He wants to hear the roar of the crowd and the sound of offensive coordinator Todd Haley's voice crackling in his headset.
Of course there will be pressure to show the Steelers they made the right decision when they took him with the 135th overall pick, the same exact spot the Dallas Cowboys took Dak Prescott last spring.
Trying to figure out how to safely get people — be they pilots or passengers — from one place to another is another, one with considerably more significant consequences than an incomplete pass.
And Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is anxious to see if Dobbs' poise and precision during the opening weeks of camp translate when it (almost) really matters.
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Josh Dobbs is amped to take the first snaps of his NFL career on Friday night when the AFC North champions open the preseason against the New York Giants.
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