Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm
Chargers QB Philip Rivers (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. His head coach, Anthony Lynn, said that the team thinks he’ll play, but it’s “up to the doctors.” We should know on Saturday whether or not he’s cleared to play. Owners making a Thursday call between Marcus Mariota or Ben Roethlisberger versus Rivers, the safe play is to start Roethlisberger/Mariota.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:19pm
Martavis Bryant took to Instagram Sunday night, stating his case for more targets.
The original post was a video of Ben Roethlisberger overthrowing Antonio Brown on third and 1 with the words "What Type of throw is This?" written above. The caption goes on to criticize Ben Roethlisberger for forcing the ball to Brown rather than throwing to Bryant.
Seemingly provoked by a commenter who tagged Bryant and told him JuJu Smith-Schuster is better, Bryant responded (light edited for clarity):
"JuJu is no where near better than me, fool. All they need to do is give me what I want and y'all can have JuJu and whoever else."
That comment has since been deleted.
Bryant did back track a bit in another comment where he complimented Smith. Bryant caught just one ball for two yards in Week 7. NFL Network reported a week ago Bryant wanted a trade but Bryant denied asking to be dealt.
In order to get Eli Rogers playing time in the slot and JuJu Smith-Schuster on the outside, Steelers WR Martavis Bryant might get a bit of break this week, according to QB Ben Roethlisberger on his recent 93.7 The Fan radio spot.
Bryant has been a disappointment for fantasy owners this season, recording only one game of double-digit fantasy points—Week 2, when he caught 3-of-4 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown. In his other four games, he has totaled 12 catches, 113 yards, and 0 TDs. Bryant is currently ranked as our No. 40 WR in standard leagues and our No. 50 WR in PPR leagues in a great matchup versus the Chiefs, according to our aFPA metrics. It's a risk starting him with confidence this week, but with four teams on a bye, you might be forced to do so.
Roethlisberger’s pity party came to an end at some point between Sunday afternoon and his weekly appearance on “Cook and Poni” on 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday morning. Roethlisberger said “not at all” when he was asked about that comment and whether he’s lost confidence in himself.
“Bad day at the office. You get frustrated, you feel like you let your teammates down,” Roethlisberger said.
Roethlisberger said he found that it’s “not the worst game I’ve ever played” when watching the game on film and that he still feels like he’s “one of the best in the world” at playing quarterback.
Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:42pm
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Big Ben is back at home (where he thrives), but Jacksonville has been extremely stingy against the pass. This is shaping up to be a big Le’Veon Bell game.
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:29pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6:08pm
Friday, September 29, 2017, 6:52pm
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. No worries here, outside of a bad matchup in Baltimore and Roethlisberger’s historically poor splits in early games on the road.
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:53pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:17pm
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. It’s a rest day for Big Ben, so he should be fine to face Baltimore. In his last three regular season games in Baltimore, he has averaged 237 yards with 0.33 touchdowns and 1.33 interceptions. Not good.
Friday, September 22, 2017, 6:44pm
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:42pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7:42pm
The Steelers' 2017 season is officially underway, and Ben Roethlisberger reiterated on the second day of training camp what became one of the biggest storylines this spring: that the franchise quarterback is seriously considering retirement after the season, and that his wife supports the decision.
The one-word reason?
"Age," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette on Friday, adding, "It's just, it's 14 years; that's a long time. I think the average life expectancy in the NFL is three years, maybe 3.5 now.
"I've been blessed to do this a long time. I think it's just seeing my kids growing up, and in the offseason I love getting to spend time with them, and then I come here and football season just has to take up so much of your time. Even when you get home, I try my best to turn it off when I walk in the front door. I think I do a pretty good job of that, but it still consumes you in a way."
The story went on to sum things up nicely why it may not make sense for Big Ben to hang it up so soon: Roethlisberger, whose current contract runs through 2019, continues to play at a high level, and this Steelers offense could be the best of his career, one that includes three Super Bowl appearances and two Lombardi Trophies. Everyone one knows about Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant, but there's also the offensive line, perhaps one of the league's most underrated units.
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