Roethlisberger has a lot to prove

It’s something of a moot point because I don’t think anyone will draft him as their starter, and I do think he’s a solid backup, but I’m in the minority when I say I think Ben Roethlisberger has a lot to prove this year. Yes, he had the terrible motorcycle accident, an emergency appendectomy, and suffered a concussion. But his horrible interception number – 23 – speaks for itself in terms of how poorly he played most of the time last year. The guy had 9 picks the year before.

There were times last year when he was simply out of control. When he gets out of the pocket, he tends to get frenetic and he doesn’t seem to see the field and process information well enough. He’s also not a look-down-the-barrel guy like Carson Palmer, and he caves a little bit in the face of pressure and when bodies are around him. It’s hard to say too many bad things about Roethlisberger, but as I’ve said in the past, I don’t think he’ll ever be an elite passer.
 
Now here’s the interesting dilemma. The Steelers want to put three and four wideouts on the field a lot this year and […]

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