Ben Roethlisberger: We lost because I didn’t play well enough

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The Steelers offense has not lived up to expectations in the first three weeks of the season and they posted their lowest output of the three weeks in last Sunday’s loss to the Bears.

When it comes to assigning blame for the unit’s sluggish start and last week’s loss, Ben Roethlisberger is only pointing in the direction of the mirror.

“I feel like we lost the game because of me, because I didn’t play well enough,” Roethlisberger said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s not on anyone else. That’s how I felt, that’s what you have to do. You have to own it, and I will own it, because if I play better in that game, then I feel we win that game. And if I play better in the first two weeks, then we’re going to score our points and we’re going to have a more productive offense. We won’t have to answer questions about why our offense isn’t where it is.”

Roethlisberger has thrown for 741 yards in the first three games and 354 of those yards have come on passes to Antonio Brown. He said on Wednesday that he thinks he’s “zoning in” on Brown too much and needs to do a better job of taking what the defense gives him. He’ll get his first chance to give that a try in Baltimore on Sunday.

24 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger: We lost because I didn’t play well enough

  1. Well, one of the Best rivalries in all of sports is happening this week. Ravens and Steelers, both teams coming off losses in games they should of won and were favored to win, should be a good one in Baltimore.

  2. “We won’t have to answer questions about why our offense isn’t where it is.”

    Um – Ben – aren’t you trying to answer questions about why your offence IS where it is?

  3. It helps the offense get in sync before the season starts if all the weapons show up for camp and preseason. Just saying. Camp and preseason do serve a purpose. And the offense wasn’t out there leaking like a sieve on run defense. Plenty of blame to go around. Hope this week’s practices are productive. Better to spend the time focusing on game improvement than recriminations or outside distractions.

  4. I miss the good old days when the Steelers had the #1 defense in the NFL and could carry Big Ben on its back and hand him seven or eight 13-9 wins every season and everyone could rave about how “clutch” Big Ben was. This year as always if the Steeler defense gives up 20 points it is a sure fire, slam dunk Steeler loss. That’s just how good Big Ben is.

    How much worse could Landry Jones be? Zero points? You do realize that Jacoby Brisset and the COLTS rang up 31 points on that fearsome Browns defense that Big Slow Dumb Ben was lucky to get 14 on.

  5. Should a great contest. Two hungry teams with a real rivalry. It will be close, but I can see the Ravens edging the Steelers in the social media battle by burning little individual American flags while the Steelers merely hide in a safe space bunker. God I love the NSJL.

  6. The Football Gods were not pleased with the Steelers half baked protest of staying in the locker room. I don’t know who made that decision but if it was Tomlin, he should be fired for such a stupid move.

    For the rest of the season, my two favorite teams are my home team and whoever plays the Steelers this week. I hope they lose the rest of their games so they can sit in the locker room in silence after the game as well as before it.

  7. monarch76 says:
    September 27, 2017 at 2:15 pm
    You lost lifelong fans not due to your football skills, but due to your protesting of the military and police. Boycott the NFL. Honor our vets.

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    You do realize Ben has done a lot for the police? The Roethlisberger Foundation provides K-9s and training for a departments at every single away game he has every played in. I honestly think their intent was to stay out of it but it was poorly executed. Tomlin said last year no Steeler would kneel for the Anthem and so far that has remained true. The coaches went out on the field for the Anthem and Roethlisberger has expressed his regret of the whole matter as well. If you step back and look at everything it really points to them just wanting to stay out of it and play football….neither of which happened last week.

  8. Should a great contest. Two hungry teams with a real rivalry. It will be close, but I can see the Ravens edging the Steelers in the social media battle by burning little individual American flags while the Steelers merely hide in a safe space bunker. God I love the NSJL.

    It’s comments like this that make me realize the trouble our country is in. Everything is not a joke or to be joked about. Comments like this make this Veteran wonder why we don’t have universal service to our country which increase the humility level and respect for each other.

    Ben and the Steelers were very distracted by the flag issue last week which should’ve happened, but it did. If you take the time to read their telling of the events it reveals a very conflicted group of players trying to do the right thing. For those of you perfect beings you wouldn’t understand what they did was a mistake having never made one. Second guessing is the pride of nonparticipants and non risk takers…or more simply cowards.

  9. Didn’t lose me as a fan. I am a Vet and also am tired of the flag over inflated debacle! Although if you had played better Ben,Pitt wins. Nice to hear it out loud. It’s not just this past game it’s other road games that we should have won but did not. Say it out loud and maybe you can then do something about it. Tomlin always says they have to own it. Well get to owning it so it can be fixed please.

  10. If the lifelong fans are lost, I wish they’d stay lost and stop hanging around harassing the team and other football fans. Seems hypocritical to say you’re done with the team, but keep showing up on their social media pages and articles about their performance to tell them you no longer care about them. Yeah … your lack of caring is really evident in your constant attention.

  11. Do people not read or listen to anything? Steelers did not kneel, they did not protest, they did not boycott, they did not make a political statement, they did not stay in the locker room like the Seahawks and Titans and almost Raiders, ……they completely botched up a team unity stunt that offended thousands of people. My guess is that the whole team stands on the field in Baltimore 100% like they have been doing every week since this craziness began

  12. This loss was no big deal. An nfc team, Steelers still leading the afcn, and there were some positives from that game. Yes, the run D was awful, but from what I’ve seen so far through 3 weeks, the D has the talent to compete at a high level, much better than it did last year. And I have complete confidence that by mid-year our O will be clicking. So relax, my worry-wart friends, we’ll be just fine.

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