Ben Roethlisberger: It’s not like we have to go back to the drawing board

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The Steelers had a terrible opening night of the 2019 season as they lost 33-3 in New England.

It’s the kind of game that can make it feel like a team is on the wrong track, but that’s not the approach quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is taking. Roethlisberger said he told his teammates that “the sky’s still blue” and that moving forward is a matter of fixing individual problems rather than going back to square one.

“It’s not like all of a sudden we have to go back to the drawing board,” Roethlisberger said, via “Doing this, just scratching everything, crossing everything out. . . . It’s just, we all need to, starting with myself, play better. It’s nothing drastic on anybody’s plate. It’s just little things here and little things there.”

Roethlisberger said part of the process of fixing those little things is looking forward rather than assigning blame for what went wrong against the Patriots, although he did add that the “quarterback’s got to get better” for the Steelers to avoid more losses.

14 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger: It’s not like we have to go back to the drawing board

  1. Steelers aren’t as bad as they looked the other night. Maybe not as good as we thought they’d be either. Time will tell.

  2. The Steelers didn’t have a lot of problems. They mainly had one big problem. Dropped passes on perfectly thrown balls, and bad route running on perfectly placed passes. It was a very poor performance by the WRs, mainly Donte Moncrief. One of the worst games I’ve ever seen from a WR

  3. Just had a facebook memory from 2011 that said we werent prepared…. it seems some things never change under Tomlin.

  4. Steeler’s have a serious problem in the offensive game plan. Since Randy Fichtner took over as OC, they have not scored in the 1st quarter in 10 out of 17 regular season games (including when they had Brown). That is about 60% of games played. Clearly, the game plan is deficient, either due to the inability of players to execute it or through it being predictable to the teams defending it. They may not need to go back to square one, but they need to seriously look at what their trying to do and whether they have the talent to execute it.

  5. I expected the defense to look like a work in progress and it definitely did.
    The offense just executed very poorly. I am not an advocate of more playing time for starters in the pre-season, but Ben and his new(ish) receivers didn’t look like they had ever played together before. Yes, the Patriots defense is far better than they were a few years ago, but the number of blown routes is concerning.
    On a positive note, the line did do a pretty good job protecting and Boswell didn’t miss a field goal. That’s about it for positives though.

  6. I know that you’re not the brightest bulb on the tree Ben but yes, you do need to go back to the drawing board. After your last outing you, Tomlin, and that nameless OC better go way back and start with some Pop Warner drawing board.

  7. steelcurtainn says:
    September 11, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    The Steelers are by far better then that and will prove it.
    I’m thinking 7-9 at best.

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