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Teryl Austin on Ben Roethlisberger: 'He’s still got an arm, there’s no issue with that'

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

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Every day after training camp, Mike Prisuta of tweets out his three takes that resonate from the practice, and he shared an interesting quote from senior defensive assistant Teryl Austin in regards to Ben Roethlisberger's arm strength.

“Throws that were really just typical Ben throws. He’s still got an arm, there’s no issue with that,” Austin said. "Mobility, durability, surviving the grind, the O-line might be; his arm won’t.

Roethlisberger told the media last week that his arm feels "fresher" because he didn't have to throw as many passes this offseason compared to last year when he was rehabbing from major elbow surgery.

“I feel great,” Roethlisberger told Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated this weekend. “You go two years ago, only playing a couple games, having elbow surgery, last year’s your first year back from a major surgery. I think if you ask anybody that’s had a major surgery, their first year back, no matter how far removed from it, it’s always a re-figure out, and getting to a comfort level with that part of your body. For me to feel more back to normal, I’m excited for that.

“It’s always interesting, because when asked last year how I felt, I would tell you I felt great. But then, one year removed, I look back on it, and I’m like, 'Man, maybe I wasn’t as good as I feel now.'”

Below is a link to a video of Roethlisberger throwing deep passes during warm-ups yesterday, provided by DKPittsburghSports.

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