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Roethlisberger Responds With Play, Not Words To Quiet Chatty Jags

'He just went out of his way to let me know how many interceptions they had and how many I threw and how bad I was'

November 20, 2018 - 3:13 pm

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - The Jaguars were doing a lot of trash talking Sunday but it was the Steelers who were able to shut the Jags mouths in the last few seconds of the game.

During his show on The Fan Tuesday, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says Jacksonville linebacker Telvin Smith “likes to talk” trash.

“After I threw the first pick he came up to me and said ‘that’s one‘ and made sure that I knew what he was talking about and the second one same thing, he went out of his way, like he ran toward our sidelines to find me and the same thing on the third one, he just went out of his way to let me know how many interceptions they had and how many I threw and how bad I was.”

Roethlisberger adds he kept his mouth shut until he scored the game winning touchdown.

“I was holding onto that ball and I was looking for him wanted to let him know I had the game ball but I didn’t find him.”

But, Steelers Guard Ramon Foster wasn’t silent on Sunday, telling the Fan Morning Show, "I think it was the second interception, I specifically saw Telvin Smith walk right behind Ben for no apparent reason just to say, 'That's #2 we're going to get more.' I walked behind him and said, 'Hey, just make sure you keep that same energy towards the end of the game,'" said Foster. "I was like hey, we've been here before. You guys are new to this. I'm just happy to say we won the game at the end of the day because there was a lot of just nonsense because they felt like they had our number and rightfully so. They beat us twice at our place and put up a lot of points and made us look normal. I was just happy we got the last laugh this year with them being 3-7."   


Roethlisberger says he and his offensive line had a laugh about the whole thing on Monday.

Asked if quieting the Jaguars added a little motivation to win Roethlisberger admitted with a chuckle, “Absolutely.”

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey said in the offseason that the Steelers QB was “decent at best” and had two interceptions in Sunday’s game.

Roethlisberger says he didn’t get close enough to hear from Ramsey during the game.

“I’m assuming he was (talking) . . . but I never saw him much, I just hear the (defensive) line and linebackers.”

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