Boomer Esiason: Roethlisberger a 'Drama Queen' | Bob's Blitz

Boomer Esiason: Roethlisberger a 'Drama Queen'

Steelers' head coach Mike Tomlin said of his quarterback, "Guys like Ben [Roethlisberger], competitors, playing football is like breathing to them." And Tomlin's been faced with decisions over and over again regarding Big Ben. Should I let him play through the pain of his latest injury. Last year it was a high ankle sprain, this year the sprain to the sternoclavicular joint. A surgeon set a 'conservative' time table for his return at 6 weeks back in mid November. He's been back three weeks already. All loses, however, he said the blame is squarely on his shoulders. "A lot of it just has to do with me not playing well enough down the stretch," Roethlisberger said. "Fourth-quarter drives or last-minute throws, I'm just not making it happen, so my best answer would be that I just didn't play well enough."

In 2010, he broke his nose, had surgery and didn't skip a beat. Recall the face smashing, jaw breaking motorcycle crash of 2007? He started 15 games that year. He played through much of 2010 with a broken foot and then re-aggravated it in 2011.

CBS NFL analyst Boomer Esiason joined 93.7 the Fan's Vinnie Richichi and said of the oft nicked up QB, “He’s gotta be a man from Monday to Sunday,” Esiason says. “Not just on Sunday. Monday to Sunday.”

But the media savvy former quarterback didn't stop there. He also said, the NFL may hear some of Ben’s comments about his injuries and his offensive coordinator and see Ben as a “drama queen.”

Here's your audio.

And remember, Booms never, ever complained about a coach.

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