Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Big Ben is tied for the NFL lead with 12 interceptions but that doesn’t mean he regrets any of the decisions he makes out on the field.
Most turnover-worthy throws this season:
Ben Roethlisberger 18
Sam Darnold 18
Jameis Winston 15
Ryan Fitzpatrick 15
Andrew Luck 15
Andy Dalton 15
— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) November 26, 2018
Roethlisberger has become the scapegoat after an ill-advised pass late in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos led to an interception.
Ben Roethlisberger with the game on the line throws an interception and throws the game away. You just hate to see it. pic.twitter.com/BtI0p4FYA2
— Casey Baker (@CaseyBake16) November 26, 2018
Coach Mike Tomlin said he’s concerned with his team’s minus-7 turnover ratio the last two weeks but not with Roethlisberger’s decision-making.
“Ben is just part of it. He’s not solely responsible for our inability to maintain possession of the ball,” Tomiln said. “He wasn’t carrying the ball into the end zone and fumbling it for a touchback. He just needs to continue to be thoughtful about the preservation of the ball, like he always is, and understand the responsibility that comes with being our signal caller. I don’t see any issues in that area. But us, collectively, need to do a better job.”
You take the good with the bad with Big Ben. He’s a gunslinger, but more importantly, a gun slinger who wins games.
He’s thrown 55 interceptions in 52 regular season games dating back to 2015.
He’s also 37-14-1 in those games, with 102 touchdowns.
Those numbers speak for themselves.