“We just pause and we’re appreciative of of seven in his body of work, and it had and had an awesome opportunity to kind of share in this moment with him,
and he shared some words with his teammates and just a beautiful thing.”
Good evening, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the NFL record last night with a win over the Cleveland Browns, he’s the first coach to go 15 straight years without a losing season
to begin a coaching career.
But the night wasn’t necessarily about him, and he knew that it was about his quarterback spin under center for all 15 of those winning seasons under Tomlin.
We’re talking about Big Ben Roethlisberger, who pre game may have just played his last game inside of Heinz Field.
As a Pittsburgh Steelers last night wasn’t particularly sharp. He threw for a buck, 74, with a touchdown and a pick, but Najee Harris was picking up the slack.
He was over 180 yards on the ground with the score in the 2614 win, even though Big Ben is now the shell of his former self, the one that we saw racking up highlight after highlight at
this stage in his career.
Those days are, well, pretty much gone, but you’d be hard pressed to find a more transcendent quarterback in NFL history, the combo of size, speed and elusiveness in the pocket.
The ability to extend plays on one another. It was unmatched.
And after the game, Ben soaked up every moment that he knows might just be his last in the Steel City.
“I didn’t think I was going back out and then, you know, anybody in football will tell you when you’re on offense that that’s the best player in football, the best formation, the best,
And so to go out there and take a knee made it probably even more emotional and more real. And yeah, it wasn’t. It wasn’t pretty. But like I said out on the field,
I think that’s kind of been fueling. That’s been my style. Not pretty, but finding a way to win.
And I guess 92 wins here at Heinz Field. And that’s just that’s what it’s always been about for me is winning football games. And this is one more and it’s very special.”