Distributor of Pain
I am STILL reading comments like these today :Roethlisberger's success can be attributed to the Steelers systemHe is a great GAME MANAGERThey don't rely on him to win games, just to manage the game and not turn the ball overPlease, enough already. I know he doesn't throw the ball 40 times a game, because the Steelers are almost always winning in the second half and their goal is to "take the air out of the ball" at that point, not to blaze downfield and pile up points. Roethlisberger's yards per attempt are consistently near the top of the NFL. Furthermore, all 3 of the teams that the Steelers have played in the playoffs thus far have gone all-out to shut the run down, and it has been Roethlisberger who has been winning these games for them. He did it against Cincinnati, against Indy, and again today. He is not simply controlling the ball and not making mistakes, he is flat out winning games with his arm. If you can't see this by now, you just don't want to.Can we please stop saying things like : "Eli is just as good, he plays in a high-octane offense, while Ben is simply asked not to turn the ball over." This is just not true. The guy is not Trent Dilfer on the 2000 Ravens, he is winning games regularly by his play in the first half of games, getting the lead, and allowing the Steelers to pound the ball in the second half.TIA.