Ravens CB Says He Could Hear Ben Roethlisberger Tell WRs All The Plays During Games (VIDEO)
Not having any fans at games last season made for some interesting things athletes had to deal with for the first time in their playing careers.
When it comes to playing defense in the NFL, you are always looking for any type of advantage to stop an offense from scoring. Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey found a new way to get some intel from the quieter stadiums because of limited attendance with COVID-19 last season.
Humphrey told Adam Lefkoe of Bleacher Report that he could hear Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger calling out plays to his wide receivers.
“The craziest thing about this year, we played with no fans and we played the Steelers,” Humphrey said. “I heard Big Ben say something to the wide receivers. I’m listening and I’m like, ‘Did he just tell him the play? Did he just tell him the route he’s about to run? And he does it again like the next play.
“I’m just like I couldn’t believe it. I don’t know if they were in hurry up and that’s how they’d always done it or what, but he was just verbally telling them. I was like, ‘Crap, I think I should be able to cover this route.’ And that happened a few times in a game.”
Whatever the case may be, it did not help the Ravens at all since the Steelers defeated them twice in 2020.
Humphrey couldn’t take full advantage of hearing Big Ben, because the QB did not throw the ball to his side of the field during those plays.
“That happened a few times in the game,” Humphrey said. “He didn’t throw it to me when he told them. But I couldn’t believe that’s what happened.”