Originally Posted by StainlessStill
When you speak of "magic" then by "magic", does it have to be at every drive and everytime we get the ball to close the game? We are simply asking TOO MUCH of Roethlisberger in these types of scenario's stacking ontop of each other.
Dating back to last season in the Denver WC fiasco, Ben has shown his magic, giving the defense the lead when needed. He did it last week & has done it in every loss this season. The defensive breakdowns and allowing 80+ yard drives is killing the "magic" expectation.
Ben has been magic when it counts, he's just been asked to do it AGAIN and AGAIN. The defense NEEDS to hold somebody, PERIOD.
I agree, I blame the defense for every loss we have, and Ben has put us in position to win the game. The defense doesn't stop anybody AT ALL. But as a QB sometimes you have to win the game not just set it up for the defense to win it. Ben has put us in position many times over this season and last, and many of those times the defense failed, but when Ben has had a chance to make the FINAL drive with the game on the line, he's failed. That's what I mean by the magic. Is it asking too much? Probably, the defense just flat sucks, but whether it's asking too much or not, he used to do it.