There's a time and place for humor, and this just is not it.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were absolutely ripped apart by the Jacksonville Jaguars at home this weekend, in one of their most embarrassing performances in recent memory. Making it much worse, Big Ben threw a whopping FIVE interceptions in the performance.
After the game, Ben was asked about his performance, and made his best attempt to make a joke about it...we think.
Roethlisberger said facetiously “maybe I don’t have it any more.” #steelers— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) October 8, 2017
They did note that he said it facetiously, meaning he was trying to make a coy joke. But, uh, OK, we'll say it: does he have it anymore?
Afterwards, Ben Roethlisberger said, "Maybe I don't have it anymore." Asked: What makes you say that? Says, "I'm not playing well enough." https://t.co/w1IcjgnYKY— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) October 8, 2017
Unfortunately, it's not the kind of joke that is going to go over well right now. The Steelers may still be 3-2, but after this horrendous performance, there is a lot of worry in Pittsburgh over this team. Big Ben has not looked himself (after contemplating retirement this offseason, reportedly), and him "not having it" is beginning to seem like less of a joke every week.
When Ben Roethlisberger is asked if doubt has crept in, says, "Nope... professional athletes shouldn't have doubt."— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) October 8, 2017
However, he can't be the only one blamed for this loss.
UPDATE: Roethlisberger throwing it 55 times against #1 Pass D.— Chris Nicolaou 閭 (@Cnic__) October 8, 2017
Bell: 15 rushing attempts against WORST IN NFL Rush D.
Maybe if Todd Haley actually called some normal plays and made a proper game plan, we'd wouldn't be in this position to begin with.
Haley doesn't have it either.