Sport Ben Roethlisberger: I’m frustrated I’m not playing well enough
Steelers Subtle Change to Offense Key to Ben Roethlisberger's Success
The Steelers made a small change to their offense that should help Big Ben and their team this year.Last year, with his arm strength deteriorating seemingly every week and the Steelers unable to generate any rushing game, Roethlisberger played the vast majority of the game in the shotgun. That made sense because, with Ben's limited arm strength, the Steelers were forced to throw quick, short passes and Roethlisberger needed that extra second in the backfield to get the pass off.
didn’t play well enough for the Steelers to win Sunday. Those are his words.
The star quarterback appeared to be making a point by pointing the finger at himself.
Roethlisberger repeatedly said he “didn’t play well enough” or he “didn’t play good enough” or he “has to play better.” Mark Kaboly of TheAthletic.com documented at least eight instances in Roethlisberger’s seven-minute news conference.
“It’s frustrating because I put a lot of stinkin’ time in, more than I probably ever have,” Roethlisberger said, via Kaboly. “I’m not really sure. We’ve got to get it figured out, though, because I’m frustrated that.”
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The Steelers had bigger problems than Roethlisberger in their 26-17 loss to the Raiders as he went 27-of-40 for 295 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Even with, the Steelers can’t run the ball with only 39 rushing yards as a team Sunday, and the Raiders gained 425 yards against the Steelers defense.
Roethlisberger’s choice of words afterward could have come in response to NFL analyst Cris Carter’s criticism last week. The Hall of Fame receiver said the quarterback “makes excuses” and “complains” and “brings attention on himself.”
Frustration certainly was at the core of Roethlisberger’s comments.
“I’m disappointed we lost the game, and I’m disappointed that I didn’t play well enough to help us win the game,” he said.
Before he departed the interview room, though, Roethlisberger conceded everyone on offense needs to play better.
“We need to run the ball better. We need to throw the ball better,” Roethlisberger said. “We need to do everything better on offense. We don’t need to point to one thing. We need to point at the whole thing.”
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Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger becomes eighth quarterback with 400 career touchdown passes .
Roethlisberger has hit another major career milestoneBen Roethlisberger has hit another milestone in what has been a Hall of Fame career. During Sunday's game against the Packers, the Steelers' veteran quarterback threw his 400th career touchdown pass. The milestone pass came on a 45-yard strike to Diontae Johnson on Pittsburgh's first possession.