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Facing Ben Roethlisberger fuels Desmond Bryant’s rehab

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Ben Roethlisberger has provided a couple of Browns with motivation. The question is whether their comments have provided the Steelers quarterback with any extra motivation for their Sept. 10 opener.

In what amounts to mild trash talk, both Myles Garrett and Bryant relish seeing Roethlisberger in the opener, with the chance to sack him. Garrett answered, “Ben Roethlisberger” on draft day when asked which quarterback he most looked forward to sacking.

Now, Bryant said the prospect of facing Roethlisberger has fueled his return from a torn pectoral muscle.

It’s a long process but you’re sitting on the rehab table and you’re thinking about that next time you get to get on the field and you get to see Big Ben on third down the first week of the season,” Bryant said via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “That was my motivation to get back.”

Bryant missed last season after tearing his muscle in a workout at home before training camp. He led the Browns with a career-best six sacks in 2015 and had five in 2014.

The Browns’ pass rush should improve with the return of Bryant and the addition of Garrett. But will they get to Roethlisberger?

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11 Responses to “Facing Ben Roethlisberger fuels Desmond Bryant’s rehab”
  1. stairwayto7 says: Jun 7, 2017 2:50 PM

    Enjoy your sack in a Steelers 38-10 win over the hapless Browns!

  2. wbkev24 says: Jun 7, 2017 2:50 PM

    The Browns don’t have any business calling anybody out…#6RINGS!!!!!

  3. csszrr says: Jun 7, 2017 2:59 PM

    new day is coming.

  4. bigcid10 says: Jun 7, 2017 3:06 PM

    I’m a Steeler fan and I hope the browns do well this season,just not as well as the Steelers.

  5. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Jun 7, 2017 3:38 PM

    When the Browns see you as their primary rival, it’s time to reevaluate. Oh how the mighty Steelers have fallen.

  6. vikings1234 says: Jun 7, 2017 3:49 PM

    With all this motivation Ben seems to be supplying maybe the Browns should give him some coin.

  7. nhpats says: Jun 7, 2017 3:52 PM

    It’s almost like the AFC North has become the JV division

  8. bigbenisabigbaby says: Jun 7, 2017 8:31 PM

    Jun 7, 2017 3:49 PM
    With all this motivation Ben seems to be supplying maybe the Browns should give him some coin.
    Ben owes every team gas money for all the times they had to bring the cart out on the field because he scratched his arm. …and then the hero comes back to play in the 4th. Oh the determination! What a drama queen.

  9. nickinneohio says: Jun 7, 2017 8:54 PM

    A return of a Browns – Steelers rivalry would be awesome seeing that the original one went to Baltimore.

  10. theghostofottograham says: Jun 8, 2017 11:43 AM

    The rivalry returns this year…!!!

  11. chronsy says: Jun 9, 2017 7:59 PM

    Hey Mr 6 rings call me when you get to 8 championships..


    The Browns

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