Ben Roethlisberger: Offense is like nothing that you’ve seen in the past

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The Steelers have Ben Roethlisberger back at quarterback for an 18th season, but Roethlisberger said on Tuesday that it won’t be the same old song on offense in Pittsburgh.

Matt Canada replaced Randy Fichtner as the team’s offensive coordinator this offseason and Roethlisberger told reporters that he’s had to do a lot of studying in order to get comfortable in the scheme. He also said it is one that will look different to what the team’s done in recent years.

“You’ll see nothing that you’ve seen in the past,” Roethlisberger said, via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com.

Freshening up the offense was needed after the team slumped to the finish line in 2020 and moved on from several offensive linemen this offseason, although it remains to be seen just how big a departure there will be from the past. One new face is running back Najee Harris and Roethlisberger said the first-round pick “doesn’t seem lost” in his transition to the NFL.

Roethlisberger added that the “most exciting part is once he gets it and it clicks and he goes full speed” for an offense that could use a new spark to go with their returning quarterback.

13 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger: Offense is like nothing that you’ve seen in the past

  1. Yeah I’m sure because unlike the past 15 years this year its going to suck!

  2. What’s that about old dogs and new tricks? And does it still hold if the dog has recently developed arthritis and hip diplegia?

  3. Last year they never threw beyond 5 yards, this year they won’t throw past the line of scrimmage.

  4. so screen passes and runs then. got it. im sure tik tok wide receivers juju and claypool are going to be real pleased with this brand.

  5. He won’t have time to throw. Even when he was younger he needed decent blocking because he’s slow (though hard to take down). Now he’s old af and has no o-line. This should be a miserable season for him.

  6. Steelers won their last 2 SBs with Big Ben barely managing the game. It was the defense and running game that won those SBs. When they started putting games on Big Ben shoulders they haven’t had much success especially in the post season. They lost to Tebow, lost to Blake Bortles, lost to the Browns. Let Big Ben go back to being a game manager.

  7. Cool, since every pass call for the last 10 years has resulted in a broken play in which Ben gets lucky 30-50% of the time, I’m truly interested to see how things have changed.

  8. Steelers won their last 2 SBs with Big Ben barely managing the game. It was the defense and running game that won those SBs. When they started putting games on Big Ben shoulders they haven’t had much success especially in the post season. They lost to Tebow, lost to Blake Bortles, lost to the Browns. Let Big Ben go back to being a game manager.

    All that may be true yet they never had to cheat to win…did they? Why do you think it’s ok to throw shade at Ben…? He did manipulate ball pressure like Brady. You Pats fans really are ignorant.

  9. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    June 1, 2021 at 1:33 pm
    Steelers won their last 2 SBs with Big Ben barely managing the game. It was the defense and running game that won those SBs. When they started putting games on Big Ben shoulders they haven’t had much success especially in the post season. They lost to Tebow, lost to Blake Bortles, lost to the Browns. Let Big Ben go back to being a game manager.

    The first superbowl sure, but the second? Did you even watch it? They won that second one because of Ben. He ran for a TD and had one of the biggets pass/catch highlights of the superbowl era. The steelers were losing at the two min. drill…..

  10. It was very disappointing to see no run game and no time to pass. It was not disappointing to see another AFC North Championship with a qb coming off of elbow surgery. In fact it was pretty nice.

  11. jasons81 says:
    June 1, 2021 at 1:31 pm
    He won’t have time to throw. Even when he was younger he needed decent blocking because he’s slow (though hard to take down). Now he’s old af and has no o-line. This should be a miserable season for him.
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    He didn’t have a decent o-line until like 10 years into his career.

  12. Getting a competent back in their might change things more than a scheme can. Thing about Matt Canada is that there isn’t one “thing” or “philosophy” you can pin on him IMO. Spread offense if anything, which would help Ben from not getting murdered out there.

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