Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw rookie teammate James Washington under the bus for diving towards a ball he felt did not need the extra effort. Washington looked like he accidentally pressed the dive button on Madden and it resulted in him blowing the catch.
Would have been INSANE. pic.twitter.com/d8w93oixoc
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 25, 2018
Roethlisberger ripped him during a radio interview for making a bad play.
“He has to make it. just think he didn’t trust his hands. For some reason, he jump/dove. I’m not really sure what he was doing. We look at it, and coach got on him pretty good yesterday. We took a long, hard look at it. James needs to run through that, and it’s a touchdown.
I felt like when he jumped and dove, whatever you want to call it, it showed a lack of confidence in himself and his hands.”
Message sent! Washington must have a good game next week to get Steelers fans off his back after his own QB publicly blasted him.