Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been misfiring on plenty of his passes in the early days of training camp.
He says that his arm simply isn’t as strong as it will be after he gets some more work.
“It’s frustrating at times, I think I have a pick every day in practice
because my arm is not where I want it to be yet,” Roethlisberger said, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“Trying to make the throws I can make later in the year that I try to
do now, my arm is not ready for it.”
And like we’ve seen on various occasions when Roethlisberger cites some type of injury or malady as an explanation (excuse) for subpar play, his head coach offers a different version of reality.
“We misconnected on a couple of deep balls today but it didn’t look
like it had anything to do with arm strength,” Mike Tomlin said.
So while Ben’s arm might not be quite ready, his propensity to conjure a little drama is in midseason form.