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Despite his struggles this season, #Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback #Ben Roethlisberger still believes that he’s still one of the best signal callers to ever play in the NFL. According to Timothy Rapp of Bleacher Report, quoting tweets by Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com, Roethlisberger maintained during his radio show that he hasn’t lost his confidence, one day after saying that “maybe I don't have it anymore” following a five-interception performance in their 30-9 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. In a separate tweet, Kinkhabwala said Roethlisberger even called himself a “gunfighter” and a “cowboy" and that he will bounce back in their next game against the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs.

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In five games this season, Roethlisberger has completed 61.5 percent of his throws for 1,269 yards, six touchdowns, and seven interceptions. On his radio program, Roethlisberger also addressed reports about his retirement, saying he’s not thinking about hanging up his cleats as of now and is focused on the season. Last season, the Steelers placed seventh in yards per game and 10th in terms of points per outing. This season, the Steelers have dropped to 17th in yards per outing and 15th in terms of points.

Coach backs Roethlisberger

Asked about Roethlisberger’s post-game comments, Steelers head coach #Mike Tomlin said his quarterback was just telling the truth about how he felt after their bitter loss to the Jaguars. Tomlin said Roethlisberger is an emotional guy whose confidence level is taking a hit right now with his on-field struggles.

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According to Tomlin, when he saw Roethlisberger on Monday, he looked like a guy determined to bounce back from his disappointing performance. Tomlin added that he’s not planning any change at quarterback despite Roethlisberger’s poor performance. “Here we sit today and he's our quarterback. So write what you will,” said Tomlin, per NFL.com.

Jaguars players: Roethlisberger looked tired, old

Some members of the Jaguars noticed that Roethlisberger looked tired and old during their Sunday’s showdown. Jaguars safety Barry Church, who tallied one pick-six against the Steelers, told Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Roethlisberger appeared “flustered.” Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson, for his part, said Roethlisberger looked old and tired. The 3-2 Steelers are hoping that Roethlisberger can regain his form when they take on the Chiefs Sunday.