Formerly known for his ability to lead the Steelers back from deficits to victories, the crunch-time pick is becoming the norm for Big Ben. Last night, trailing by two scores and time winding down, the interception on third and two, while already in field goal rangewas a huge blunder. If there was ever time for a run-play in that game, that was it. Even no-gain at least gets you a chance to tie on the next possession.
Shooting himself in the foot seems to have become standard operating procedure for Big Ben. It's almost like he's trying to get Haley fired (not that Haley needs any help) by making dunderhead plays. Going back to the end of last season, when the Steelers faded at season's end, Ben has failed in crunch-time to produce the comeback victories he'd become well known for earlier in his career. Instead, you almost expect him to throw a game-ending pick. Or is he picking (subconsciously) a game-ending throw?