Apparently Willie Colon now has more to apologize for than his four holding penalties.
Colon said Monday that his teammate Ben Roethlisberger thought the Eagles “were going after his head,” but his quarterback circled back Tuesday to deny that.
“I just heard that,” Roethlisberger said, via Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com. “I was never quoted as saying [the Eagles played] dirty. I think they’re a very physical team, they like to get after you. It might have been misunderstood when I said, ‘They get after it.’ Getting after me, we tell all those guys to get after the player. That’s just being physical and trying to make plays.
Asked if he thought the Eagles intentionally went after him, he replied: “No, I don’t think so. I saw a couple of plays where some of their guys jumped on [center Maurkice] Pouncey’s back and tried to spike him in the back, but I don’t think anyone intentionally tried to come after my head.”
Whatever the Eagles were doing, it didn’t work, as they got no sacks, three hurries and a loss.