Former Steeler says his teammate now has a better understanding than Ben Roethlisberger did
This week Zach Mettenberger started his first NFL game, and his first half was pretty bad, but he came into his own in the second half getting points on the board. His wide receiver knows a thing or two about good quarterbacks because he played with Big Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh. A matter of fact, Nate Washington was asked about Mettenberger and Roethlisberger, and the answer might shock you.
“I will comment and say that I don’t think Ben coming in is the same as Zach Mettenberger. At this stage he’s at now, I think Zach understands the NFL a little more than maybe Ben did at that time, but the thing that Ben had at that time that was maybe a little more beneficial was he had an outstanding running game,” Washington said, via Terry McCormick of 247Sports.com. “He had that run game and everything that he had to do was built off our run game, whether it was play action, or whatever else it was, it gave Ben an opportunity to go out and be adjustable to whatever the game was, whereas Zach we’re kind of throwing him out there and saying, ‘We know you’re capable of showing your arm and your ability.’ That’s the leeway I think they’re kind of giving him.”
Remember Steelers fans, this is the guy that was worried about his selfie before the game. Big Ben never worried about those things…