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Post-Game Reaction: Ben Roethlisberger

Posted by Teresa Varley on January 8, 2012 – 11:10 pm

QB Ben Roethlisberger

On not being able to put the ball in the end zone early
“It’s always disappointing. Offensively, you feel like you can do so much more, and you don’t do it. Give credit to their defense.”

On scoring the game-tying touchdown late in the fourth quarter
“You have a good feeling. But, they’re a good team. It’s hard to win when they beat you and you beat yourself.”

On not being able to score on the final drive of regulation
“We were moving it, and we had a shot. Someone got, it felt like a finger, on the ball and knocked it out. After that, you’re trying to throw a 70-yard Hail Mary, and that’s hard. It is what it is.”

On not being able to have a chance offensively in overtime
“Shock. It’s tough. I’m just really proud of the way a lot of guys played today. They stepped up.”

On seemingly not being affected by his injury in the final series
“Adreneline does some crazy things. You want to be there for your guys. You want to show them it’s about heart, and that’s what we did. We had a lot of guys do that today. It’s unfortunate that we came out on the wrong end.”

On his message to his offense in the locker room
“We feel like we really have great potential to be a really good offense. I told a lot of guys that. We can be great, we just have to put in the work in the offseason. A lot of that’s going to fall on me. We’re young. We have to try and stay healthy and see what happens.”

On his thoughts on Broncos QB Tim Tebow’s performance
“He played a good game. He made plays when he had to.”

On what he said to CB Ike Taylor
“That’s between him and I, but I told him I loved him.”

On losing momentum after his pass to WR Mike Wallace was reversed in the second quarter
“Well, it was a big play. A lot of frustrating things happened today, and that was definitely one of them.”

On backup RB Isaac Redman stepping up
“I grabbed him there at the end and told him how proud I was of him. He played a grown-man game. I’m so proud of the way he stepped up and carried the load. He did a good job, and I’m incredibly proud of him.”

On losing in the first round
“Any loss stings for me. This one’s no different. It is what it is. It’s hard to put it into words right now. It’s a frustrating thing.”


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15 Responses to “Post-Game Reaction: Ben Roethlisberger”

  1. By Douglas Cook on Jan 9, 2012 | Reply

    I love you guys and wish to thank you for another great, exciting year. Please get healthy, enjoy your time off, and know we true fans will cheer you on next season.

    Thanks and god bless,

    Pastor Douglas Cook

  2. By Steven on Jan 9, 2012 | Reply

    Amen Pastor Cook

  3. By Robert on Jan 9, 2012 | Reply

    I cant wait to see you guys do in 2012 . Enjoy your time off .
    god bless all !!

  4. By Sam on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    You guys gave me one heck of a thrill by coming back in the 4th quarter! Thanks for an exciting game. Like everyone else, I’m disappointed too. But rest up, get better and come back stronger next season!

  5. By SteelFan on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    You’re still the best! It’ll always be a five star match-up when the Steelers are in it. Next season my friend….believe it!

  6. By Gobble on Jan 13, 2012 | Reply

    My son and I were at the game in Denver–drove up from Southern NM. We wore the black and gold, waived the terrible towels, and we have never been more proud than Sunday. You guys played great. Thanks for all of your hard work.

  7. By coach Ingram on Jan 13, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for a good year.

  8. By coach Ingram on Jan 13, 2012 | Reply

    I have loved steelers football for 35 years , and I always will. Thanks guys ,football is not the same without you .

  9. By coach Ingram on Jan 13, 2012 | Reply

    best of luck next year.

  10. By Diane on Jan 14, 2012 | Reply

    You guys are still the greatest! Thanks for a fun season. STEELERS FOREVER!

  11. By Kelly on Jan 15, 2012 | Reply

    I have never been disappointed in the Steelers. They are a solid group of men. They will be back next year. I , for one cannot wait for the Steel curtain to rise again.

  12. By mike on Jan 15, 2012 | Reply

    can somebody tell me why Big Ben continues to wear and play with a glove on his throwing hand ??????????????

  13. By cerum on Jan 16, 2012 | Reply

    You are awesome Big Ben I named my son after you!!!!

  14. By Jeff on Jan 20, 2012 | Reply

    Disappointing to lose to the Broncos, not Tebow the Broncos, haha. But a lot of the team was injured, running back coach Kirby was in that incident. Nonetheless the Steelers are a great franchise and I won’t say negative stuff about the team but I’ll always back the Steelers up! Steeler Nation!

  15. By cassandra davis on Jan 21, 2012 | Reply

    I love you guys…. This has been my #1 team since 10 grade, its been 28 yrs. and i am so proud of all of you. I was so excited when you made it here to Texas, being among so many exciting fans it was great. Lets get ready for 2012 and kick some butts!!!!!! STEELERS FOR LIFE!

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