Ben Roethlisberger: It looked like Tom Brady ‘didn’t want to be out there’ in loss to Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger admitted that it used to be bizarre to see Tom Brady in Pittsburgh and now not be at the opposing sideline on Sunday. But that does not imply that the Steelers‘ long run Hall of Fame quarterback sought after to in fact face Brady.

Roethlisberger stated that he used to be completely content material looking at the Week 6 sport from a set. From Roethlisberger’s vantage level, it gave the impression that Brady additionally would have most well-liked to be up there with him. 

“Tom is the greatest. The Super Bowl rings show it,” Roethlisberger stated on the most recent version of his podcast. “[But] it looked like he didn’t want to be out there. Maybe it was the pressure and he was getting hit and whatever was going on.”

Sunday’s sport used to be now not one for Brady’s occupation spotlight reel. The seven-time Super Bowl champion finished lower than 50% of his throws in the primary part and hit on simply 60% of his passes for the sport. He used to be hit a large number of occasions whilst main the Buccaneers‘ offense to only one landing. 

“There’s no way he’s enjoying this,” Roethlisberger recalled pondering all through Sunday’s sport. “No way. … It just didn’t look fun for him.”

While Brady used to be obviously pissed off with himself and the Buccaneers’ offense, Roethlisberger thinks that the play of the Steelers’ protection had so much to do with Brady’s angst. Despite taking part in with out a number of key starters, Pittsburgh’s secondary pissed off Brady whilst containing his proficient receiving corps. 

“When a defense gets after you, sometimes, your anger and your disgust for things happen because the other team is affecting you,” Roethlisberger stated. “Not because it’s you. But yeah, it looked like a different Tom.” 

Brady, talking on his personal podcast, stated {that a} loss of execution is the primary explanation why Tampa Bay is 3-3 via six video games. That loss of execution has led to unforced mistakes, too many punts and a loss of luck in vital moments, akin to his incomplete go to Chris Godwin on Sunday when the Buccaneers have been attempting to tie up the rating. Pittsburgh in the end stopped the try, then proceeded to stay the ball for the sport’s closing 4 mins, 38 seconds. 

“I think there’s a lot of soul searching,” Brady stated of the 3-3 Bucs. “You’ve got to make the right improvements, improve the areas that allow you to win and, hopefully, learn from the losses.” 


As a ways as his former workforce is worried, Roethlisberger got here away inspired with the play of Mitch Trubisky, who completed off the sport after Kenny Pickett sustained a concussion. Trubisky fired the game-winning landing go sooner than changing on two third-and-long passes to Chase Claypool to ice Pittsburgh’s 20-18 win. 

“I thought Mitch played as well as I’ve maybe ever seen him play,” Roethlisberger stated whilst including that Trubisky’s maximum vital play used to be his restoration on a prime snap prior to his first third-down finishing touch to Claypool at the sport’s remaining pressure. 

“It’s basically just Mitch, the ball and the defender right on his heels,” Roethlisberger stated. “If [the Buccaneers] get the ball there, they’re going to win the game. He saved the game, saved the day.” 

Roethlisberger despatched well-wishes to Pickett, who threw his first occupation landing go on Sunday prior to maintaining his damage. Roethlisberger stated that he would not be stunned if the NFL steps in this week to make certain that Pickett will be sidelined for the Steelers’ Week 7 sport in Miami on Sunday night time, given the present local weather referring to concussions. 

“I’m glad that they took it serious and took all the right steps and precautions,” Roethlisberger stated referring to Pickett and the damage. “I always tell people, the brain literally is the only thing in your body you can’t get a new one of. … You’ve got to take it serious.” 

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