49ers notebook: New Steelers quarterback is a question mark for San Francisco defense

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49ers notebook: New Steelers quarterback is a question mark for San Francisco defense
49ers notebook: New Steelers quarterback is a question mark for San Francisco defense

An important question facing the 49ers in Sunday's home opener, as they look to become 3-0 for the first time since 1998, is how the Pittsburgh Steelers offense is going to approach the game with a quarterback making his first career start. “That's been the big question for us,” defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said Thursday. Pittsburgh this week placed 16-year starter Ben Roethlisberger on injured reserve after he needed surgery to repair his right throwing elbow. That means second-year pro Mason Rudolph will be making his starting debut at Levi's Stadium, hoping to keep the Steelers' season afloat after starting 0-2 with losses to the Patriots and Seahawks. “I know Rudolph will be ready,”

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