Josh Dobbs was given the reins of the Pittsburgh Steelers for most of this preseason, and the rookie out of Tennessee didn't disappoint in the clutch last night.
Dobbs was an impressive 16-for-23 for 212 yards and a touchdown last night, but made the biggest play of the game with his legs.
Down 14-10 to the Carolina Panthers, with nine seconds left on the clock and the ball at the Panthers' one-yard line, Dobbs took the shotgun snap, immediately identified plenty of open space to the right, and darted for the end zone. He scored the game-winner with two seconds left.
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Dobbs had an up-and-down preseason overall. He completed 59.4-percent of his passes for a modest 6.3 yards per attempt, and threw for more interceptions (three) than touchdowns (two). However, Pittsburgh knows what they have in Ben Roethlisberger, who only threw nine times this preseason, and Landry Jones is what he is.
The Steelers clearly wanted to see what they have in Dobbs, and got him a ton of reps over the last four games. Dobbs had almost twice as many pass attempts as Jones, the second-most active Pittsburgh quarterback this preseason.