a touchdown, including extending a drive with a 21 yard catch on third and long. Even though the Steelers need more from Washington this season, he’s not obsessed with where exactly he ranks on the death chart. Washington said, “you know, it really doesn’t matter. I just want to be on this team and do whatever I can do,” when asked how important the number two receiver spot is to him. In the preseason, the individual victories are more important than even the final score. Will Rudolph receive a preseason start? Can Benny Snell, who only finished with 26 yards on 13 carries, get going? And will Donte Moncrief have an opportunity to show that maybe he’s the better option behind JuJu Smith-Schuster? Those are just some of the many questions that still surround this Steelers team with three more preseason games left until the real journey begins. 31shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:featuredJames WashingtonJosh DobbsNFLNFL PreseasonPittsburgh SteelersTampa Bay Buccaneers Up Next Preseason Week One Winners and Losers Don't Miss Steelers Beat Tampa Bay in Preseason Opener Mike Asti Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti manages both Steelers Now and Pittsburgh Sports Live. Continue Reading Advertisement You may like James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Steelers Preseason Week 2 Winners and Losers Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers Overcome Sloppy, Delayed Start to Top Chiefs, 17-7 FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers4 hours ago James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Analysis5 hours ago Steelers Preseason Week 2 Winners and Losers Steelers15 hours ago Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Steelers5 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: S Dravon Askew-Henry Steelers15 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!