This year's Quarterback by Committee article sparked a few great questions from the readers, and that led to this article where I could share the answers. Sometimes the questions are so good, you have to share the responses to everyone as most anyone would be curious for the answer, and can stand to benefit from it in their drafts. That's how some of the best articles are born. A reader of the original QBBC article (Kevin Tabackman) posed a great question of whether it made sense to use Roethlisberger only at home and pair him with a different quarterback for a unique twist of QBBC. I actually loved this idea, so I was anxious to see what the answer would be.
First, there is the concern this year (and in recent years) about the unique performance patterns for Ben Roethlisberger. Our favorite Pittsburgh quarterback has a strange history of doing very well at home, while struggling on the road. This has morphed into the infamous "Home/Road Split" debate for Mr. Roethlisberger, but there can be no denying of what the numbers have shown. First, let's take a look at Roethlisberger's career numbers at home vs. the road, and then also since two significant changes have occurred during his Steeler career: