People were frustrated by the young HORRIBLE Bradshaw. Rightly so.Hated Bradshaw too. Only when the 1980's happened did they appreciate him.
Steeler fans ADORED the late 70s version who was a great player.
Oh PLUUEESE. Most Steeler fans LOVE Ben. It is a rare one (maybe 1 in 15) that hate on him either as a player or for his supposed conduct. Fans of OTHER TEAMS bring that stuff up.They'll be crying for Ben 10 minutes after he's done. And don't tell me about Ben's accusations either. The only crime Ben's guilty of is that he's from Ohio.
You confuse a desire for Ben to play to his proven ability with "hate".
Ben leads DIRECTLY to 2 touchdowns.....for the other team?.......HE needs to be better than that.
Any rational fan can see that.
Nobody has EVER wanted Batch over Ben for any reason least of which is being a hometown boy.Charlie Batch is living proof.
Batch nevertheless has been a popular backup.
Why do people like Batch as a person?
I dont know but there is something.
Ask BEN, he is number one in the Charlie Batch fan club.
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But, you can't discount the accusations. You can't.
When you start to type "Ben Roethlisberger" into a Google search, two of the top four suggestions presented by Google are "Ben Roethlisberger rape" and "Ben Roethlisberger car accident"...
Personally, I've decided to give him the benefit of a doubt, but not everyone is inclined to do so...
Pretending it never happened isn't realistic...
Do you care to compare Cams 1st 3 years to Bens last 3 years? Or Bens 1st three? You will see that Cam Newton has better stats than Ben does because you cant ingrore his rushing. This should not be the case. Ben is a 11 year vet and no way should the likes of Cam Newton be this close to him statistically. Yesterday, The Panthers beat the Giants 38-0. Ben played the Giants in 08 and turned the ball over 5 times vs them. How come Ben doesnt light up defenses? EVER??? Green Bay of 09? Ben hasnt led the Steelers to a 40 point output 5 times in his career (just guessing) but I see a rookie like Wilson (Sea) did it like four times as a rookie. Why isnt our qb putting up all these points like the rest of the 100 million guys or even the new slingers? Why? (Enter excuse)
Ben DIDNT lead us to 2 SB wins. In fact Ben had 1 TD AND 3 INTS in those 2 SB wins. That is HARDLY LEADING. Oh by the way, Ben has 20 Tds and 17 Ints while the STEELERS have led him to a 10-3 playoff record. The only time Ben led the Steelers was in 05 (Bengals, Colts, Broncos). Other than that he has been along for the ride.