Good Tuesday to you Steelers’ fans.
Finally… I know when I type that, it feels pretty good. Therefore I can only imagine what Ben Roethlisberger must have felt like when he finally got to start throwing the ball to his teammates. The last time he did that was September when the pain became too much and the results of every throw left him knowing something wasn’t right. Now following surgery to the troublesome elbow, Big Ben has started slinging it. There isn’t a ton of video evidence but he’s never exactly been a guy who was going to share much whether he was healthy or not. The video, which you’ve likely seen already shows him finally throwing the ball pain free to JuJu Smith-Schuster who was among a number of Steelers spending time with number seven. I’ll get to one of those guys in a second but let’s enjoy this moment for what it is and take it no further. It’s a step. It’s the beginning of a long return. It’s the start of what all of us hope is a triumphant march back to our rightful place at the top of the AFC North.
It’s no secret that Roethlisberger and Wide Receiver/Returner Ryan Switzer are good friends. They were spotted together at a West Virginia basketball game this winter and both have spoken fondly of each other. The problem with this relationship is that Switzer doesn’t exactly have a place on this roster. He’s going to be at Training Camp – I can tell you that right now – because his contract is very team friendly. He is an above average guy in the locker room and is a consummate pro on the field. The problem is that he is not a threat in any way for opposing defenses. He goes down on first contact and is not nearly fast or quick enough to make guys miss regularly. With JuJu, Diontae Johnson, James Washington and Chase Claypool already ahead of him in my opinion, his best shot is to make the team as a fifth wide receiver but that’s no guarantee. What cannot happen is Switzer being kept ahead of a more deserving player. It’s happened before…
Tweet of the Day… See it for yourself.
— BigBen7.com (@_BigBen7) May 18, 2020
Among the guys working out with Ben Roethlisberger is James Conner and you all know the issue there. When healthy, he’s a tremendous player. When not, he isn’t available. It seems apparent to him that being in tip-top shape is vital and his recent social media posts confirm this. He looks to me to be in the best shape I can recall seeing him so I get the feeling he understands just how big this upcoming season is.
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