It’s an amazing honor because it’s voted on by teammates. It means a lot. It never gets old. With all of the tradition, the people who have been captains on this team, it means a lot to me. — Ben.
From Teresa Varley’s announcement at Steelers.com:
Steelers’ players voted on Monday for the captains and this year’s team captains are Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey on offense, Cameron Heyward on defense and Roosevelt Nix on special teams.
Roethlisberger has been the team’s offensive captain 11 times in his career, including nine consecutive seasons. Pouncey is an offensive captain for the third time, previously selected with Roethlisberger in 2013 and in 2018.
Heyward, who is in his ninth season, is a defensive captain for the fifth consecutive year. This is the first time that Nix has been named the special teams captain.
You can read more here.
“We played in a hurricane. I remember it being fast. I don’t think I read any defense all day. I just reacted to everything. It was pretty much a blur to me.” — Ben.
“It was a good night for us. Good on a lot of fronts. Good to get Ben (Roethlisberger) in a stadium along with some others and see that group work together. Although it wasn’t a complete body of work, we were able to get him some situational ball. Good night in that regard. I like the energy the guys played with. It’s good to watch them function in a foreign environment. Be prepared to deal with some things that come with playing outside of Heinz Field.” — Coach Tomlin.
The Steelers’ defense opened the scoring on the Titans’ second possession.
Defensive end Stephon Tuitt blasted into the Titans’ backfield on second-and-10 from the Tennessee 4-yard line and dropped quarterback Marcus Mariota for a safety.
The subsequent free kick set the Steelers up at their 42 with 9:06 left in the first quarter.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took advantage of the good field position and directed a nine-play, 58-yard drive in 4:41 that ended with a 17-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. Running backs James Conner and Trey Edmunds each converted third-and-1 rushes into first downs on the march.
Roethlisberger finished 8-for-13 passing for 63 yards and a touchdown in his three series, his first work of the preseason.
You can read more & see highlights from the game here.
You can watch Ben’s post-game interview here.
“JJ is dreaming of another Steelers win!!” — Ashley Heicklen.
“I don’t know about you guys, but I’m heading to Heinz Field to get a good parking space before the season begins!” — Sawyer Jameson. Photo: Beau Herbert
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