The week has barely started and Ben Roethlisberger is already setting the stage for a Thursday night disappointment. Now looking ahead to his own Thursday night game, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wants the National Football League to get rid of these mid-week contests.
"It's miserable", Roethlisberger told The Fan.
"Yeah, it's miserable. It's awful".
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Just like the Steelers, they have made winning games look hard but head coach Mike Mullarkey has described his players as "resilient" and a touchdown from DeMarco Murray - his third of the game - just about sealed the deal against the Bengals. It's so tough on guys, you're beat up, you're banged up.
Sportsbook US players who bet on last season's action will recall that the Pittsburgh Steelers came within a game of competing for Super Bowl glory. Both teams are going through it, so I'm not just speaking on ours. He enters Week 11 with a sore ankle and shoulder but is expected to play Thursday night against the Steelers.
"You've got to let your body recover a little bit", Roethlisberger said. You still are dealing with bumps and bruises and things continue to build up throughout the season. When you go on such a short week, man, it's just not good.
With more players jumping onto the wagon of disapproval, the National Football League could begin to take a closer look at the situation and may consider some alterations to schedules to meet these rising concerns. It's a tough thing to do. "Rather than install a bunch of new plays, you go with what you know and have been doing for a long time".
They are 7-0 over the past two seasons in games decided by four points or fewer and a seven-point start on the spread in Pennsylvania looks attractive with another close encounter very much on the cards.
Roethlisberger threw two second-half touchdown passes to erase a 14-point deficit and then hooked up with Antonio Brown on a 32-yard completion with 35 seconds left to set up Chris Boswell's 33-yard field goal as time expired for a 20-17 victory at Indianapolis. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is the latest to voice his disdain for the situation. It's not that he's wrong, it's that he's focused too much on the problems with the game instead of just accepting that he needs to deal with something that's really beyond his control as an individual player.