Ben Roethlisberger on Why He Respect Ravens But Not Bengals

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If you ever had any reservations about your child playing football, don’t watch the Steelers vs. Bengals replay… ever or under any circumstances in the near future. Matter of fact, let’s just avoid watching them ever play together because apparently, all rules are out the window.

The Thursday night game which featured the Bengals and Steelers was the worst display of football I’ve ever seen. It was nasty, irresponsible and the worst display of showmanship of a professional game. Everyone involved should be disgusted with themselves as a representative of the league and themselves. Along with their poor actions, multiple players were hurt and suspensions were given.

Steelers QB, Ben Roethlisberger, gave his opinion on whether or not he respected the Bengals and his thoughts on the upcoming game against their heated rival, the Baltimore Ravens.

“In that one [with the Bengals], it feels like almost, just, you’re out there to hit people, and we don’t feel the same respect from them that Baltimore and we have,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday. “I’m not really sure why.”

“The difference between this game and the Cincinnati game is these two teams — us and Baltimore — there’s always a respect involved in it,” Roethlisberger said. “You’re going to get hit really hard or you’re going to hit somebody really hard, but you’re going to help them up and say, ‘Man, nice job.’

“At the end of it, you’re going to shake hands and give the other guy a hug and say that was a lot of fun and can’t wait to do it next year. It’s a fun rivalry in the sense that there’s a lot of respect and there are two good football teams.”

I’ve said for years something needs to be done with the Bengals and their reckless way of playing football. There is no way you’re in the Bengals front office and you continue to let your players put the lives of the imposing players in jeopardy without some type of consequence.

Hopefully, going forward we can look for safer games.

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