Ben Roethlisberger wants Pittsburgh Steelers fans to show better respect toward quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
In a recent episode of his podcast, Big Ben expressed his support for Trubisky while stating it was grossly unfair for fans to boo the quarterback in last Sunday’s 17-14 Steelers loss at home to the New England Patriots.
Via Mark Kaboly of The Athletic:
“I don’t think it is fair that it happened to Mitch (getting booed on Sunday) because I wouldn’t blame Mitch for the performance. I don’t think that he deserved the fans getting on him (Sunday). I hate it for Mitch because I don’t think it’s fair.”
Trubisky was 21-of-33 for 168 passing yards, a touchdown, and an interception in a 17-14 loss to the New England Patriots. The fan base could be heard not only booing him, but chanting for Kenny Pickett to come into the game.
Big Ben implored fans to “give the man a chance” before turning on Trubisky. He e also urged his old team to take a less conservative approach on offense.
“Go down the field. Take some shots down the field,” Roethlisberger said. “Whether that’s the play-calling, whether that’s Mitchell not throwing if it was called, I don’t know. But I just kept sitting there like, ‘Come on. You’ve got to back a defense up.’ … Every once in a while, take one shot. We are missing the explosive plays right now.”
The Steelers have just a few more days to figure out what went wrong as they will face the Browns on Thursday night on the road.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.