Ben Roethlisberger: No reason to get worked up over run/pass ratio

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The Steelers have heard questions about the ratio between running and passing plays in recent weeks, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t think concerns about imbalance are are fueling any conversations.

Roethlisberger has put up 148 passes over the last three weeks — Antonio Brown and Chris Boswell also threw passes over that span — while the Steelers have run the ball 59 times. The team needed a touchdown on their last play to win the first of those games and then lost the next two. Those losses are what Roethlisberger believes is behind any grumbling about how they’re divvying up the offensive workload.

“I don’t think that there’s any reason for people to get worked up over the number of runs compared to passes,” Roethlisberger said on 93.7 The Fan, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “People are always going to get worked up over the numbers, when you lose especially. I don’t know if people would get as worked up if we would have won the game. That’s why [Randy Fichtner is] the OC and calls the plays for us, and I think we’re all just fine with the run-pass ratio. We just want to win.”

The Steelers put up that ratio with James Conner in the lineup at running back, but they won’t have him in the lineup this weekend due to an ankle injury. That may mean anyone looking for more balance will have to wait a little bit longer.

35 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger: No reason to get worked up over run/pass ratio

  1. “Pats fans are nervous “???? About what exactly? The Pats are 9-3, as Parcells once famously said – you are what your record says you are. On the other hand, if I were a Steelers fan, I would be “nervous “, LOL!

  2. I remember back in week 3 when they said the Steelers were done.lol. Although the Steelers lost a game they should of won vs the chargies. They will always be in games.

  3. “Pats fans are nervous “???? About what exactly? The Pats are 9-3, as Parcells once famously said – you are what your record says you are. On the other hand, if I were a Steelers fan, I would be “nervous “, LOL!

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    The only thing I am nervous about isn’t the Pats…..it’s the refs. If we get the same clowns as we had against the Chargers then the Steelers are surelytoast. You can beat Cheaters and the refs together.

  4. Way to over throw receivers for TD’s Ben. Who calls him out when that happens?! Steelers are Soo over-rated

  5. Seems to me the Steelers used to run for 170 and throw for 260 and consistently win. Now they run for 60 and throw for 400 and lose. Even though they have the O-line and back to run the ball better than any one else in the league. Think we have a couple of guys playing catch and looking at their stats more than wins and no coaches willing to put the brakes on.

  6. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:17 pm
    “Pats fans are nervous “???? About what exactly? The Pats are 9-3, as Parcells once famously said – you are what your record says you are. On the other hand, if I were a Steelers fan, I would be “nervous “, LOL!

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    They’re a funny bunch, huh? All the AFC soup du jour teams like KC, Pitt, SD, Houston, etc are all over-hyped at the moment.

  7. True, Ben has too many INTs.

    But we have the statistic anomaly where the Steelers lead the league in sacks and are dead last I believe in producing turnovers. Haden and Davis running into each other Sunday on a sure pick and having it deflect to a TD was the epitome of this.

    So in that environment even one turnover like last week is too many.

  8. Pats fans still nervous and whistling very loudly past the graveyard. LOL!
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    Definitely an LOL. When was the last time the Steelers beat the Pats? Brady is 11-2 against the Steelers in his career. Pitt is literally the last team the Pats are nervous about.

  9. Nofoolnodrool says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    “Pats fans are nervous “???? About what exactly? The Pats are 9-3, as Parcells once famously said – you are what your record says you are. On the other hand, if I were a Steelers fan, I would be “nervous “, LOL!

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    The only thing I am nervous about isn’t the Pats…..it’s the refs. If we get the same clowns as we had against the Chargers then the Steelers are surelytoast. You can beat Cheaters and the refs together.

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    As a Steeler fan you know in your heart that Mike Tomlin is no match for BB. When is the last time a Tomlin coached team actually beat a BB coached team? Have they ever?

  10. Ben had a few fantastic passes against the Chargers but overall he looked old, fat, and slow in that game. He will retire before Brady.

