Ben Roethlisberger won’t let his kid play football until fifth grade
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined the show to talk about his season and more. Here are some of his takes:
— Roethlisberger said he’d let his son play football, but he’d wait until fifth grade: “My only thing is I will not allow full contact until fifth grade. Thats when I played. These kids playing in first and second grade seems crazy to me.”
— Dan asked if he’s ever hidden a head injury: “Yeah, I have. Im sure everyone has. I think I did it a lot more when I was younger. With all this stuff coming out, it happens less frequently.”
— Dan asked if he could teach his style. “I think you could teach certain things. A lot of my play is just on instinct. People made a big deal about my pump fake against Carolina [in Week 3]. That wasnt a pump fake. I was going to throw it. I get a lot of credit for pump fakes. Sometimes Im intending on throwing it and at the last minute I catch something thats not good and I just hold on to the ball. It looks like a heckuva pump fake.”
— Big Ben said he thinks Peyton Manning would probably run the slowest 40 among quarterbacks. He said that he’d beat Tom Brady and even though he’s older he’d trip a guy to make sure he’s not last.