What does he expect from LeBeau's defense on Thursday night?
Patriots fans have to feel good (and Steelers fans, quite bad) about Roethlisberger going out of his way to rant about Thursday night games on Monday. I know the players voted on it, even though we were the only team to unanimously vote against the CBA. 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. Roethlisberger said anyone new to the offense is comfortable with the signals and play-calling in the no-huddle, and it might provide them some familiarity in a short week.
"It's bad. They need to get rid of this game, I think". It's so tough on guys.
The Steelers play the Titans at Heinz Field this Thursday. Both teams are going through it, so I'm not just speaking on ours. Obviously a team with a losing record isn't going to challenge you much so it's safe to say that the Steelers are looking ahead each Sunday to keep themselves focused on the goal. You're still dealing with bumps and bruises and things continue to build up throughout the season...
Most football players agree with Big Ben. "But we've got to do what the league says".
Ben Roethlisberger Already Ripping 'Thursday Night Football' Ahead Of Matchup With Titans
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin voiced his dislike for Thursday night games last week after several Seattle players, including star cornerback Richard Sherman, were injured in a 22-16 win over the Cardinals.
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.
The game between the Steelers and Titans will have huge implications for the Patriots, who remain deadlocked with Pittsburgh for the AFC's top seed at 7-2.
This has all the hallmarks of a really competitive affair but I doubt it will be high scoring in what should develop into a chilly slugfest between two physical outfits so investing on under 43.5 total points at even money is a sensible option to take. More and more players are voicing their displeasure.
The Titans will release one final injury report on Wednesday before flying to Pittsburgh later in the day.