Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Thomas Davis made some interesting comments about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during an appearance on NFL Network. Afterward, he was blasted on Twitter by Steelers offensive lineman Zach Banner, who called his comments “idiotic,” and said Thomas’ take was “uneducated and sad!”
Davis said that he feels Roethlisberger “chose not to” play last season and that he “gave up” on the team because the roster wasn’t amazing.
Video from the segment was shared on Twitter.
Ben Roethlisberger had season ending elbow surgery last september. He still hasn't been cleared to throw a football. But @ThomasDavisSDTM thinks Big Ben quit on the Steelers in 2019 and he really could have come back. This is whack pic.twitter.com/wcEB8DgVar— #24 was my GOAT (@ViewsFromThe50) February 16, 2020
Banner saw the video and responded with some fire, taking aim not only at Thomas but “click-bait thirsty networks” as well.
Message to all players who go on to talk sports:— Zach Banner (@ZBNFL) February 16, 2020
Stop selling out for the click-bait thirsty networks and saying anything that comes to mind. This is an idiotic point and the fact that TD has the nerve to question a mans torn throwing elbow is both uneducated and sad! https://t.co/fEINrTYZKg
Roethlisberger may not be the easiest guy to work with in the NFL, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that he was completely plugged into the Steelers even though he couldn’t play last year.
So, it’s easy to see where Banner is coming from here.
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