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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ben Roethlisberger: You can call us worst team in the league

Ben RoethlisbergerBen Roethlisberger provided a harsh assessment of his Pittsburgh Steelers following the team’s 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in London on Sunday.

The Steelers quarterback, who went 36-of-51 for 383 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the loss, said after the game that it would be fair to call the 0-4 squad the worst team in the league.

“Right now, you could say we’re the worst team in the league,” said Roethlisberger. “That hurts.”

This is the Steelers’ worst start since 1968. The team has never had a losing record since Roethlisberger became the starting quarterback in 2004. They’ve gone 12-4 three times under coach Mike Tomlin and their worst season under him was last year’s 8-8 campaign.

“We are in uncharted territory and the water is dangerous right now,” said Roethlisberger, via the AP. “It stings. I have to hope and believe we can turn it around. That’s the approach I’m going to take this week and next week. I’m going to do the best I can to lead these guys and let them see how I go about my job.”

The Steelers are going to get some wins this season, but they’re not going to completely turn it around. They already had a terrible offensive line, and that was before Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey was lost for the season because of a knee injury. They let their biggest offensive playmaker Mike Wallace leave in free agency, and they’ve missed him.

Pittsburgh’s defense looked pretty good the first few games of the season, but they got crushed last weekend and gave up 393 yards to a Vikings offense led by Matt Cassel. While things are looking slightly better on offense, the’re looking worse on defense.

Pittsbrugh better prepare for their first losing season under Tomlin and Roethlisberger, because that’s where this is heading. The only good news is that the Jacksonville Jaguars will ensure nobody else steals the title of worst team in the league.

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