PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – The Ben Roethlisberger Show makes its grand debut, as the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback holds his first weekly appearance with Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan’s Vinnie & Cook.
Ben shares his thoughts on what went wrong in a season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans. “We weren’t consistently good enough,” he explains. “It was bad, but it wasn’t all bad. There were some good things we did on offense, but it wasn’t consistently good enough to get it done, and that’s what is frustrating.”
While the offensive line had its struggles, Ben explains why he still believes in that unit, and admits that he is proud of Kelvin Beachum, who stepped in for an injured Maurkice Pouncey.
“Steeler Nation needs to appreciate what it took and what he did,” he says of Beachum. “I haven’t taken one snap with him in practice. That guy has been playing tight end, guard, and tackle for the last two weeks, and in the heat of battle we ask him to come over from practicing tight end all week to becoming your starting center. You have to take your hat off to that guy.”
The last time the Steelers met the Cincinnati Bengals, Ben’s late interception led to Pittsburgh loss. Ben says he hasn’t forgotten. “You watch ESPN, and when they’re talking about the Monday night game they show me with my head down and I know exactly when that was. I have a lot of things to motivate me, and this game last year is one of them. I’m going to prepare to have my best game and do what I can to have my best game.”
Hear all of Ben’s thoughts by checking out the full interview below. Catch the Ben Roethlisberger Show every Tuesday at 11:00 am with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan!