Ben Roethlisberger Shares Thoughts On Steelers Struggling Offense

PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 26: The New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers warm up on the field before their game at Heinz Field October 26, 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA

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Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers offense have been tough to watch through three weeks of the NFL regular season.

Roethlisberger’s arm appears to be cooked and he struggles to throw the ball downfield. The offensive line is a mess, and you know there are problems when rookie running back Najee Harris is your top receiver in a game.

The struggles have led to some people saying Roethlisberger needs to hang it up. But for Roethlisberger, a slow start is nothing new.

The future Hall of Fame quarterback discussed the team’s offense ahead of their Week 4 trip to Lambeau Field for a Sunday afternoon clash with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

“Traditionally, I’ve never really been a fast kind of start guy,” Roethlisberger said, via the team’s website. “My college coach, Coach (Terry) Hoeppner, used to say the same thing. He would say we have to get you started faster in practices and games. I need to start faster.

“I know the coaches are doing a great job of scripting things, whether it’s screens or getting the ball out. Plays you really like. As an offense we need to start faster, but it starts with me. I need to get better with that because that’s kind of the key to a successful day, starting fast.”

Pittsburgh currently sits at 1-2 on the season, so a win in Week 3 will be crucial to keep up with their division rivals. Whether Roethlisberger and the offense can get their groove back, however, remains to be seen.

Kickoff between the Steelers and Packers on Sunday, October 3, is set for 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX.

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