PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – The #1 Cochran Ben Roethlisberger Show features the Pittsburgh Steelers QB with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan!
After a close loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers are on the edge of the AFC playoff race. Ben says the team is approaching this week with a simple focus.
“The mindset is exactly what it’s been the last couple of weeks: let’s get one win,” he says. “It’s desperation, but it’s still staying focused and giving it everything we’ve got. There’s no reason to quit. We’re going to play until the final whistle no matter what.”
Roethlisberger weighs in on head coach Mike Tomlin’s sideline wandering in Baltimore, saying, “I don’t think it was intentional. I was watching the JumboTron too because that gives you better views. There are certain times during the game I would rather watch that because usually it’s an end-zone view and you can see things better. I know what he’s talking about when he says he gets caught up watching that.”
On Sunday, the Steelers will face the Miami Dolphins and former Steeler receiver Mike Wallace.
“I have talked to Mike,” Ben says of his former teammate. “He gets frustrated because he wants to make plays and he wants to help his team. Mike was a great teammate. I know that some of the fans and the perception was out there, and everyone’s entitled to their opinion. As a friend, he was a great guy. We miss him, not just as a playmaker, but also as a teammate and a friend.”
Roethlisberger also admits that the Steelers perhaps should have used the no-huddle offense earlier in the game against the Ravens, gives kudos to Emmanuel Sanders and Le’Veon Bell, and outlines his goals for the final quarter of the season.
For those thoughts, listen to the entire interview below: