Big Ben apologizes to Maurkice Pouncey after Browns loss

There were lots of unfortunate faces on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sideline on Monday night, however possibly no one was more psychological than Ben Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger, nevertheless, wasn’t distressed just due to the fact that they was up to the Cleveland Browns 48-37 in harsh style in their wild-card match.

He was unfortunate due to the fact that he felt he had actually let long time center Maurkice Pouncey down.

“I’m sorry brother. You’re the only reason I wanted to do this, man,” a tearful Roethlisberger informed Pouncey on the sidelines after the video game, through NFL Movies. “Oh I feel worse for you than me. I hate it, man.”

Though Roethlisberger tossed for 501 backyards in Sunday’s loss, he likewise tossed 4 interceptions and led the Steelers into a fast 28-0 hole. He and Pouncey had a hard time right away, too, fumbling their opening snap — which was recuperated in the end zone for a Browns goal.

Roethlisberger, plainly, wasn’t pleased with his efficiency.

Pouncey, Roethlisberger thinking about retirement

Neither Roethlisberger nor Pouncey have actually revealed their retirements, nevertheless both are nearing completion of their professions.

Based upon their psychological discussion on the bench on Sunday night, that may be ideal around the corner.

Pouncey simply concluded his 10th season in the league, all of which he invested snapping the ball to Roethlisberger. Reports out of Pittsburgh, and his discussion with Roethlisberger prior to leaving the field, definitely make it appear as if Pouncey is going to leave the video game quickly.

Roethlisberger, 38, has actually remained in Pittsburgh given that 2004. He stated after the loss that he isn’t prepared to decide concerning his future right now.

“It’s going to begin in between me and God, a great deal of hoping. A great deal of talking with my household, conversations, choices. I still have a year left on my agreement,” he said. “I hope the Steelers desire me back, if that’s the method we go. There will be a great deal of conversations. Today is not the time for that.

“This loss is fresh. It’s just sitting on our hearts and our minds right now. It will for a while.”

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and center Maurkice Pouncey
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger rests on the bench beside center Maurkice Pouncey after their 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in an NFL wild-card championship game in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP/Don Wright)

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