Joann Baney is the owner of Professional Development Company, Inc., a New York-based firm that helps clients improve their public speaking and presentation skills. Outside her professional life, Joann Baney is an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Ben Roethlisberger has often been described as a rugged quarterback, garnering a reputation for taking big hits in the pocket while still being able to make big plays. Entering his 13th season, however, the Steelers would prefer Roethlisberger take less chances and preserve his health.
Measuring in at 6-foot-5-inches and a robust 240 pounds, Roethlisberger is a challenge to sack. That size has afforded him the opportunity to make plays that other quarterbacks simply can’t make, because he can often shrug off the initial hit by a defensive end or linebacker, requiring a second defender to bring him down.
Roethlisberger says he won’t change his style, but he has missed 21 games throughout his career due to injury. Given that Roethlisberger has more years behind his career than in front, the Steelers have expressed that they would like him to play with a little more caution this year, especially in light of the team’s Super Bowl aspirations.
With arguably the best receiver in the league, Antonio Brown, and a high-powered offense, the Steelers could make a deep playoff run in 2016, but it all depends on Roethlisberger staying healthy.