Ben Roethlisberger thought the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to get a first down after an official review. He was surprised to find out he was wrong.
“It’s frustrating. I feel like I’m seeing [Le’Veon Bell] got the ball 35 times, and I got it seven in the first half and then don’t touch the ball again,” Mixon said, via ESPN.com. “[Jeremy] Hill only got one touch in the second half. It’s frustrating to us running backs. We feel like we’re in the room and we feel like we’re part of the offense. If it worked in the first half, why not do it in the second?”
Mixon finished the game with seven carries for 48 yards (6.9 yards per carry), and three receptions for 20 yards. The rookie thinks he can outperform Bell, who Sunday had 134 yards rushing and 58 yards receiving, given the proper workload.
Earlier this week, the NFL held their fall meetings. On Tuesday, owners, players, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and NFLPA director DeMaurice Smith met to discuss protests during the national anthem.
Those meetings did not result in a rule that would force players to stand during the anthem, but Goodell told reporters that he hoped the league could help combat the societal issues that started the protests in the first place.
Then, more play-action passes will open up to Julio Jones, who has 466 receiving yards in six games but scored his first touchdown only last week against New England.
“He’s going to be a load,” Jets head coach Todd Bowles said about Jones. “He’s been triple-teamed and quadrupled. … He’s that great.”