Pittsburgh Steelers player Ben Roethlisberger launched a new pass which made everyone think that he is really back into the game. The team’s tight end Vance McDonald watched him launch a pass off his back foot and hit Diontae Johnson across the field as the second-year receiver ran through the end zone to the back pylon.
“Golly! He is really, he is really back. This is crazy and awesome to see”- McDonald bursts into happiness like a little kid while saying these lines.
One might be wondering what’s there so special about? Well, it’s the 38-year-old quarterback’s return from season-ending surgery to reattach three flexor tendons in his elbow. It’s not an understatement to say but everyone is hoping that Roethlisberger’s presence can — and will — dictate their season.
McDonald felt happy as they won’t have to struggle with the newcomers anymore. He said,. “There are things that you normally don’t have to focus on with Ben, such as camaraderie, what to expect here in communications and routes. It all changes.”
“Every quarterback has their different styles. With Ben back, obviously, it’s going to be the biggest point of emphasis for our offense moving forward this season. I’m not afraid to say as he goes, we all go”- McDonald added.
In the first three training camp practices, Roethlisberger looked much organized, and his passes were smooth. On Wednesday, Roethlisberger led the team in a two-minute drill, driving 57 yards for a touchdown.
In another team period that stressed a hurry-up offense, Ben Roethlisberger completed all of his passes, including a 3-yard touchdown strike also. Earlier, he also converted a third-and-10 with a pass to James Conner and a third-and-12 with another to Switzer.
Not to mention that Roethlisberger gives the Steelers almost two decades of amazing experience where he portrayed a new version of himself.
Here the player seems to be excited about his comeback. He says, “I’m not saying that I have 10 years left in me, but I definitely feel like I’ve got some really good years in me,” I still have a lot to give this team. I still have a lot to give to fans. I still want to win Lombardis. I say that with a plural on the end.”
Hopefully, he will prove himself again, for the fans and obviously, for himself!