PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – A battered and sore Ben Roethlisberger joins Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan for this week’s edition of the #1 Cochran Ben Roethlisberger Show.
Roethlisberger is not pleased to see the momentum from their two-game winning streak slip away in a 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
“We knew we dug ourselves a hole, and we were starting to make our way out it,” he says. “Then some dirt started to come back down on us. It’s frustrating because we wanted to stack some wins and get this ship turned around. Not saying we still can’t.”
Steelers receiver Antonio Brown dropped two balls, one that would have converted a third-and-long and another that was intercepted. Ben reveals that he had a talk with Brown after the game.
“I know that he gets frustrated a lot on the sideline, and that’s fine,” Ben says of Brown. “But, I said if you’re going to get frustrated and upset, you need to make the big plays when we need you to. I’m going to hold you to a higher standard because we expect you to, and we’ve seen you make those plays before.”
Injuries to David DeCastro, Ramon Foster, and Guy Whimper hampered the Steelers’ offensive line’s efforts. They also left Ben scratching his head.
“It seems like our offensive line gets hurt more than any other team’s, and I don’t know why,” he says. “It’s just freaky, crazy things. Is it bad luck? Seems like it happens all the time. I’ll go in tomorrow and find out who’s healthy enough to go this week and move on from there.”
Ben also weighs in on the state of the Steelers’ running game, reveals whether the time difference was a factor in the loss to Oakland, and tells why he thinks Tom Brady is the best quarterback in the NFL. For those thoughts, listen to the entire interview below!
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