PITTSBURGH (AP) — On second thought, Ben Roethlisberger believes he nonetheless has “it.”
In reality, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is fairly positive he’s by no means misplaced “it,” even when he discovered himself considerably facetiously questioning it out loud after his profession-excessive 5 interceptions led to a shocking loss to Jacksonville on Sunday.
“I’ve that perception that I’m probably the greatest that’s ever executed it, the most effective that’s ever performed this place and you must have that confidence,” Roethlisberger stated Tuesday throughout his common radio look on ninety three.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh.
Even when it didn’t seem like it at occasions towards the Jaguars. The Steelers have been held and not using a landing at residence for the primary time in a decade on a day the franchise chief in each main statistical passing class threw 5 passes to the Jaguars, two of which Jacksonville returned for touchdowns to show Pittsburgh’s third-quarter lead right into a its worst house loss since 2006.
A visibly annoyed Roethlisberger positioned the blame solely on his shoulders and stated “perhaps I don’t have it anymore” when requested if he might put his finger on what’s gone flawed. The Steelers (three-2) are averaging simply 20 factors a recreation heading into Sunday’s go to to Kansas Metropolis (5-zero).
A day later, Roethlisberger went again to work energized and insisted his temporary flirtation with retirement within the offseason has nothing to do together with his present struggles.
Roethlisberger has simply six touchdowns towards seven interceptions by means of 5 video games and his seventy five.eight quarterback score is almost 20 factors under his profession common.
“In case you’re asking me is my coronary heart into it, I’ll say one hundred pc,” Roethlisberger stated. “I really like this recreation, I really like this sport, I really like my teammates, the followers. I give it every little thing I’ve.”
Roethlisberger stated Sunday that he wasn’t involved together with his mechanics however added he wasn’t a “guru.” He did speak to his agent, Ryan Tollner, about his efficiency.
Tollner, who performed quarterback on the College of California, assured Roethlisberger there was nothing improper. Roethlisberger is finishing simply sixty one.5 % of his passes. He hasn’t accomplished under sixty four % over the course of a full season since 2012.
“I don’t assume there’s something there,” Roethlisberger stated. “Truthfully, I don’t assume your expertise, it doesn’t go away. It goes awry typically, however it doesn’t go away.”
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