Ben Roethlisberger Struggling This Season

    September 17, 2013
    Jennifer Curra
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Steelers heartbreak happened for the second time this season when the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers with a final score of Steelers 21 and Bengals 23. The dismal season to-date for Ben Roethlisberger becomes obvious when considering his plays thus far, which include having passed only 442 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for the total of the two games. That’s an average of one-for-one with only two games into the season.

When battling the Bengals in the second game of the season for the Steelers, Roethlisberger passed 251 yards and made one touchdown. Fans should not be too disheartened with Roethlisberger’s performance just yet since he has the reputation for putting on the heat when the pressure rises. The video recap of the Steelers and Bengals showdown on Monday night proves how close the two teams competed for the win.

Though only two games into the season, fans have started voicing concerns that Ben Roethlisberger is being viewed as a caricature of himself where his skills and hype are disproportionate to the observable performances and expectations placed upon his broad shoulders. However, the season is just starting and the famous quarterback still has time to prove himself before being subjected to another potential discarding. Whether the Steelers will redeem themselves this season is anyone’s guess; however, in the meantime people are all too happy to comment on the potential outcomes for the season.

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  • Actually

    Actually, Ben is not struggling. The offense line is struggling. If you can’t run the ball or protect the QB, it makes passing very difficult. He has been the most sacked QB since 2004. I think the closest person has 100 less sacks.

    Ben has won 2 Super Bowls. The Steelers went to 3 in 7 years. You can’t stay on top forever — especially with the salary cap. The Steelers will rebuild and will be back on top again. They always do. It is just a matter of time.

    The funny thing is that all the people making comments are probably not athletes themselves and probably never were. If the ever were, they would realize what I just wrote about. Contrary to popular belief, it is hard to make it to the professional ranks. The people fans call “scrubs” and make fun of, would destroy the average fan athletically. Heck, we are the most obese nation in the world. The average fan is a slob actually. The guys like Ben that have actually won Super Bowls really are very good. You may hate them or be jealous of them, but the reality is they are very good.

  • http://yahoo armoryguy

    Ben is a pretty proficient QB overall actually. Looking at his stats he is actually 10th all time in passing rating with 92.9He is 5th in yards per attempt. He is 11th in completions and has the 4th highest winning percentage. As far as his weight the guy is 6’5″ 240 lbs and for a football player that’s about average.

  • AKC

    Ben is not struggling at all, the Steelers defense is not struggling at all so do the math or just look up Gisele Bündchen’s quote after the Pats lost the Superbowl two years ago. The GM of the steelers, while being pretty good in bringing in the right defensive guys (actually a good amount of credit should go to Lebeau), his offensive player decisions have been historically bad the last few seasons. Todd Haley is the new offensive co-ordinator but Colbert(GM) doesn’t seem to realize it because he has gotten absolutely nothing for Haley/Roethlisberger to use for Haley’s system. In fact, they have gotten so much worse from losing Wallace/Mendenhall with nothing in return, that another 8-8 season would be a Mike Tomlin/Dick Lebeau miracle. To summarize, fired Kevin Colbert now!