Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger comfortable with being game manager

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2:09 p.m Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 Atlanta Falcons

Ben Roethlisberger is taking the label “game manager” in stride. The Pittsburgh Steelers veteran quarterback equates the term to his experiences on the hardwood.

“I played point guard in high school. All-American point guard, I’d like to say,” Roethlisberger said, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. “So I’m used to distributing the ball and getting us in the best play possible.”

The 14-year quarterback isn’t the player he once was but he doesn’t have to be. Pittsburgh possesses plenty of talent around him. The Steelers have arguably the best wide receiver and running back in the NFL with Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, combine with capable skill position players around the two perennial Pro Bowl players.

On the offensive end, the Steelers should continue to be a run-oriented team. That opens up the passing game for Brown and company to break loose.

Roethlisberger has 10 touchdowns and 9 interceptions, resulting in a 82.7 passer rating entering Week 10. His passer rating is his lowest since 2008. Yet, the reality is, as long as Big Ben’s protects the football and cuts down on mistakes the Steelers’ offense should be fine if they continue to play through Bell.

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