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Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger Wants More Two-Point Conversions in 2016

Will 2016 become known as the season of two-point conversions for the Pittsburgh Steelers? The answer to that question may depend on whether or not starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has his way. In a recent conversation with reporters ahead of Tuesday’s minicamp, the quarterback revealed that he would like the team to attempt a two-point conversion after every touchdown in the upcoming season. “I think we should go for it every time,” said Roethlisberger. “Why not? If we do it every day and we’re 50 percent – I mean, if you don’t make the first one, make the second one -- and there’s your 14 points. So, why not give it a shot?” Are you ready to watch the Steelers take down their next opponent in person? Secure your Pittsburgh Steelers season ticket rights and Steelers parking pass today with a quality Pittsburgh Steelers SBL from PSL Source!

Big Ben’s proposal isn’t as far-fetched as it might sound. Pittsburgh led the league in two-point conversion attempts and scores last year (11 and 8, respectively), so if there’s one team that could go for two after every single touchdown, it’s probably the Steelers. It’s also worth pointing out that the league recently adopted a rule change that moved extra-point attempts back to the 15-yard line, so extra points are no longer as much of a sure thing as they used to be. And last but not least, Roethlisberger also revealed that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was the person who originally raised the idea with him, so this isn’t just an off-the-cuff comment from a quarterback heading into practice. Of course, the Steelers might not be as successful with their two-point conversion attempts if the opposing team anticipates that the play will be made, or if there are other factors that might make a two-point attempt less favorable -- something that Roethlisberger seemed to acknowledge when he clarified his initial statement. “I think a lot depends on the team we’re playing. What kind of team are they? Where are we?” said Roethlisberger. “The environment, the elements – things like that. [But] I wouldn’t be surprised if we go for it even more than we did last year.” The Pittsburgh Steelers play their first 2016 preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field on August 12. Make sure you always have access to tickets for every Steelers game at Heinz Field with help from the NFL seat license experts at PSL Source. Reserve your perfect seat at Heinz Field today with a discount Pittsburgh Steelers SBL!