PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger joins Vinnie & Cook for a live exclusive interview on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.
Ben sheds some light on how the offense is coming together under new offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Roethlisberger says right now he doesn’t think fans will see a difference in the offense.
“You may see some fullback, you may see things like that, but I don’t think that’ s a big change, putting an extra guy in there to pound the ball,” he said.
He’s excited about his new young offensive linemen.
“The key is always staying healthy for every position, but especially our line. I felt that we always had a good group, but we didn’t – we just can’t seem to keep everybody healthy, but right now I think we’ve got eight or nine guys that are playing so well together and they’re meshing, they’re gelling.
“It doesn’t matter how you put them in, who you’re putting in different spots, it just seems like they’re making it work and to me, DeCastro’s playing great, Mike Adams is playing great, but Trai Essex and Ramone Foster are maybe having the best camp so far.”
Ben says it feels weird that he is the elder statesman of the offense, but says he enjoys watching the young guys grow and mature.
Ben misses having Mike Wallace in camp, but he knows Wallace will show up in shape and ready to go.
“Mike’s training hard. He’s training with his helmet on, just like he would be here, so he’s doing a lot of things.”
Ben also has a message to Steeler fans who think the offense won’t miss a bit without Wallace. He also reacts to Plaxico Burress possibly returning to Pittsburgh.
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