Ben Roethlisberger defends Matt Schaub, calls fan reaction to injury “sickening”

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger defended Houston Texans signal-caller Matt Schaub on Tuesday. While on 93.7 The Fan during his weekly radio show, Big Ben called the fan reaction to Schaub’s struggles “sickening.”

A portion of Houston’s crowd cheered on Sunday when Schaub left the team’s matchup against the St. Louis Rams with an ankle injury. The Texans wound up losing 38-13.

Roethlisberger had the following to say about the situation:

It’s truly, truly unfortunate. Booing when somebody gets hurt, it was just sickening. It’s so hard to understand, especially your home crowd.

Ben Roethlisberger Matt Schaub

Roethlisberger also upset about reports that fans had staked out Schaub’s house after a 34-3 loss at San Francisco on October 6. In that game, Schaub set an NFL record by having an interception returned for a touchdown for a fourth consecutive game.

Schaub is married and has three daughters, and was concerned enough by the scene to call Texans security to his house.

The Steelers’ quarterback had the following to say about that situation:

When people were showing up at his house to do negative things, that’s cause for some action from the player. That’s your family. When we’re on that field and we’re in that stadium you can boo, you can yell at us but when we step outside we’re human beings just like everybody else. We’ve got, we’ve got family.

Roethlisberger added that the best thing Schaub can do is not let fan behavior distract him as he tries to improve on what has been a disappointing season so far.

So far this season, Schaub has completed 150-of-233 passes (64.4 percent) for 1,552 yards, with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 78.8. The Texans are off to an incredibly disappointing 2-4 start and face the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs on the road this Sunday.

 



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