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Big Ben Tells Martavis Bryant to “Toughen Up”

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The Steelers escaped an early winter with Sunday’s win over the Browns, but they could not escape some intra-squad beef. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went on KDKA-FM in Pittsburgh on Tuesday to call out regressing wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who went AWOL in Cleveland. “Not that I’m shying from saying this (to Bryant). It comes from love,” Roethlisberger said. “He needs to understand that … at this time of year you have to toughen up. You have to make tough plays, you have to make tough catches and you have to find ways to do everything you can to help this team. Martavis Bryant talks Antonio Brown and Cam Newton, plus reveals Mike Tomlin’s nicknames for him. Martavis Bryant talks Antonio Brown and Cam Newton, plus reveals Mike Tomlin’s nicknames for him. “He was sick last week and that got him behind a little bit. But I love to challenge him. We all do. The sky is the limit for him. I want to challenge him to be the best in the world, and it’s really up to him with what he wants to do with that challenge. “Does he want to crumble and wilt and pout and let it bother him? Or does he want to rise up, step up, say ‘I’ll take that challenge’ and does he want to be the best in the world?”

Source: Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com


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