"I'm a quarterback that is going to go out and sling it," Big Ben said Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan. "I'm not going to worry about interceptions. I hate doing them, they bother me. But I'm going to go out and play my game and try and help us win football games. Basketball right, you miss threes. Do they stop shooting? No, because you trust yourself."
Indeed, shooters shoot. And Roethlisberger is a shooter.
The issue for Roethlisberger has been that the INTs have come in bunches this season. The past two games he's thrown five interceptions. In those games the Steelers have a 0-7 turnover ratio, something coach Mike Tomlin noted Tuesday needed to change.
Roethlisberger didn't just dismiss the interceptions on Tuesday, he also didn't take it easy on rookie receiver James Washington, who dropped a deep shot Sunday against Denver when he dove for the ball instead of continuing to run through the play.
"James needs to run through that and it's a touchdown," Roethlisberger said. "We need him to bounce back."
Ben is absolutely right about that.