Super Bowl Recap
Sports columnist, real football fans and fair weather fans all over the country talked about the Pittsburgh Steelers experience coming into the Super Bowl. People assumed that Ben Roethlisberger would play like a seasoned veteran and Aaron Rodgers would crack under the pressure. The assumption was that Rashard Mendenhall would hold onto the ball and the rookie James Starks would put the ball on the turf. Troy Polamalu was supposed to force turnovers while Clay Mathews was star struck.
This was not the case; it was the exact opposite. "Big" Ben looked like a rookie in way over his head. Rashard fumbled the ball. Troy was out of place and was a second late when the ball crossed the goal line. It was Rodgers who was the MVP of the Super Bowl. James Starks did not make mistakes and averaged almost 5 yards a carry. Clay Mathews forced a fumble. The Green Bay Packers outplayed the Steelers in every aspect of the game. If not for dropped passes the Packers win by a lot more and Rodgers throw for over 400 yards.
The analyst and fans that predicted the Steelers would win are hanging their hats on the fact that the Steelers were gracious in defeat. WOW! What were the post game expectations? Did the Steelers backers expect the AFC Champions to cry like a bunch of babies? Why are the Steelers getting credit for acting like professionals after the game? Pittsburgh was outplayed and acknowledged it, ugh ok. After the Pittsburgh faithful is done with finding a redeeming factor maybe they will focus on the fact that they lost. The so called best defense and experienced team were outplayed and beat.
Ben Roethlisberger not only was off throwing the ball, but he looked like a rookie with his reads. Jarrett Bush made Ben Roethlisberger look like a college freshman. Ben did not take advantage of Charles Woodson missing the second half with a shoulder injury. Roethlisberger blamed his should being hit on the Nick Collins interception, his shoulder was hit because he held the ball too long in his own end zone. Aaron Rodgers looked like he was playing in his third Super Bowl. His reads were precise, and his throws were accurate. The better team won the big game!