Is It All Over For Ben Roethlisberger?

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Sunday afternoon was another letdown for Pittsburgh Steelers fans, who watched as the rival Cincinnati Bengals walked all over their team at Heinz Field, beating up the Steelers 24-10 and dropping them to 1-2 on the young season.

The news was depressing for the Steelers and their franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who went just 38-for-58 for 318 yards with a touchdown and a pair of interceptions.

So where does the new look offense go from here? Is it time to start making the transition to Mason Rudolph or even Dwayne Haskins?

With young QBs ready to take the reins in the AFC North, it might be time for Ben to take a seat.

You never can tell when it’s time to make a switch at the QB spot, and with Roethlisberger looking every bit his age, the time could be now to allow someone else on the roster to come in and try to get a spark going.

If you happened to watch Ben on Sunday, he had no zip on his passes and was taking sack after sack in the two TD loss.

Don’t be shocked to see changes in the offense for the Steelers and new OC Matt Canada, whose job it will be to get things turned around in a hurry.

For now, Ben and company are in big trouble, and with a matchup this next week in Green Bay, it’s not going to get any easier for this team to get on track anytime soon.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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