Predictably, much of the media coverage surrounding Super Bowl XLV has focused on the quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger. Each gets it done, but as Solomon Wilcots hit on yesterday — in very different ways.
One of the dominating storylines this week has been whether Roethlisberger, aiming to be the fifth quarterback to capture his third Super Bowl ring, should be considered an elite quarterback. Saints QB Drew Brees, just a year removed from being in the same spotlight, told NFL Network that Roethlisberger probably doesn’t get the credit he deserves.
“Ben doesn’t have many of those games where he’s throwing the ball more than 30 times, where he’s throwing for 300-plus yards, he just does the little things like converting that critical third down by scrambling outside the pocket and running for it or making that big play when they really need it by avoiding pressure and delivering the ball accurately down field,” Brees said.
“He just does some of the little things that most people don’t give him credit for, just because so much of the attention goes to the running game and the defense.”
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