Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has made plenty of big plays that lifted his team to victory over the years.
He’s also made a lot of mistakes.
One of the big mistakes he apparently makes frequently is telling anyone who will listen the plays that the team will make at the line of scrimmage.
This revelation came out after the Steelers played host to Washington. The team had just beaten their rivals the Baltimore Ravens at home to advance to an 11-0 record.
That perfect record then came to a screeching halt when Washington beat the Steelers 23-17 in Pittsburgh — and perhaps with good reason.
After the game, Washington defensive players came out and said that the Ravens had “exposed some things” in the close loss the week before.
“Listen to what Ben Roethlisberger is saying at the line of scrimmage. He’ll tell you the exact play,” Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey told Bleacher Report.
Part of what Big Ben told those that were listening was what routes to run and which wide outs should be running them.
With basically no fans in the stands at Heinz Field, Humphrey said that he and his fellow Ravens defenders had no problem hearing what was being said and translating that info into the play on the field.
How much of Ben’s yelling hurt the Steelers, if at all? It’s amazing to think that a franchise quarterback who has won two Super Bowls and lost another would just walk up to the line and start yelling out which players should run which routes.
Nevertheless, this humbling offseason will likely give the Steelers back their edge in 2021, as they are likely tired of hearing about all the controversial things that were said during games.