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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger added himself to the rising contingent of NFL gamers taking situation with Thursday Night time Soccer.

“It is depressing, it is horrible, they should do away with this recreation I believe,” Roethlisberger mentioned throughout a radio look on a neighborhood Pittsburgh station, in line with John Breech of CBS Sports activities. “Simply play on Mondays and Sundays. It is so robust on guys, you are beat up, you are banged up. It is a very violent, bodily recreation we play.”

Roethlisberger and the Steelers are set to face the Tennessee Titans within the Week 11 model of Thursday Night time Soccer. Gamers from groups everywhere in the league have been vocal about their disdain for the brief weeks due to well being considerations, with Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin going as far as to say the Thursday nighters ought to be “unlawful.”

“You have to let your physique get better a little bit bit,” added Roethlisberger. “Even every week, you are still not absolutely recovered by Sunday to Sunday, you are still coping with bumps and bruises and issues simply proceed to construct up all through the season. Once you go on such a brief week, man, it is simply not good. I do not know many gamers that prefer it. It is a robust factor to do, however you recognize, you have to do what the league says.”

All 32 groups are required to partake in a Thursday-night recreation over the course of the season.