Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 8/16/13

DENVER - NOVEMBER 09: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers directs the offense against the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 9, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Steelers defeated the Broncos 28-10. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
It’s becoming a time-honored tradition for me to have to write something in defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ franchise quarterback. It usually occurs when someone has said something on social media or on TV and then doesn’t back it up with any facts. Such is the case this time around. Last evening I viewed a discussion via Twitter where a Bleacher Report writer said Ben cost the Steelers a playoff berth. He also said Ben was past his prime and that this season would bear that out. Frankly, I don’t read any Bleacher Report stuff with one exception. I find Chris, who is a featured Steelers writer for BR to be extremely competent, unbiased and very knowledgeable. Therefore, saying BR is terrible across the board would not necessarily be fair or reasonable. This isn’t the point however. If you asked Ben Roethlisberger about the Dallas and Cincinnati games last season he would be the first to tell you those losses were on him as he did in the post-game interviews. Great quarterbacks w...
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