The Pittsburgh Steelers did a good job last season of bouncing back from a horrible start. Still, they finished 8-8 and narrowly missed out on a trip to the playoffs. This team does not want to be in that position again, and that all starts with how well Ben Roethlisberger is playing from the quarterback position that he has manned so well for the last decade in the Steel City.
And if his comments after practice on Saturday are any indication, Big Ben could be set for a monster year as he told reporters that his arm feels the strongest that is has ever in his career thus far.
“My arm is stronger than it’s been in my career, I believe,” Roethlisberger said Saturday, per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Even in practices and minicamp the receivers said, ‘Ben that ball is getting to us a lot quicker, with a lot more spin on it, it feels real good.’ That should translate into better play.”
Roethlisbeger wasn’t terrible by any means in 2013, but he did toss 14 interceptions, which the team can certainly do without, which pretty much goes without saying.
But if Roethlisberger is feeling better than he has throughout his entire career, then that can only mean good things for this team and their playoff chances for 2014.