Broncos' Aqib Talib: Big Ben was healthy as hell, didn't fool anybody
At least one Broncos player doesn't think Ben Roethlisberger was playing injured.
Despite suffering a serious shoulder injury a week ago, Ben Roethlisberger still managed to put the Steelers in a position to win Sunday's playoff game against the Broncos. The Steelers ultimately came up a touchdown short, but their injured quarterback played admirably given the circumstances, completing 24 of 37 passes for 339 yards -- all without Antonio Brown.
In fact, Roethlisberger played so well that at least one Broncos defender isn't buying his injury.
You know that sprained AC joint and those torn ligaments in Roethlisberger's shoulder? Yeah, Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has zero sympathy for those injuries, mainly because he doesn't seem to believe they exist.
Aqib Talib: Ben was healthy as hell. He didn't fool anybody— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) January 18, 2016
I am not a doctor -- neither is Talib -- so I won't pretend to know the full extent of Roethlisberger's injuries. With that being said, he certainly looked injured a week ago, when he couldn't push the ball downfield on the Steelers' game-winning drive against the Bengals. In the lead up to Sunday's game, Roethlisberger didn't even resume throwing until Friday, which seems to lend credibility to the injury.
Still, Talib doesn't seem to be alone in his belief. Before the game, Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith compared Roethlisberger's injury to a "Jedi mind trick" while NFL Network analyst and former Ravens coach Brian Billick called Big Ben "a drama queen."
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