Originally Posted by ZoneBlitzer
Why does Pittsburgh hate star QBs?
I don't know, but i'm getting tired of it. There's blame all over the damned place to go around.
When Bradshaw played here, he was scorned and vilified his entire career here (yes, even through the SB wins...).
It wasn't until well after this career was over, that he was really accepted as both a great player and a legend here.
Now, Ben, while not as hated as Bradshaw was, is put under the microscope for everything and every word he utters is twisted, turned, super-over-analzyed, and regurgitated into something that he either didn't say or didn't mean.
Then go right down the line. O'Donnell, Stewart, Brister, etc, etc, etc. All hated.
Pittsbugh should be happy they have such a great QB.
If you watch a media darling like a P. Manning, Brady or another, their offensive line lets those guys sit back there ALL day long to throw and they still throw more int's than Ben does.
Yes, he threw an INT to put the Bengals in great field position, but there's a hundred other things more wrong with this team than a QB mistake.