Ben Roethlisberger: 'I hope my son plays golf.'

The Pittsburgh Steelers great made the comment on his weekly radio show, following the often brutal play in the Steelers' win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier injured his back and is still hospitalized.

Kahron Spearman

On his weekly radio show on 93.7 The Fan, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger denotes the matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals as case-and-point in why he evaluates where he is at the ends of seasons.

People get all over me for saying you have to contemplate every year on if you want to keep going, Roethlisberger said via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Plays like this make you really evaluate things.

That's why I say it's a smart thing to do. It's a violent game. And this game (against the Bengals) always seems to be that way. It's crazy this sport we play.

I hope my son plays golf. If he wants to play football, thats fine, too. But its a tough sport. Its not for everyone. If he wants to do it, Ill encourage it. If he doesnt, Im just fine with that as well.

Ben Roethlisberger
Quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers

He also pointed out how players can't stray from focusing on the game at hand, versus the reality of injury.

When youre out there, youre worried about him and his health, but you also understand that you have to continue to play a football game and you have to give your focus to that because if youre not focused and in tune to whats going on out there, you can get hurt as well.