PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dwayne Haskins bought advice from his QB coach to play admire a jazz player.
“Jazz is true relaxed. The blues. You bop your head, snap your fingers,” Haskins acknowledged.
Haskins hit all of the just notes in his push for the backup quarterback role, throwing for 161 yards and a touchdown to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 24-16 procure over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.
Ben Roethlisberger sat out Pittsburgh’s 2nd preseason sport. Mason Rudolph has been the crew’s backup for the previous three seasons and just would possibly well perchance have interaction that job. Haskins, though, is giving Rudolph a limited bit of a push in his strive at profitable the backup role.
Haskins threw a 22-yard touchdown flow to Anthony Johnson. Pittsburgh also bought a 1-yard scoring bustle by Anthony McFarland.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged Haskins became “very great accountable for his play.”
“We would like to design extra,” he acknowledged. “We would like to design extra of him. We would like to design extra of everyone.”
That entails Roethlisberger. Tomlin acknowledged Roethlisberger will play against Detroit in the third preseason sport.
Haskins, Washington’s 2019 first-round draft utilize, acknowledged quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan gave him the jazz player advice. Haskins acknowledged he’s “composed studying, composed attempting to figure out the guys.” Haskins, who acknowledged he’s having his most enjoyable since he starred at Ohio Bellow, knows your next step is taking snaps with the major crew against the major-crew protection
“If that happens, I just desire to be entertaining for it,” he acknowledged. “If I procure that replacement, I desire to produce the most of it.”
The Steelers bought a boost for the duration of the game after they agreed to make linebacker Joe Schobert from the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a particular person acutely aware of the deal. The actual person spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity Thursday night on yarn of neither aspect had formally finalized the deal.
The Steelers wished depth at inner linebacker following the shock retirement of feeble Vince Williams just prior to practicing camp. Williams’ departure left Pittsburgh with Devin Bush and Robert Spillane as starting inner linebackers and limited journey behind them.
Eagles coach Prick Sirianni made his debut on the sideline, replacing Doug Pederson. Pederson became fired in January, lower than three years after he led the Eagles to the franchise’s handiest Extraordinary Bowl title.
Sirianni grew to turn into 40 in June and is Philadelphia’s youngest head coach since Dick Vermeil in 1976. This became his first sport responsible at any level,
“It felt admire switch as customary. I’ve just added just a few titles,” Sirianni acknowledged.
He has a young QB leading the approach in Philly. Jalen Hurts played two series and became a modest 3 of seven for 54 yards. He hit tight cease Zach Ertz over the center for 34 yards and had receivers fall passes on his next two makes an are trying.
Hurts, a 2nd-round draft utilize final 365 days, became 1-3 with an effort-depleted crew that accomplished 4-11-1. He accomplished 52% of his passes for 1,061 yards and 6 touchdowns with four interceptions. He also ran for 354 yards and three TDs.
Hurts has now not formally been made the starter, even supposing he took every first-crew snap in bid and bought the preseason initiating.
“I wanna total every flow, throw a TD every time I’m on the discipline, so the competitor in me is admire, rattling, nonetheless it became a lawful day,” Hurts acknowledged. “I will be extra efficient. I’m never ecstatic.”
Joe Flacco, who threw 25 touchdown passes against the Steelers in his 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, hit Quez Watkins for a 79-yard touchdown and a 10-0 lead. Flacco, signed to play behind Hurts, became 10 of 17 for 178 yards and the touchdown.
Jake Elliott kicked two 47-yard discipline targets and a 50-yarder for the Eagles.
Prick Mullens, Philadelphia’s third QB, had a flow picked off by Justin Layne in the third quarter. Jaylen Samuels scored from 1-yard to give the Steelers a 21-16 lead.
CALL TO THE HALL
Offensive linemen Jon Runyan and Tra Thomas are this 365 days’s decisions for the Eagles Corridor of Status. They’re going to be inducted Oct. 14, when the Eagles host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Runyan and Thomas started a franchise file 134 customary-season video games together from 2000-2008. Throughout that stretch, they helped lead the Eagles to seven playoff appearances, five division titles, five conference championship sport appearances, and a berth in the Extraordinary Bowl.
Pittsburgh returns dwelling Aug. 21 and plays Detroit.
The Eagles host the Patriots next Thursday.
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