Former Pittsburgh Steelers Four Shooting back Ben Roslisberger had some criticism for rookie Kenny Pickett.
It’s hard to blame rookie Kenny Pickett’s pessimism.
Pittsburgh’s rookie quarterback is on arguably the worst offense in football. His development was largely hampered – offensive coordinator Matt Canada – and head coach Mike Tomlin refused to fire him.
But this is
Pickett is playing He was blunt in a later press conference, saying he and many of the Steelers’ young players needed to see more footage. Punishment will not be tolerated. It’s a mature performance from a young quarterback.
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Of course, Ben Roethlisberger didn’t notice that. Huge human pierogi/future Hall of Famer quarterback Roethlisberger has his own podcast, aptly titled Mixed Syllables, aka “Football Game with Ben Roethlisberger.”
On said pod, Big Ben called Pickett’s lack of enthusiasm as it relates to long-range offensive drives.
“I heard Kenny said in today’s press conference… when you have so many games at some point, You have to expect bad things to happen. I don’t know you need to expect bad things, Confident . You’re able to get the ball into the court, and now that’s just what we do in the end zone,” Roethlisberger pointed out.
But this is not where the advice ends. Pickett, if he’s smart, he won’t listen to anything other than the coaching staff and trusted allies.
“You have nothing to say about losing,” Roethlisberger muttered, surely the remains of a shredded paper towel nearby. “I threw the ball deep on the first, second and third hits. I let it go. It doesn’t have to be a seven-step drop, you can catch it and throw the ball on the field 10-12 yards.
I know Chris Hoke and Coach Cowher say run it, run it. I get it, but now you have to start doing it Something different.”
Except, this Not 2005. A great player like Roethlisberger could certainly use more discipline on his court and especially off the court.
Pickett has a lot more to lose, and considering the Steelers may re-draft their quarterback in 2023 Into the top 10.
Pittsburgh wants Pickett to be successful, and despite a rough couple of weeks, he’s showing flashes of light. Hopefully we’ll see some incremental improvements in Week 9 after his bye week.