Ben Roethlisberger coming in to help the Steelers is crazy, or is it?
The Pittsburgh Steelers are struggling, not just on offenses, but defensively too; however, the sluggish and ineffective offense is getting the vast majority of the attention as the Baltimore Ravens await in Week 5.
In one giant unison Steelers fans and media pundits have been screaming about the team changing their offensive play caller. The fans want Canada gone, or at least play calling duties stripped from his job description. On social media one name which continues to be brought up is future Hall of Fame quarterback, and Steelers legend, Ben Roethlisberger.
Whether it’s Pat McAfee talking about it on his show…
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 3, 2023
…or just fans hoping Ben could somehow save the team/season like he did when he was a player.
Either way, the fan base is enamored with the thought of Roethlisberger somehow, someway, returning to the team in some capacity.
Well, what if I told you it isn’t as crazy as you might believe.
According to our source, the Steelers are doing their diligence on potential options to help the offense. This doesn’t mean Matt Canada is doing to be fired anytime soon, but Roethlisberger potentially being a part of the “next step” in a potential advisory role is certainly on the table.
What would this role look like? That has yet to be seen, and Roethlisberger has openly stated he isn’t interested in being a full-time offensive coordinator due to the restrictions on time with his family. However, according to our source, the thoughts of Roethlisberger potentially being brought in aren’t as far off as once believed.
This all comes down to the fact that the Steelers are extremely frustrated with the offense, but Mike Tomlin and his staff don’t necessarily see the playbook as the problem. They believe it is more about the execution/play calling of said playbook which is hindering the production. Roethlisberger knows the playbook, and shares the same belief in Kenny Pickett the Steelers organization does.
Could there be a reunion in the near future? At this point suggesting anything of the sort would be hasty, but don’t rule out the Steelers doing their diligence, and potentially trying to coax Roethlisberger back into the organization…even if it’s just for the short term.
Needless to say, stay tuned as things continue to ramp up with this story, and the Steelers, as they welcome the Ravens this Sunday at Acrisure Stadium in Week 5 before the team’s Week 6 bye week…when bigger changes could be in store if things don’t improve.
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