The Steelers quarterback admitted that his physical problems have influenced his level of play, but promised that he will not give up as leader of the Pittsburgh team.
PITTSBURGH – The quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger, accepts the blame for his team’s 1-3 start, but reiterated his confidence in the team that they can turn the season around.
“I need to be better,” he said Roethlisberger this Wednesday. “I need to fight through this and figure out how to make better decisions, how to execute better passes, how to be a better football player. That’s why I just said I won’t give up. I’m going to keep at it.
“I won’t give up on this season. No one in this building will. It’s still early and there’s still a lot of fighting going on in us.”
After Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, Roethlisberger He said he dropped his elbow on some passes, leading to inconsistent shipments and lost connections with his receivers.
But on Tuesday, the head coach Mike tomlin revealed that Roethlisberger he was dealing with a “hip issue.” The quarterback said it happened during the game and affected his performance, but he hopes to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
“She is quite sore,” she offered Roethlisberger. “If I showed you the picture, your stomach wouldn’t feel very good. It’s a little black and purple.
“… As a quarterback, there’s so much going into your lower body. People probably think that as a quarterback or pitcher, it’s ‘How’s your arm doing?’ Your arm, honestly, is a small part compared to the whole package. It’s the torso. It’s the lower part of the body. I have to find ways to improve with the lower part of my body. Back and watching some videos, sometimes, many of the passes that I failed, I failed because the part my lower body was out of sync. “
The hip problem was the second game injury he has suffered Roethlisberger in the last couple of weeks, along with a problem in the left pectoral in front of Las vegas raiders, but downplayed concerns about his health.
“We are all dealing with it,” he said. “We all have injuries. It is a violent game.”
Over four games, Roethlisberger he has thrown four touchdown passes and four interceptions with a 64.1 completion percentage. His QBR is just 36.3.
But, as his coach said Tuesday, Roethlisberger He stated that the problems that contribute to his bumpy performance can be fixed.
“I know I can play better,” he concluded. Roethlisberger. “I believe in myself. I know that no matter what happens, I’m going to fight hard to win, and if it’s the way I need to lead now, showing these guys that I’ll do everything to win a game, it’s what I’ll keep doing. “.