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Kevin Dotson was on the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" show this morning and discussed a myriad of things involving his rookie season with the Steelers. One of the topics that Dotson was approached about was Ben Roethlisberger giving him the game ball after his first start against the Broncos in Week 2, which was a 26-21 win by Pittsburgh.
"It was a good confidence boost for me. It carried me through the season. It made me feel like I belong in the NFL," Dotson said about Roethlisberger presenting him with the game ball.
Dotson was also asked about what he would say to the Big Ben doubters, who are skeptical about the 39-year-old quarterback coming back for an 18th season.
"I don't know what to tell them, if ya'll don't believe that he can do it, I can't tell you anything," Dotson said. "Ben has everything he needs. He's the smartest guy I've seen on the team. He's the biggest leader on the team. He has full control of the team. So, I feel like he has everything he needs to get us there (to the Super Bowl), we just fell short this year. I feel like he was doing his job this year, so I don't know what can sway someone's opinion now."
You can watch Dotson's entire interview with GMFB in the clip below.