“Just solid, just a solid defense,” said Roethlisberger.
“Watching on film it doesn’t seem to be anything exotic.
“November and December football is when it all counts and matters.
You want to be playing your best football this time of year. “We need to be the best football team that we can be on the home, on the road, moving forward.” More from Ben: On Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and how his rookie season compares to Roethlisberger’s rookie season: “He’s been awesome.
From Teresa Varley at today: The Steelers are 4-4 at the midway point of the season and Ben Roethlisberger’s focus is not on what has happened, but instead looking forward to what is still to happen. We are excited for the second half of the football season.” The team has plenty of time to turn things around, and it begins this week with a tough task as the Dallas Cowboys come to Heinz Field with an impressive 7-1 record.
Everything we have done so far is behind us, good, bad, and indifferent.
You aren’t looking at exotic blitzes, looks and lineups. Big challenge for us.” Roethlisberger said he plans on being a full participant in practice this week as long as his body responds, and he is going to be needed as the second half of the season can be the most telling half.
“What a challenge this week is, one of, if not the best, teams in football coming to our place,” said Roethlisberger.
It’s fun to watch.” On at what point he felt like he earned the starting job his rookie year: “Boy, you know, I don’t even remember at what point Tommy (Maddox) was healthy to come back. But when you’re just kind of rolling and you’re not losing games, it’s really hard to kind of change that position, especially. He’s been doing it, Pro Bowl, like you said, at a high level.
But when you’re winning football games, it’s really hard to replace that one spot.” On if he would like to see more no-huddle this week: “Whatever the coaches call for. We’re putting together game plans to face a very good Cowboys’ defense. He made some plays down the middle of the field for us when they were taking away the outside, and that’s what we need and that’s what we expect from him.