Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger blames everybody however himself for lack of latest playoff success

Ben Roethlisberger won’t look within the mirror over the Pittsburgh Steelers’ lack of latest playoff success.

Although Ben Roethlisberger received two Tremendous Bowls enjoying quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one may simply argue that they need to have received extra.

Roethlisberger spoke not too long ago with Ron Cook dinner of the Put up-Gazette on a number of matters. Whereas he’s completely having fun with retirement, in addition to his expanded position in dad life, Huge Ben accepts the sport he thinks he can nonetheless play at a excessive stage is evolving. Nevertheless, he doesn’t appear to be prepared to just accept any of the duty for Pittsburgh losing a complete decade value of playoff probabilities.

The Steelers haven’t received the AFC since 2010 or raised the Lombardi Trophy since 2008.

“I really feel like the sport has modified. I really feel just like the individuals have modified in a way,” stated Roethlisberger to Ron Cook dinner of the Put up-Gazette. “Perhaps it’s as a result of I obtained spoiled after I got here in? The crew was so necessary. It was all in regards to the crew. Now, it’s about me and this, that and the opposite.”

Roethlisberger then stood up on his “soapbox”, hinting that the Steelers at the moment are a me-first crew.

“I could be standing on a soapbox a bit bit, however that’s my greatest takeaway from after I began to the top,” continued Roethlisberger. “It turned from a team-first to a me-type perspective. It was onerous. It’s onerous for these younger guys, too.”

He would go onto blame issues like social media for Pittsburgh changing into more and more selfish.

“Social media. They’re handled so properly in school,” completed Roethlisberger. “Now, this new NIL stuff, which is unbelievable. They’re handled so particular. They’re coddled at a younger age as a result of school coaches want them to win, too. I do know coach [Terry] Hoeppner by no means coddled me [at Miami (Ohio)]. Neither did [Bill] Cowher.”

Previous to retiring, Roethlisberger was the final lively Steeler to win the Tremendous Bowl with Invoice Cowher.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger blames everybody else for playoff failures

Roethlisberger was the right Steelers quarterback. He was powerful and bodily imposing, enjoying the quarterback place with the blue-collar mentality synonymous with the town he as soon as starred in. Missed in-state by Ohio State, Roethlisberger did extraordinary issues collegiately and professionally throughout his enjoying profession, first with Miami (Ohio) after which with the Steelers.

Nevertheless, it’s a bit wealthy Roethlisberger can not settle for he was a part of the issue in Pittsburgh losing one golden alternative after one other within the 2010s. Sure, he performed in the identical AFC as Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, however neither hall-of-fame signal-caller had the identical bodily presents as him or as a lot organizational stability as he did. Huge Ben was the one participant fixed all through.

To not say the 2010 Steelers ought to have or would have crushed Aaron Rodgers and the Inexperienced Bay Packers in Tremendous Bowl 45, however how has Pittsburgh not been again since? Finally, Roethlisberger didn’t maintain himself bodily sufficient in his prime to maintain it. He may have been a greater chief for a franchise that misplaced its means. Huge Ben additionally had a pair of off-the-field controversies.

No, it isn’t all on him, however Roethlisberger will not be with out blame within the Steelers’ wasted final decade.