Does the real Ben Roethlisberger plan on showing up?

I thought the Steelers would bounce back this year. After all, they are the Steelers. Since 1970, the Pittsburgh organization has only had eight losing seasons. Yes, only eight.

Everybody’s reasoning for the Steelers to have a bounce back year was, well, because they are Steelers. Yes, they are the Steelers, but they also are not good. In the Steelers’ first three games, I’ve seen everything that went wrong with the 2012 season happen again. The only difference this year is that their passing game is worse and so is their defense.

The Steelers turned the football over five times against Chicago. Five times. Four of those turnovers came from Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh has yet to create a turnover on defense this year, as well. This team is basically the same team from 2012, but they’re a downgrade.

Nonetheless, a big reason as to why they don’t have one win this season, has to do with one player nobody is blaming right now: Ben Roethlisberger. With Big Ben, the Steelers can compete. The problem is Big Ben has been pretty awful through these three weeks.

At times this season, it seems as though Roethlisberger forgot how to throw a football. He’s never been the same since his injury against the Chiefs last season. Ben has thrown at least one pick in his last seven games. That is an insane amount, and that is not elite-like.

I guess I’ll be the one to say it: Ben Roethlisberger is not the same.

Roethlisberger was or perhaps still is the reason why the Steelers can compete. But it’s hard for me to think that he can just simply turn things around. Roethlisberger has thrown four interceptions in this three week old season. He’s thrown some wildly inaccurate passes, and he’s even looked horrible under pressure. Ben was one of the best quarterbacks in the league at handling pressure, but not this season. Look at Ben’s first pick against the Bears; he felt a very small amount of pressure, so he panicked and threw a pick.

There are so many things wrong with this Steelers team, and their quarterback was supposed to be one of their only bright spots, but that is not the case. The Steelers could be in for an interesting off-season.

  • Joe

    Nice try! Blaming Ben is hardly the reason the Steeler’s stink. Their ‘offensive’ line is the worst I have seen the 60’s, and who his acquiring new players? Take him out and hang him off the scoreboard.
    Coaching? Hmmm… let’s see the head coach is barely average and has managed to ruin this franchise over his term, and “Haley the Terrible” I wouldn’t let coach a high school team.
    This team needs a serious makeover from top tobottom, much like our government.

  • http://twitter.com/Crowljor Jordan Crowl (@Crowljor)

    This team will be luck to win 8 games. Nobody is on the same page and the leadership is not there from top to bottom. No one is stepping up to take that role either. I do see Ben being a bit nervous even more without Pouncey at center but that is no excuse. Without any threats on offense or defense Pittsburgh will have a long season until someone steps up. #GoSteelers

  • Tino

    What you are now seeing is the real Ben Worthlessberger that has existed since the beginning of time. his teammates were so talented in the past that these glaring deficiencies were glazed over. The “REAL” Ben is now standing up!

  • big rub

    ARE YOU A RACIST BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT YOU SOUND LIKE? WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT HAVE TO DO WITH IT? TOMLIN WAS NOT AVERAGE WHEN HE TOOK US TO 2 SUPERBOWLS IN 5 YEARS. TO ME IT SEEMS LIKE YOU DON’T LIKE BLACKS THAT CAN EXCELL AT POSITIONS YOU THINK ARE FOR WHITE FOLKS.

    • Joe

      Yeah Big RUBBADUBB I ‘m a racist because I call it as I see it!!

      • Anonymous

        I guess u can’t see that well

  • Big Rub

    comment from big rub is reffering to Joe comment. #GO STEELERS 4LIFE

  • Tom Garrett

    Oh PLEASSSSSE, does everything have to have a race card anymore? I am so sick of that bull crap. GET OVER IT ALREADY. Cant Tomlin just be a bad coach? I don’t hear anyone crying race card about Rothlesburger and he isn’t doing his job any good either.

  • BK

    You might be the biggest idiot whose ever posted on this sight. I’m not sure if you should ever be allowed to watch another football game.

  • BK

    Sorry. This response was for Tino.

  • Anonymous

    The truth hurts when you are forced to face it, huh BK?

  • Anonymous

    I like that Worthlessburger name…..maybe it will stick!

  • BK

    Anonymous/Tino – You don’t have to like someone to respect their abilities. With the exception of Barry Sanders, all great players have individuals around them that make them better. I’m sure if you take a poll, most fans/teams would love to have the Canton bound Roethlisberger. Just out of curiosity, why do you hate him so much? He plays hurt, doesn’t cry like other quarterbacks, (and I came name many), and excluding this season, he usually wins.

  • Anonymous

    Why so much hatred for Ben? As the cliche’ goes “when you are up to your ass in alligators it’s hard to recall that your objective was to drain the swamp”.

  • Anonymous

    Worthlessberger! It Fits!