Steelers Can Contend but Ben Roethlisberger Needs to Be Better

The Steelers got a very much-needed home win over Atlanta on Sunday to bring their record to .500 after five games at 2-2-1. It was a rather dominant performance in all three phases, including a standout showing by their defense that no one saw coming.

But, let’s examine the other side of the ball and particularly where Ben Roethlisberger is right now.

There has been much discussion about “the disconnect” between Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown and that these two are “not on the same page”. If you just isolate on Brown on the coaching tape this year, you will quickly realize that he is as amazing as ever. Brown has been getting open against coverage heavily tilted his way all year, but Roethlisberger has simply been terrible when delivering the ball Brown’s way. It is rather amazing really, especially when considering the history these two have together. Brown has been peppered with targets this year and there have been some outstanding receptions as usual, but just not nearly enough. But please just don’t blame Brown for this “disconnect,” as it is extremely one sided.

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