Steelers News: Ben Roethlisberger's Daughter Helped Him Learn New Offense
The Pittsburgh Steelers started the 2020 NFL season looking like Super Bowl contenders. However, after amassing an 11-0 record, the team lost four of its last five regular season games and was bounced from the first round of the playoffs. Needless to say, a lot of changes were made over the offseason, including promoting Matt Canada as the new offensive coordinator.
With a lot of new terms and phrases to remember ahead of the 2021 NFL season, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger sought out help from someone to help him with the memorization: his daughter, Baylee.
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Baylee created flashcards and quizzes to help Roethlisberger become more familiar with the offense's new terms. Even though it's been challenging to remember new names for old players, the veteran gunslinger seems to accept the challenge.
"There have been some quizzes at home. It’s become as much of a mental offseason as it has physical in terms of learning new things. If you talk about the percentage of new, the run game formations, everything, it’s a high percentage of new. It’s a challenge."- Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers QB
At the age of 39, the 2021 NFL season will be Roethlisberger's 17th as the Steelers starting QB. He'll be coming off of a year that saw him throw for 3,803 passing yards and 33 touchdowns to 10 interceptions.
Fortunately for Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger doesn't look his age just yet as showed up to training camp this week in what could be the best shape of his career. Only time will tell if that translates to on-field results.
Roethlisberger and the Steelers have a lot of work to do to convince their doubters that they can be Super Bowl contenders this season. Pittsburgh is currently tied for the 19th-best odds at +4400 to win Super Bowl 56, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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