Ben Roethlisberger and the Critics

February 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There are few NFL QBs who are as polarizing as Ben Roethlisberger.  He seems to be a "love him or hate him" figure.  Those more prone to bring the man down demean his game by knocking him for style points, pointing to his "recklessness" or by otherwise claiming that the success he's consistently found is due to factors beyond his own contributions.
Puzzling.  Puzzling, indeed. 
Have his six years of on-field achievements not been enough, from his eye-popping rookie season where he broke record after record up to and including winning two Super Bowls?
Last year, before significant personal changes took me away from BleacherReport, I debated with many a fan about the quality of this fine young QB.
Anti-Ben sports fan typically have the same things to say:
He holds the ball too long (they refusing to see that by holding the ball so long, Ben makes it more difficult for defensive backs to stick coverage on wide receivers and that this in turn creates plays - of...

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