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Steelers wideout Ryan Switzer blown away by Ben Roethlisberger

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a disappointing 2019 season that saw them fall short of reaching the playoffs. A significant part of that was the absence of star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who missed nearly the entire year due to an elbow injury.

However, Roethlisberger has continued to make progress this offseason in his recovery from surgery. Wide receiver Ryan Switzer recently boasted about his teammate’s improvement as he hasn’t seen any restraints in his throwing ability, according to Mark Kaboly of The Athletic.

 

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“Man, he let it rip,” Switzer said. “There was no restraint, no hesitancy, he was just out there. He has been throwing like that for a while and, in my opinion at least, getting out there on that field for the first time and throwing full-speed routes was refreshing. The control factor was taken out of it. He was out there and he was throwing. Did some off-schedule stuff. No restraints. He threw everything — across his body. Everything.”

That is a promising sign for the Steelers as Roethlisberger stays on the right path toward being healthy and ready to go for the 2020 season. Despite that encouraging progress, Pittsburgh will likely continue to take the precautionary route with their star quarterback.

 

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The team is banking much of their success on him next season to help lift their offense forward after a difficult and disappointing 2019 campaign. These next few months will be crucial to see if he will be ready to go for his comeback season.

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