R-E-L-A-X: Ben Roethlisberger is old, but so is Tom Brady
The only team in the NFL that can say their defense is actually their offense is the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars are leading the NFL in takeaways with 15, and have 5 more takeaways than their closest competition. Besides leading the league in takeaways, they’ve basically scored a defensive touchdown in every game, so they can thank their 3-2 record on their defense, I mean their offense. Now, for everyone out there that says that Ben Roethlisberger, aka “Big Ben” is washed up, just shut up already. If you are from nfl.com, espn, cbsports, si.com, or any other person that feels Big Ben is done, if you have a comment that you want to say about him, just shove it down your throat and keep it down there. Every great quarterback has had at least one bad game, even the greatest quarterback of all-time Aaron Rodgers has had bad games, even though his worst INT game is 2. But the likes of Drew Brees has thrown 5 INT’s in a game, Tom Brady, who everyone nuts over, has thrown 4 INT’s in a game, and Peyton Manning threw 4 INT’s in a game, without even completing more than 5 passes. We will save the likes of the Josh McCown’s, Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton, and etc., because they aren’t even close to being in the great QB category. So what, Big Ben may be 35 years old, but he has one of the most explosive offenses in the league. Before his 5 INT shit show against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had a respectable 6 TD to 2 INT ratio. Was anyone talking about Big Ben a week ago and him being washed up? NO, and if you were, you were just going off of the fact that he almost hung up his cleats after last year and his 13th year. The Steelers have arguably the two best position players at their respective positions, in Antonio Brown and Leveon Bell. They also have a very legit deep threat in Martavis Bryant, and very under the radar inside WR’s in JuJu Smith-Schuster and Eli Rogers. They also have cancer survivor James Connor on their team, so who doesn’t love that kid? Their defense up until the Jacksonville game had a +6 in their turnover ratio, and with Bud Dupree, TJ Watt, Ryan Shazier, and a very young and under the radar secondary, they are definitely a top 15 defense, with top 10 potential. They may not be a top 5 defense, but the Steelers can definitely ride their defense into the playoffs, because who is really going to beat them in the AFC North? Once the playoffs begin, anything is possible. So for the final time, stop saying that Big Ben is done. He had ONE bad game, the Steelers are going to be just fine in the AFC North, and most likely will get a 3 or 4 seed in the playoffs. Mark my words, the next game, Big Ben will have 4 TD’s and 0 INT’s, and this whole conversation of Big Ben being terrible will be OVER.