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Hall of Fame wide receiver and former ESPN analyst Cris Carter was on the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" show today, and for some reason, randomly decided to go off on Ben Roethlisberger.
Carter was asked who would have a better postgame press conference on Sunday, Roethlisberger or Cardinals' quarterback Kyler Murray? (Which is an odd question, to begin with). And it was open game for Carter to take a shot at Roethlisberger.
“Ben makes excuses, Ben complains, and then Ben brings that attention to himself so he’s going to be complaining about the offensive coordinator," Carter said. "Ben ain’t the sharpest quarterback we ever had play in the NFL, for real.”
Carter also noted that Roethlisberger can be a drama queen at times.
“You talk about a guy that milks his injuries, he loves being on that injury report, ‘is he playing? Oh, he’s not going to play’,” Carter said.
It's no secret that Roethlisberger isn't well-liked by the national media, and it has been that way for quite some time. The negativity stems from Roethlisberger's early days in the NFL when there were some off-the-field issues. And Roethlisberger has even admitted that he wasn't always friendly to the local or national media. That has all changed now, however, as Roethlisberger is a changed person and is a family man.
Carter's unprompted attack on Roethlisberger is really uncalled for and extremely random. It appears that the once prominent talking head on ESPN is trying to gain attention for himself and get his name out there once again.