The fix for a struggling Steelers offense – Hawk Eye


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Ben Roethlisberger (Big Ben) takes first and 10, receives the snap and backs down. The pocket immediately collapses. He tries to escape but is not quick enough resulting in a loss of 6 yards.

Big Ben takes the second and 16, recovers the snap and hands the ball to the only efficient rusher Najee Harris for a gain of 2 yards.

Big Ben takes third and 14, receives the snap, looks down, but doesn’t take the deep shot at Chase Claypool and takes control from Najee Harris instead for a 10-yard gain.

Now the Pittsburgh Steelers have a quick three-runner and Pressly Harvin is set to kick this game for the fifth time.

Do you see what happens every week to the Steelers? We don’t have a strong enough attack, and Big Ben is the main cause.

Big Ben no longer has the speed / agility, rapid climb and confidence.

He doesn’t show speed / agility as he can’t run outside of a collapsing pocket and is looking to run for a positive gain that you would like your starting QB to be able to do.

He doesn’t have the advantage of rushing, so whenever the Steelers are in an obvious running situation, the other team knows Harris is going to get the ball back.

He doesn’t have the confidence because he doesn’t take as much risk on deep or medium passes as he used to be, which makes the Steelers run more often in normal passing situations.

Someone who doesn’t have the same flaws as Big Ben is Cam Newton.

Former MVP Newton is currently a free agent after being recently released by New England.

The Steelers should take the “risk” by signing Newton.

This would turn the infraction into a successful infraction. Newton can do a lot of things that Big Ben struggles to do.

Newton has the speed / agility that Big Ben doesn’t, so he can escape a collapsing pocket much more easily and run positive yards after escaping.

It will also make Harris a more efficient runner, as there are now several people the defense has to worry about as a rushed threat on obvious runs.

He has the confidence Big Ben doesn’t seem to have because he didn’t seem so afraid of throwing the ball deep when he was with New England last season.

It doesn’t seem likely that the Steelers would really try this. Especially because this appears to be Big Ben’s last season as Steeler and Newton’s signing would be a huge ‘slap in the face’ for Big Ben because of everything he’s done for the organization.

But who knows. Maybe the Steelers sign Newton to be our replacement this season, or they sign him as our “bridge” QB (QB who is a team’s QB for a season before drafting the franchise’s next QB). next season.

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