Ben Roethlisberger says it's easier to plan on a short week

Elias Hubbard
November 14, 2017

That will be the case on Thursday night when the Steelers take on the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field, and face defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

Roethlisberger also added that the Titans probably feel the same way about playing on just four days of rest.

Game day. This is what you live for. If Tennessee can pull off the upset, they'll validate themselves in the eyes of sportsbook United States players. It's hard to execute sharp game plans when you're still exhausted. From an injury perspective, he's rallied against it, as have many other players.

"It's miserable, it's bad", Roethlisberger said in an interview on Pittsburgh's 93.7 The Fan on Monday.

Our Free NFL Pick: The Titans victory last week puts them for their best start since 2008 which will definitely give them some momentum coming into this game.

After watching that, it's no wonder that Ben Roethlisberger is even more fired up than usual in opposition to the Thursday night game.

"Everything, and I don't know", said Roethlisberger. Those are the guys you have the biggest questions about, I haven't seen one iota of doubt, question or anything from them. "It's a very violent, physical game we play".

"Both teams are going through it, so I'm not just speaking on ours", Roethlisberger said.

There is nothing like having a short week to prepare not just for a game against a team that is in a first-place tie in their division, but throw on top of that a team with a defensive coordinator who knows a little bit about your offense, and will throw everything including the kitchen sink at you. Even a week, you're not still fully recovered Sunday to Sunday.

There are some things that are such a natural beauty in life you can't bother but marvel in awe at them.

It's remarkable that the league continues to turn a blind eye to these issues while the players basically beg for a reprieve from these games that are putting their health and careers at risk. Get $60 in FREE member football picks from Doc's Sports Service, one of the most trusted names in handicapping! Following that game, Incognito said that Thursday games "suck" and it's "ridiculous" that the National Football League puts them on the schedule.

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