  11. I think the Steelers should be more concerned about playing the Raiders in Oakland right now based on how many points they scored against the Chiefs at home despite those fumbles. Pittsburgh has lost to the Broncos, Chargers, Ravens, Chiefs, and couldn’t even beat the Browns in week 1. Losing to Oakland would be absolutely priceless at this point.

  12. The chances of Haden and Davis colliding head on as Haden had the sure INT, and the ball popping into Allens hands all in the end zone ? Only in a game where the officials let a team get 16 points that video clearly shows should have not occurred on those specific plays. Incredible the billion dollar NFL provides the poorest quality officiating that money can’t (and doesn’t) buy.

  13. As a Steeler fan you know in your heart that Mike Tomlin is no match for BB. When is the last time a Tomlin coached team actually beat a BB coached team? Have they ever?

    Ya we won the game but Riveron took it alway and if you had any honesty you would agree but you are just another troll lack objectivity or integrity.

  14. Explain Ben overthrowing wide open uncovered Justin Hunter in the end zone or underthrowing Vance Mcdonald in the red zone.

  15. No one mentions the crappy flags on the Chargers for pass interference that lead to 2 touchdowns. The ref is allowed some subjectivity when a ball is obviously uncatchable and the receiver stops dead and lets the defender run over him. That is not pass interference. The block in the back on the punt return was pure dive. Look at it again. The Steelers remind me of the Philadelphia Flyers in their hey day; dive, dive, dive. Bunch of submariners.

  16. Every week Little Ben gets on TV and downplays his own screwups while ridiculing his teammates. Now that the Steelers on are on a two game losing skid, how’s that working for you?

  17. The Steelers are not nervous about no patsie team.lol. They already shown they can beat them last year. If the call isn’t reversed. The patriots lose! Simple as that yes, its an if, but its’true. It took an overturn call for New England to win and everyone knows the Steelers won that game.

  18. steelcurtainn says:
    December 4, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    The Steelers are not nervous about no patsie team.lol. They already shown they can beat them last year. If the call isn’t reversed. The patriots lose! Simple as that yes, its an if, but its’true. It took an overturn call for New England to win and everyone knows the Steelers won that game.

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    One thing you Steelers’ fans never like to mention is the fact that last season’s game wasn’t over when that catch was overturned at the end of the 4th quarter. The Steelers had like two more plays to work with. Big Baby through a goal-line interception on a fake spike. Why not talk about the one play a couple of plays earlier that was blown by the Patriots’ defense? They were fortunate they even made it into NE’s territory.

    Then, Ben through another goal-line interception against the Broncos. Against the Jags a few weeks ago, he could have thrown a fourth interception. In Sunday night’s match-up against the Chargers, Pittsburgh stopped playing defense on that “blown false start” play. That has everything to do with their lack of discipline from a Tomlin team. You never stop trying until you hear a bunch of whistles being blown. This is taught in pee wee football.

  19. This was the first home game the Steelers ever lost while leading by 14 points, which includes something like 220 games. Yet to hear them tell it, it was all because of an uncalled penalty for presnap motion on a passing play. And last week’s loss was because the Broncos’ orange jerseys are too electric. And the Browns tie was sunspots.

  20. I don’t make excuses for the Steelers, I’m old school, when you play like crap by missing multiple scoring opportunities, in this case, ANOTHER red zone INT, and a complete miss on a wide open Hunter for a TD, more often than not you lose. Also, absolutely no adjustment whatsoever to cover Keenan Allen…ridiculous. It’s the same thing they do with Gronk, he kills the Steelers every game. No adjustments. The game plan meeting probably goes something like this, “Let’s do the same thing as last game, they will never believe we are dumb enough to trot that one out again.” In short, the Steelers win many games in spite of the HC.

  21. Nofoolnodrool says:
    December 4, 2018 at 4:36 pm
    As a Steeler fan you know in your heart that Mike Tomlin is no match for BB. When is the last time a Tomlin coached team actually beat a BB coached team? Have they ever?

    Ya we won the game but Riveron took it alway and if you had any honesty you would agree but you are just another troll lack objectivity or integrity.

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    I just checked NFL.com and the Steelers did NOT win the game. They lost…..again. In fact they are 11-2 in their last 13 games against BB and the Patriots. Do you see a trend here?

