Timing was perfect for Steelers, Big Ben

Originally Published: June 8, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Some recent mailbag responses have provoked an interesting debate about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Darryl, an e-mailer, questioned my thoughts about Roethlisberger's benefiting by coming to a playoff-caliber team. "You and everyone else couldn't be more WRONG," Darryl said. "The Steelers had a losing season the year before Ben arrived and were headed in that direction again before Tommy Maddox got hurt and Ben was allowed to play."


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