Big Ben shoulders load of passing

Ben Roethlisberger may not have fully arrived as a complete quarterback, but he's certainly stepped on the welcome mat and is knocking at the door, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: January 26, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Joe Flacco's struggles in the Ravens' AFC Championship Game loss to the Steelers conjured up images of Ben Roethlisberger's rookie season in 2004. That flashback also illustrates how much Roethlisberger has grown as a quarterback.

Roethlisberger had one of the greatest rookie seasons ever in 2004, leading the Steelers to a 15-1 regular-season record and the AFC title game. But there is only so much a rookie quarterback can do. Roethlisberger struggled and the Steelers lost that game ...

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