Steelers’ Mike Tomlin: ‘I know Ben Roethlisberger’s level of confidence’

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin insists that Ben Roethlisberger’s confidence has not wavered.

“Ben [Roethlisberger] is a big-time competitor, emotional guy,” Tomlin said on Monday, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “He’s not afraid to tell you guys the truth. I know Ben. I know his level of confidence.”

Tomlin’s backing of Big Ben comes a couple days removed from when the quarterback half-heartedly wondered if he still had what it takes to play at a high level.

Whether Roethlisberger was being facetious or not, his play through five weeks have many thinking Father Time is knocking on his door, especially in the aftermath of a game in which he posted a career-worst 5 interceptions. On top of that, it doesn’t help matters that the quarterback constantly flirts with retirement.

Through 5 weeks the 14-year veteran’s compiled 6 touchdown passes and 7 interceptions resulting in a mediocre 75.8 passer rating. The Steelers need Roethlisberger to step up if the team to achieve their ultimate goals.

“You wake up Monday morning and you realize, ‘Man, I’m still one of the best in the world that do what I do,'” Roethlisberger said on 93.7 the Fan, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

Roethlisberger’s words are a good transformation from what he said last Sunday. Having confidence and believing in yourself are essential for success.

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