The Steelers are not worried about stats right now they're more worried about the win-loss column this season. Ben Roethlisberger has been spreading the ball out on the field to try and get everyone involved in the offense. He connected with nine players against the Broncos this past Sunday. Steelers feel the wins are better than the stats. They just want a Lombardi Trophy when all is said and done. They want to bring number 7 to the City of Pittsburgh.
"You look at the win-loss column. Truthfully," said Roethlisberger on Wednesday morning. "At the end of the day, it doesn't matter who is getting the ball. It doesn't matter how many times they are running or throwing it. It doesn't matter who is getting their stats, it's just a matter of if the team is getting that one stat that is most important, and that is a win."
JuJu Smith-Schuster is currently on a contract year and has said it is all about winning games for his team rather then worry about his contract right now. At the end of the day, the Steelers are all about each other as brothers JuJu said.
"For us, it's not about keeping people happy, it's about winning games," said Smith-Schuster. "You win games, it goes a long way. If you win the Super Bowl, everyone gets paid at the end of the day."
"We are all for each other, all brothers. Like Ben says, stay calm, stay patient and when it comes your way, make a play. That is what we do. Everyone is making a play. Everyone is touching the ball. We just want to win games and be happy."
Smith-Schuster is just glad Ben Roethlisberger is back and healthy. Especially after how his last season played out for him. He says Ben is a very unselfish player, but very hard on himself because he wants to be perfect and improve his game even if this is his 17th year in the league.
"If he doesn't feel like he made a great enough throw, he is tough on himself," said Smith-Schuster. "That is his mentality. He wants everything to be great, perfect. Him working with the quarterbacks coach on how he can get better. This is what, Year 15 (actually 17) for Ben and you are talking about a Hall of Fame quarterback who still needs to improve on his game. It's really cool he is saying that. He is not selfish."
This is the right mindset to have in order to win a championship. In prior years with the Steelers we have seen players who are more worried about getting their catches rather than what is best for the team. We all saw how that played out in past seasons. This Steelers team feels much different than prior Steelers teams because they just want to win games and move onto the next. Hopefully this mindset can bring the Steelers their 7th Championship this season that we have all been waiting for so long to come to the City of Pittsburgh.