The just completed conference call with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger included this exchange regarding Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who is questionable to play because of an ankle sprain:
Roethlisberger: Is he going to play this week?
Media: It’s up in the air.
Roethlisberger: I would send this warning to him. Be careful with our field, because it’s terrible.
Roethlisberger began laughing at the world “terrible.”
Having watched Raiders film in recent games, Roethlisberger is particularly impressed by the play of defensvie tackle Richard Seymour.
“I’ve been playing against him for awhile now and I’ve always thought that he was a marquee kind, one of those great players, but if you ask me, the film that we’ve broken down, he’s playing the best football of his career. I don’t mean that as any disrespect to how he was playing before. But he would be my choice for MVP of at least that defense. He’s wreaking havoc on everybody and everything and he seems to be rejuvenated, playing like he never has before.”
More to come . . .