You know your 18 year starting QB Ben Roethlisberger and the slander you’ve been giving him lately? Yeah, you should really pump the brakes on the slander. Watching yesterday’s game, Ben Roethlisberger have begun to return to his old self and that is what you needed to see if you’re a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, especially with your history of franchise QB’s in nearly ninety years of existence as an NFL franchise.
This is not the first time for the Steelers QB to begin a season averaging not so great numbers that are not the best, but also not the worse either. Along with that, once again his receivers are leading the league in constant drops with at least 4-5 of them being touchdown passes.
Roethlisberger didn’t average the best numbers is both years of 2005, 2008, not 2010, those were all Super Bowl seasons, with him helping the team win two out of three of those appearances. With that being said, they’re 1-3 right now and is last in the AFC North, but time will definitely tell how long that’ll last, especially with teams picking up on Cleveland and Cincinnati who are currently 3-1 battling for 1st place in the AFC North division.
This was once 0-4, 1-3, 1-3, and ended up going 8-8 at worst. This schedule of course of is more difficult than those seasons but this team has a reputation for turning things around when others don’t expect, with that being said they have great shot with the Denver Broncos this week due to Teddy Bridgewater concussion injury that may cause him some time to be missed, but it starts now!
This is not first time Roethlisberger have started the season off rocky and ended up doing well at the end with a strong finish. The only difference now is both his age and the o-line is new now unlike back them when it was just veterans. Look Below:
Year’s Ben Roethlisberger didn’t average the best numbers:
2005: 17tds 9ints 2,385 passing yards 98.6 QBR
2006: 18tds 23ints 3,315 passing yards 58.0 QBR
2007: 32tds 11ints 3,154 passing yards 70.5 QBR
2008: 17tds 15ints 3,301 passing yards 47.1 QBR
2009: 26tds 12ints 4,328 passing yards 69.0 QBR
2010: 17tds 5ints 3,200 passing yards 67.4 QBR
Four out of six of these seasons have been playoffs seasons for the Steelers, three of them have led to trips to the Super Bowl, with two of the three trips being Super Bowl victories. This team is known for bouncing back from losses in early season and it’s a good thing it’s only week 4 of this season, other wise it will be something to indefinitely panic about.
The Steelers have at least 13 more games ahead of them this season and with the way AFC is looking this year, it’s up for grabs for any to get, especially the AFC North division title, so don’t lose hope just yet Steeler Nation, your team has been here before and overcome a lot when they had. The past is the past and that’s understandable, but the you must understand something about history, it will always find a way to repeat and there’s something telling me to keep believing in this team and not to lose hope yet. The Steelers have two home games vs Denver Broncos (10/10) and Seattle Seahawks (10/17), both games which can be winnable for these, if they stick to what works, which I have good feeling now they will.