According to Ben Roethlisberger, the players' lack of playoff success in recent years is due to them being "coddled at a young age."

Ben Roethlisberger, the 18-year veteran quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers and likely future Hall of Famer, announced his retirement earlier this offseason.

Roethlisberger has some remarks as the steelers prepares to play without him for the first time since the early 2000s.

Given how the Steelers adjusted their offence around him even when he was obviously in decline and eventually sub-replacement-level as a player during his last seasons, Roethlisberger's claim that today's players are coddled—but he wasn't—seems very rich.

Big Ben is the nick name of  Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr.

is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He played college football at Miami and was selected by the Steelers in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

In addition to being chosen for his first Pro Bowl in 2007, Roethlisberger won the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2004.

He won the Super Bowl in 2006, being NFL history's youngest quarterback.

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