Roethlisberger Says Steelers Captains To Meet And Chat About 0-2 Start

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is one of the captains of the Steelers, and said today and he and his fellow captains will meet about the teams play the first two weeks of the season.

Roethlisberger said that there’s plenty to talk about, mostly with an offense that hasn’t played well in the first 120 minutes of 2013.

“It’s not a magic solution that we’re going to have a meeting and everything is going to be fixed after today,” Roethlisberger said.

“It’s more just about getting together and coming up with solutions, and things that we can bring to the team because that’s the thing we should do as leaders.”

The QB said that when it comes to the captains meeting – Ryan Clark, Brett Keisel, Maurkice Pouncey and himself, this is nothing more than just clearing the air, as they said they would do during the season.

“It’s not a panic type thing, it’s just a good time for us to get together and talk,” Roethlisberger said.

The Steelers offense has been stale for the first two games, scoring two offensive touchdowns and managing just one field goal.

They face another tough D on Sunday night when they host the 2-0 Chicago Bears, and Big Ben said Wednesday that most of the issues in his mind is down to doing the little things right.

“I think it’s more of an execution things,” Roethlisberger said. “I think everyone has the attitude, the mindset and the mentality that we have to get it done, I just don’t think we got it done, especially offensively.”

There’s been drops, bad throws, and the line has had issues opening holes for the running backs. It’s been a complete disaster for the most point for the Steelers and their fans on offense.

“You can look to a lot of different things, and point to a lot of different issues,” Roethlisberger said. “It’s early in the season and we need to get it turned around quick.”

It gets no quicker than Sunday night, as the Bears come to town confident after two wins against the Bengals and Vikings, and with an offense that seems to be clicking.

For the Steelers and their offense, they had better get ready to get a win, or at 0-3 the season could be over before the leaves turn.

“For us every game is, but I think a win would help heal some wounds,” Roethlisberger said. “For us it’s early in the season, and it’s a home game, and we feel like all home games are must wins.

“If we can get this one who knows what it could translate into.”

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