Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger slams Thursday NFL games

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger slams Thursday NFL games

Taking the under once again is our recommended play for the game.

Practicing fully on Tuesday for the Steelers were quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), cornerback William Gay (not injury related), wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (not injury related), and guard Ramon Foster (not injury related).

"Yeah, it's miserable, it's bad, they need to get rid of this game I think", Roethlisberger said of Thursday play, via 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh.

That's why the quality of play has been so poor on Thursday nights this season. However, Thursday Night Football generates $450 million per year, which is roughly $14 million per team.

"It's miserable", Roethlisberger told The Fan.

Pittsburgh may have a 7-2 record but there is still something not quite clicking, clearly illustrated by a scruffy 20-17 victory last weekend over a feeble Indianapolis outfit which required a Chris Boswell field goal as time expired to get them over the line.

Then throw in a short week, when players are getting just three days to not only rest their battered bodies but also prepare their minds for a new game plan, and it's very tough. It's so tough on guys. "You're beat up, you're banged up".

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The Steelers play the Titans at Heinz Field this Thursday.

"Both teams are going through it, so I'm not just speaking on ours", Roethlisberger said. You still are dealing with bumps and bruises and things continue to build up throughout the season. "But we've got to do what the league says". Still, the league should shut these games down, especially if it wants anyone to take it seriously about player safety.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota and productive tight end Delanie Walker have both shown their toughness lately playing through injuries so while progress has been far from smooth, this is a team starting to develop a winning habit in what looks like being a fascinating divisional battle down the stretch with Jacksonville.

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