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Wednesday’s Q&A with the media

From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:

The Steelers offense cut into a 17-point deficit against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night, and while Ben Roethlisberger liked some of what he saw from the unit, he would trade it in a heartbeat for a win.

The Steelers scored 27 fourth quarter points, and multiple times came right back and answered when the Chargers scored, but still came up short.

“We finally were able to put some points on the board. I don’t know our stats in terms of third down conversions and things like that, but there are some encouraging things to be found from that game. Unfortunately, you don’t win. That’s the worst part. We would take a win and crappy offense over a great offense and not win. There’s some things we can grow on I think.”

Roethlisberger, who just came off the COVID list in time to play, had a strong showing completing 28 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns, utilizing eight different targets.

“A lot of people got involved. We had a lot of different guys catch touchdowns. We did a little bit of a no-huddle type thing. For the line to be able to for the first time really do that. Tell them protections and then do it. Being able to move the ball and also answer scores. I think that’s such a big and underrated deal in the NFL. When you can answer a touchdown or a score, I think that’s huge. I think we did that a few times.”

The Steelers haven’t used the no-huddle as much this year as they have in the past, and Roethlisberger liked the way it worked out for them, changing the tempo which helped keep the defense off balance.

“You’re able to pick the tempo up. You’re able to kind of dictate what the defense is doing a little bit, or keep them plain. I think that was good. I think communication, especially on the road where it was loud. There were a lot of Steelers fans there. It was loud. We were able to communicate, and I think things went pretty well there.”

You can watch video of Ben’s interview here.

By |November 24th, 2021|

Labriola: Ben is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week

Often, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.

Ben Roethlisberger isn’t gone, not yet anyway, but he wasn’t available for the Steelers in last week’s game against Detroit, which ended in a frustrating 16-16 tie. The Steelers didn’t know whether Roethlisberger would be available this week until he passed through the COVID protocol early Saturday morning and thus was cleared to join the team in Los Angeles and play Sunday night against the Chargers.

And what a game Roethlisberger played. Without the benefit of any practice, Roethlisberger completed 28-of-44 (63.6 percent) for 273 yards, with three touchdowns, no interceptions, and a rating of 103.7. But beyond the numbers, it was when they were achieved that was noteworthy.

With the Steelers trailing, 27-10, at the start of the fourth quarter, Roethlisberger led the team to 27 points over the final 15 minutes, and he passed for 101 yards and two touchdowns during that span. On a night when the Steelers defense allowed 41 points, 533 total net yards of offense, and 7.7 yards per offensive play, Roethlisberger not only gave the Steelers a chance to win, but he had the team in the lead 37-34, with 3:24 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Roethlisberger is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week. — Bob Labriola, Steelers.com.

By |November 22nd, 2021|

Week 11: Steelers 37, Chargers 41

Going to let 7 of the ‘tweeters’ take over this post-game post with their thoughts on 7’s performance:

There were wayyy more than 7 like this , but you get the idea! #HereWeGo

By |November 22nd, 2021|

Happy 9th Birthday, Benjamin!

And because one collage just wouldn’t be enough for this young man…

Our birthday boy has been stealing the show since he arrived on Thanksgiving Eve, 2012:

“We would like to let everyone know that last night at 10:06 PM Ashley and I welcomed a healthy, beautiful baby boy into this world.
Benjamin Jr. is 7 lbs. 1 oz., and 19-1/2 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing well. We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, it really means a lot to us. God is so good! We will have pictures to post this weekend. We hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!” β€” Ben, Ashley, and Benjamin.

Now rooting for Dad and the Steelers has always been of great importance, but Benjamin’s #1 priority has always been trying to be the best big brother he can be to Baylee & Bodie!!

Whew, this guy has always had a crazy-busy schedule of fun!!

And of course you can’t help but smile when you have THE BEST parents and brother & sister EVER!

Benjamin Jr., hope your birthday is magical and all your wishes come true. Happy Birthday!!!

By |November 21st, 2021|