Ben Roethlisberger Show: Tomlin Dictated Tempo Against Lions
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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – The #1 Cochran Ben Roethlisberger Show features an in-studio visit from the Steelers’ quarterback himself!
Ben breaks down Pittsburgh’s 37-27 win over the Detroit Lions with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.
Roethlisberger notes how the no-huddle set the tone for the Steelers’ offense, but also reveals that head coach Mike Tomlin wanted to keep the no-huddle going after Pittsburgh reclaimed a fourth-quarter lead.
“(Tomlin) came right up to me on the sideline right after that and said, ‘When we get the ball back, I’m not sitting on it. You’re staying in no-huddle. I’m not going to play not to lose. We’re staying in this mode,'” Roethlisberger said. “I have to give him a lot of credit for that.”
Ben also admits that this game was bigger than normal for him due to a tumultuous week of reports and rumors.
“I wanted this game, with all the stuff, the reports,” he said. “I’ve been telling you guys, that I’m not quitting. And that was my goal was to go out and play the best I could play and be the best quarterback I could be and to lead this team to victory. It felt good to play a pretty good game and to get a win.”
Was Roethlisberger upset by the reports from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport?
“Early on, yeah,” he said. “Now, it’s like, who cares? It’s almost like a soap opera. What’s about to come out next? What’s about to come out of his mouth next? It’s going to be interesting.”
Ben also describes how the Steelers no-huddle worked against Detroit, and looks ahead to Sunday’s trip to Cleveland. For those thoughts, listen to the entire interview below!
The #1 Cochran Ben Roethlisberger Show airs Tuesdays at 11 a.m. with Vinnie & Cook exclusively on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan!