Steelers need Ben Roethlisberger now more than ever
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TAMPA, Fla. — He’s without a win or an All-Pro running back.
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His top receiver is disgruntled and his defense is leaky.
As far as September challenges go, Ben Roethlisberger faces one of his steepest in recent years starting Monday night at Tampa Bay, where the Pittsburgh Steelers need a vintage Big Ben performance in the worst way.
Since 2004, Roethlisberger never has experienced a losing season, and he’s not about to start now.
“It’s just about being about your business, about your job, and going out there to practice, to meetings and being on time, and making sure you are holding guys accountable,” Roethlisberger said regarding his preparation this week.
The latest Big Ben iteration could provide the spark.
Roethlisberger’s game has evolved from young game manager behind a loaded defense to improvisational playmaker who took too many sacks to quick-strike passer who avoids those sacks. The ability to get hot — recording