Roethlisberger And Ben Jr. Still Have Confidence In Conner

The Steelers RB ran for 25 yards and dropped balls on two big plays against Jacksonville

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November 20, 2018 - 12:16 pm

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - James Conner didn't play his best game on Sunday against Jacksonville but Ben Roethlisberger isn’t concerned.

Conner ran for only 25 yards, dropped a pass on fourth down that would’ve resulted in a first down and dropped a touchdown pass that would’ve put the Steelers ahead late in the fourth.

During the #1 Cochran Ben Roethlisberger Show Tuesday Roethlisberger says he talked to Conner and joked with him after the game Sunday.

“I said hey, two things. One, if you would’ve got that and scored that would’ve gave them a lot more time and two, if you would’ve got that and scored I wouldn’t of been able to score a rushing touchdown so I appreciate it,” said Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger says what he wants to see from Conner now is how he bounces back Sunday in Denver.

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“I don’t want him to lose confidence in his hands because I’m not losing confidence in him and he’s been great as a receiver for us. You know what, sometimes those things happen, the best in the world drop balls.

Even though Conner struggled Roethlisberger says he texted him  last night to tell him he knows of one fan that still believes in him.

“Even when you drop balls I got something to tell you. I said last night my son, he said for Christmas he wants a Steelers helmet, gloves and a James Conner jersey and I said obviously my son doesn’t have any hard feelings toward you so you shouldn’t have them toward yourself. He had a good chuckle out of that,” said Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger adds he knows Conner will put the game behind him and that the Steelers “need him” the rest of the way.

“That’s part of being a professional football player, putting things behind you both good and bad.”

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