Ben publicly took the blame for the loss due to that interception. But frankly, I don’t see how you can expect him to have a “perfect game”, nobody does. Unfortunately, the recent games have been very close and any mistake was magnified. The Facts are: There is no running game. The OL is replete with back ups and people playing out of position. The secondary is in even worse shape and allowed the Cowboys to come back. The biggest mistake in the Cowboy game was Brown’s fumble on the punt return. The Steelers might have been able to close it out right there if he held onto the ball. Finally, some of the calls (and non-calls) by Tomlin this year have been questionable.
Ben is about the last person I would blame for the Steelers situation right now. I also don’t think Haley’s play calling is a significant negative either, although I have scratched my head on some of the plays and could understand if Ben was upset. I think they should have gone to the no-huddle earlier and often. The injuries are the biggest issues right now. This weekend’s game is a must win. No excuses, they have to get it done against the Bengals.