30 Points Per Game Is Steelers’ Offensive Goal in 2015
Comments made by Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger earlier today were taken as being somewhat cocky and “offensive” to the rest of the AFC North according to NFL Network.
“We want to start fast and we want to be able to put 30 points on the board in every game,” Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette. “That’s what our offensive coordinator set out for us, that’s what we’re going to try to do”.
What else is he supposed to say? It sounds to me like a quarterback who has faith in his teammates and their abilities. Nothing cocky about it, and if the rest of the AFC North or any other division takes offense to Roethlisberger comments..oh well.
The Steelers averaged 27.25 points per game during the 2014 regular season and Roethlisberger has high expectations for the current group.
“That group in front of me is as good as any in the league, and as good as any I’ve ever had. It’s great,” he said. “Then you look at outside receiver. Antonio Brown is as good as anybody in this league and arguably one of the greatest that I’ve played with. Just all around on offense, we have just a special group. It has a chance to be really good.
Not mention the league’s #2 leading rusher last season Le’Veon Bell, and emerging 2nd year wide receiver, Martavis Bryant.
“There are a lot of young guys, kind of the unknown other than AB. But they have as much potential and talent from top to bottom as we’ve had here in a long time. To me the sky is the limit for them.”
In 2014, Pittsburgh showcased one of the league’s best offenses with 6,577 total yards, second to the Saints. Roethlisberger produced 4,952 passing yards and 32 touchdowns in a career statistical year. Yet the Steelers ranked seventh in points per game and 19th in red zone efficiency at 51.7 percent. Haley remembered at least 10 trips to the red zone or close to it that yielded zero points.