Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger: Why He’s The Opposite Of Clutch

February 21, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's a common mistake sportswriters and analysts often make—if a player is on a good (or great) team, then because of that team's success, that player is viewed as being great. 
Even championship teams have weak links.  And it puzzles me why so many sportswriters believe Ben Roethlisberger is a strong link.
First off, to clarify to Steeler fans, I do not believe "Big Ben" is a bad quarterback, or even a mediocre quarterback.  He is a top-10 QB in this league.
But because of his two rings, he is grouped into a very prestigious group of QBs that he does not belong in.
To compare Ben with a Tom Brady or Peyton Manning is absurd—Manning and Brady are winners, leaders.  Ben is not.
Vince Lombardi had this to say on winners: "(Winners) are willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else."
A great QB is able to put his team on his shoulders, make up for mistakes the team has made and lead the team to victory. 
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