  22. I just checked NFL.com and the Steelers did NOT win the game. They lost…..again. In fact they are 11-2 in their last 13 games against BB and the Patriots. Do you see a trend here?

    Thanks for proving my point Gomer the Homer. Because you don’t want to believe something doesnt make it false….that’s the kind of thinking that gave us Trump…..

  23. That has everything to do with their lack of discipline from a Tomlin team.
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    I agree, you make some valid points. I am just saying New England is definitely capable of being beat by Pittsburgh and the Steelers showed that last year. Pitt had a couple chances at the end of the game and they also had the refs take the game away by a rule that since been changed which would have sealed the win for the Steelers.

  24. As long as Big Dumb keeps throwing child like interceptions in the red zone it doesn’t matter who Steelers play . Offense needs to help this defense out too many three announce when the game is on the line. A lot of fluff stats.

  25. “ everyone knows the Steelers won that Game”” ??? Well using that logic every one knows the Patriots won the Super Bowl due to the Eagles gifted TD’s!!
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    or could it be they just couldn’t stop Nicole Foles the entire game. Much different then the Steelers game who was leading by 8 entering the 4th quarter only to have a td taking from them to seal the victory.

  26. As A Steeler fan, I sure do hope this is Tomlin last year as our coach he hasn’t done nothing,he came into a coaching job that was decent,then he lost control

  27. steelcurtainn says:
    December 4, 2018 at 6:56 pm
    “ everyone knows the Steelers won that Game”” ??? Well using that logic every one knows the Patriots won the Super Bowl due to the Eagles gifted TD’s!!
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    or could it be they just couldn’t stop Nicole Foles the entire game. Much different then the Steelers game who was leading by 8 entering the 4th quarter only to have a td taking from them to seal the victory.

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    The Patriots took that game from Pittsburgh. It was great fortune for Pittsburgh to have a chance to take it back, but they were confused. They did not expect to be in that position. They made bad decisions, executed poorly, and the Patriots did not. End of story. Sorry if it is a story you have read many times before, but I never get tired of the ending.

  28. “I just checked NFL.com and the Steelers did NOT win the game. They lost…..again. In fact they are 11-2 in their last 13 games against BB and the Patriots. Do you see a trend here?”

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    You got that backwards. Belichick and the Patriots are 11-3 against Pittsburgh. They beat Pittsburgh at an approximate 79% clip which is 6-7 points higher than the rate at which they beat the rest of the league. 8 of these games have been in Pittsburgh, with New England winning 6 of them. They win 75% of the games on the Steelers home turf. Week 15’s game will be the 9th of 15 in Pittsburgh.

  29. We are all used to Steelers’ fans crying foul over the refs whenever they lose a game. They do it every time. Generally I find it hilarious because they are such sore loser babies. But now theyre choking pregnant women so maybe it isn’t so funny anymore. I say Pittsburgh needs more police in the stands because the fans just can’t behave themselves, either in the stands or online. They need professional help.

  30. SWFLPC.INC says:
    December 4, 2018 at 4:03 pm
    Nofoolnodrool says:
    December 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    “Pats fans are nervous “???? About what exactly? The Pats are 9-3, as Parcells once famously said – you are what your record says you are. On the other hand, if I were a Steelers fan, I would be “nervous “, LOL!

    0 0

    The only thing I am nervous about isn’t the Pats…..it’s the refs. If we get the same clowns as we had against the Chargers then the Steelers are surelytoast. You can beat Cheaters and the refs together.

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    As a Steeler fan you know in your heart that Mike Tomlin is no match for BB. When is the last time a Tomlin coached team actually beat a BB coached team? Have they ever?

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    the only one i remember seeing them lose against pittsburgh was in 08 when cassel was qb bc brady got cheap shotted by dirty bernie pollard. i remember watching cassel hold the ball for wayyy too long and gifting pitt that win with a fumble towards the end on a strip sack.

  31. The Steelers are irrelevant. The Chiefs, Patriots and Texans will battle it out for home field in the AFC and one of these teams will represent the AFC in the SB.

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