Roethlisberger ‘Disappointed’ in AB

As was reported here, Antonio Brown was very upset that Ben Roethlisberger missed him on a passing play early in the second quarter.

Roethlisberger defended his receiver on Sunday calling him a ‘competitor’ and saying that Brown was a playmaker who just wanted to help his team win. He had a different tone today when he joined the Cook and Poni show on 93.7 the fan for his weekly radio show.

“I was disappointed because it’s not like I intentionally missed him, it’s not like I intentionally didn’t throw it to him,” Roethlisberger said. “I was doing what my reads tell me to do, I don’t even want to say I made a mistake, because I was reading the side I was supposed to read. It’s just unfortunate that it happened, and it’s unfortunate that he acted and reacted that way.”

Roethlisberger said he wished the Brown would have came directly to him instead of having a ‘tantrum’ because it would’ve went a lot further with him.

With great receivers (even bad receivers) comes drama. All of the great ones want the ball. They want it every play. Keyshawn Johnson was far from great, but he once wrote a book ‘Throw me the Damn Ball‘. Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Andre Rison, Plaxico Burress, and even Hines Ward couldn’t always stay out of the drama.

It could be worse. Look at Odell Beckham Jr in New York. Every week it is something different. Amazing player, but his attitude and antics may be getting the best of his coaches, teammates and the fans. The difference is that they’re 0-4 and he’s on a little higher level of outlandish then Brown.

Mike Tomlin
was asked about it at his press conference today and said that he wouldn’t spend much time talking to Brown about it.

“This isn’t his first rodeo,” Tomlin said. “Be a professional.”

Brown will have a tough matchup on Sunday against Jaguars corner Jalen Ramsey. Let’s hope that Brown will harness his frustration and use it in a positive way.

The only stat that matters is the W.

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