Still Curtain Podcast Ep. 8 (Terrell Edmunds and Landry Jones highlight the summer)

Terrell Edmunds of Virginia Tech (R) poses with Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Terrell Edmunds of Virginia Tech (R) poses with Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason is in full swing as the team begins to wrap their head around the group of guys they want to carry them to a Super Bowl.

This offseason, the headlines are everywhere. From old news like Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement, and Le’Veon Bell’s contract, to new guys like Terrell Edmunds, Pittsburgh has their head in every direction trying to put their best team together.

While Roethlisberger is complaining about being replaced, even though he isn’t, everyone’s eyes continue to look towards Mason Rudolph. The rookie is easily making the roster this season, but who’s after him?

Some say Landry Jones is the clear choice because of his knowledge of the offense. Others, say stick with the second-year quarterback and grow Josh Dobbs into an even better backup than Jones ever was.

Surprisingly enough, this is the biggest highlight of the Steelers’ offseason. Right now. People love a good quarterback competition, and if Ben isn’t giving up his job, we all might as well watch the third-string guys battle it out for a place on the roster.

Terrell Edmunds is now worth a first-round pick. Many had their doubts, but after rookie mini camp, the safety is proving he’s going to play well wherever he’s needed, and should be used at more than one position.

And the rest of the rookies. Yes, they’re still here, and killing it. Jaylen Samuels and James Washington are proving to be key parts of this offense. But that could mean trouble for last year’s picks.

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Quadree Henderson didn’t hear his name called. That isn’t going to stop him from making this roster, or impacting the team. Pittsburgh kept a hometown player in the city and it’s going to pay off. Maybe not in the receiving game, but his impact in 2018 and beyond is important to the success of the Steelers as a whole.