…they say the New Year is a time for resolutions but it’s also a time for reflection over the good the bad and the ugly of the past year. Who knew that I and the entire Steelers Nation would reflect back some 18 years after hearing about Monday night possibly being the final time Big Ben quarterbacks the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. While he didn’t come out and say that he did say “all signs are pointing to this could be it”. If it is in fact the end of an era, 18 years will end the longest run for one quarterback with one NFL team. If that is the case, then next week Ben will have come full circle in the NFL. The Steelers final regular season game will be against the Baltimore Ravens where Big Ben played in his first NFL game when he replaced an injured Tommy Maddox back in 2004. Who knew Big Ben would be the team’s starter from that day forward? Talk about taking advantage of an opportunity. The rookie quarterback went undefeated at 13-0. His only loss was to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Heinz Field. The same team he beat earlier in the season when the Patriots came to Heinz Field undefeated. The following week he led the Steelers over another undefeated team at that time, the Philadelphia Eagles which I believe is an NFL first. What a career for the franchise quarterback and for Steeler fans that enjoyed 3 trips to the Super bowl winning 2 in that span. I can’t believe it’s almost over and at the time for reflection. Thanks Ben and Happy New Year!