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Ben Roethlisberger: “Am I about to die?”

The Steelers legend can relate to what took place on Sunday on the field.

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It wasn't terrible long after veteran quarterback Mitchell Trubisky replaced the injured Kenny Pickett under center during Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals that a botched snap from center Mason Cole led to chaos breaking out and the Cardinals re-securing the ball.

It's something that former Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can relate to, having experienced it himself and

“Should he have gotten it? Maybe”, he said of the botched snap that, because Trubisky could not locate and secure it in time, led to an Arizona Cardinals takeaway, as he told the DVE Morning Show yesterday. “But as a quarterback, I’m telling you this: the last thing you want to do is look down for a ball”.

It's a precarious feeling for a quarterback to have, as Roethlisberger explains.

“You have so much going on in front of you. I remember, I would not even be watching the snap. You’re almost catching with your peripheral. You’re kind of looking through the ball. You’re counting on that”, Roethlisberger said.

“When you have to go down, it is one of the most helpless and worst feelings as a quarterback because now you’re down and you’re like, ‘Uh, who’s blitzing? Where did everybody go? Am I about to die? What’s gonna happen?”

“That’s usually when those snaps happen, when your center’s trying to do something. He’s pulling, he’s moving, he’s doing something like that”, Roethlisberger said. “So I’m not blaming Mitch for that. That’s on both of them. Mitch probably still could have had it”.

Trubisky and the Steelers will have to shake off the disappointing loss and get ready to face the struggling New England Patriots this Thursday at Acrisure Stadium. 

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