As the NFL moves toward the big “Dress Rehearsal” as preseason game 3 is often referred to, some players need a little real-game physical action to get themselves warmed up for the real season.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is one of them, but he’s not looking to get banged up by any means – he just wants a little contact.
“I feel like I could go into the regular season and do it, but I’d like to be out there because it’s a different speed,” he said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“You want to get out there. I wouldn’t even mind getting hit once maybe after the ball’s gone, just a little tap from someone.”
The Steelers take on the Saints Friday at 8pm.