Ben Roethlisberger Calls Out Teammates & Coaches After Loss to Cowboys (Video)
With a little less than 45 seconds remaining in Sunday’s matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger pulled off a fake spike for a touchdown, and everyone watching thought the game was over…
…Except the Cowboys, who marched down the field to take the lead right back in the waning seconds.
After the game, Roethlisberger was not happy about the way his teammates and coaches performed, so he blasted them to reporters in the locker room:
“We are undisciplined and not accountable,” Roethlisberger said from his locker. “That’s why (the Cowboys) are one of the best in the business and we’re not right now.”
When asked how the team got to that point, Roethlisberger said, “I don’t know. Is it players? Is it coaches? I don’t know, but we need to get there quick.”
This isn’t the first time this season Roethlisberger has included Steelers coaching in his assessments of the team. In October, Roethlisberger wondered aloud whether the Steelers’ physical practices contributed to a multitude of player injuries over the last two years.
“When you’re doing it over and over and the guy’s shoulders are getting sore and knees start getting sore and hips and hamstrings and quads and things, and then they reoccur, you’ve got to maybe take a look at what you’re doing,” Roethlisberger said. “We pride ourselves as the Pittsburgh Steelers being a physical football team, so it’s a fine line you have to walk.”