Word of this news got back to Roethlisberger and he says he’s looking forward to the challenge.
“I was talking to (Maurkice Pouncey) after Garrett called me out,” Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Pounce got a big kick out of it. All of my linemen enjoyed hearing it. They can’t wait to get started. I can’t, either.”
Roethlisberger took 17 sacks in 14 games last year, a record low in his 13-year career.
Garrett’s sack goal is just adding more fuel to an already heated rivalry. Get your popcorn ready. Week 1 can’t come soon enough.