What do you get when your former head coach goes one-on-one with hard hitting questions to his once star Super Bowl quarterback? It is called tough Love and it is this Sunday on THE NFL TODAY.
Analyst and former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher visits with his former starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to preview his return to action this week against Cleveland following a four-game suspension for his off-the-field behavior.
Since entering the NFL in 2004, Roethlisberger has been a star on the field leading Pittsburgh to two Super Bowl titles.
He also discusses how he has changed during the suspension; what he has learned; and how he can help the 3-1 Steelers get all the way to Super Bowl XLV. Charlie Bloom is the producer.
Following is an excerpt from the interview: (On possibility of Pittsburgh trading him like they did with Santonio Holmes)
Roethlisberger: Well, when the talk started happening, and you did hear those rumors and stuff, and wherever they came from, I don’t know, but it hit close to home and I realized I don’t want to go anywhere. I love it here.
James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Cowher, NFL TODAY “General Manager” Charley Casserly, as well as Lesley Visser and Sam Ryan reporting.
Eric Mann is senior producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.
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