Super Bowl XLV: Why Ben Roethlisberger Still Gets Critized

February 6, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What does Ben Roethlisberger have to do to be ranked among the elite quarterbacks in the National Football League by the public at large?
That’s the question Steelers Nation has been asking throughout the season. They see Big Ben, the franchise savior, all set with two Super Bowl rings and perhaps ready to win another on Sunday.
They see the man who, as a rookie, won his first 14 starts and followed that up by leading his team to a Super Bowl victory the next season. They see physical strength, as he is able to hold a ball that a defender is swatting at to retain possession and, incredibly make the throw.
They can read off statistics that may not seem quite as pretty as Drew Brees or Phillip Rivers, but still lists a 17-5 touchdown to interception ratio this season, 19 fourth quarter comebacks including one in the Super Bowl that ranks with the best in football history, an impressive eight yards per pass average (most quarterbacks shoot for seven), the only 500-...

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