Troy Loney wrote:Yeah, even if I did my best to remove my personal disdain for the guy, I don't think Roethlisberger's playing style is conducive to much success going forward. He's just not capable of taking anywhere close to the beating he was accustomed to taking when he was younger. Can't really argue with the success he had playing that way and taking the team to 3 superbowls. He can always point to his success and say, why should I change my style? He wouldn't be wrong, but in terms of career longevity he needed to get better as a pocket passer by not taking hits. It also wouldn't hurt for him to be more committed to training and getting his body in better physical condition, that usually helps to prevent some of these injuries. But what do I know right? Really just my observations and feelings about the guy. Doesn't have the work ethic to be a better pocket passer or to be in optimal physical shape.
The Steelers were in the Super Bowl the season before last. Your posts scream bridge jumping. The Steelers have two mediocre seasons after making the Super Bowl, and winning one in the past four seasons and now you "endorse" blowing it up and getting rid of a top 5 or 6, two-time SB winning QB that 27 teams would kill for. Like I said, you can hate Ben, that's a perfectly legitimate viewpoint. But I think arguments suggesting the Steelers are better without him are, frankly, absurd.