Roethlisberger thinks he needs to play a bit in the third preseason game. He says that with the season being so short, you can't afford to be slow out of the gate. Fine. If the QB wants to play, I'd play him. Just not very much.
Last night, Cam Newton suffered a possible Lisfranc injury, Rashan Gary went down, and Jordan Reed suffered a concussion.
Any of those things could have happened on the first play of the game. But obviously, the more you play, the better chance you have of getting hurt.
I'd give Ben a few series. Let him work in with James Washington, Moncrief, and JuJu.
Then I'd tell the future hall of fame player to take a shower.