Big Ben: I think I'm still 'one of best'

PITTSBURGH PA – DECEMBER 04 Ben Roethlisberger

"You have to have that confidence, and that's what I'm gonna have". He looked like a guy who was ready to gun-sling and ready to get back at it.

Roethlisberger's words are a good transformation from what he said last Sunday.

Through five games this season, Roethlisberger has thrown for 1,269 yards, six touchdowns and seven interceptions while posting a completion percentage of 61.5 percent and a passer rating of 75.8.

At one point during the postgame interrogatives, when Roethlisberger, now 35 and in his 14th National Football League season, was asked if he was doing anything differently, he replied, "I don't think so, but maybe I am".

Following that 30-9 loss to Jacksonville last Sunday at Heinz Field, Roethlisberger's session with the media was interpreted in some circles as being fatalistic. "Professional athletes shouldn't have doubt". "I put it behind me because I'm one of the best in the world at what I do, and I'm putting it behind me so I can play like that".

He reiterated that on Tuesday saying he went home Sunday night and began looking around the internet to see how many different quarterbacks (Dan Marino) - there's Hall of Famers that have thrown five interceptions.

"I think that's just the formula for winning", he said. Obviously it's the most interceptions but not the worst game, if that makes sense, in terms of reads and things like that.

It's a saying that parents often repeat to children over and over and over again in an effort to teach them the difference between right and wrong: Do what I say, not what I do. But the impact Cam Robinson has had paving open running lanes and protecting the quarterback should not go unappreciated.

Asked about a connect-the-dots theory that his public flirtation with retirement in the offseason has affected his play, Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan his heart is "100 percent" committed to the 2017 season. "Such is life in this business when you're playing his position, and he understands that as well as I do". Holmes, a first-round draft pick in 2006, spent four seasons in Pittsburgh before being traded to the New York Jets.



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