What they said at Halftime in Jacksonville

QB Ben Roethlisberger

On his first action of the preseason:
"We want to start fast. We got everybody involved. A.B. (Antonio Brown) caught a ball, (Le'Veon) Bell caught a ball, (Markus) Wheaton caught a two-point (conversion). The only one who didn't was Heath (Miller). I told the o-line if you guys protect like that and open up holes in the run game, good things are going to happen. That's what we need to do every time. We need to start fast like that."


On if there was anything he didn't like about the unit's performance:**
"We always can try to improve. We want to have positive plays on every single play. We'll have to go back and look at the film to see if there were any mistakes. But you put eight points on the board you have to feel good about yourself."

On how much he has seen WR Martavis Bryant grow entering his second season:
"He's doing some good things. He's still got some growth. He could have caught that other deep ball down the sideline. The good thing about him is he wants to continue to get better. He wants to continue to get great and he's got the best in the business in that room with him, so he's got someone to always push him. They keep pushing each other and the sky is the limit for him as long as he keeps himself grounded and keeps working to be the best."

LT Kelvin Beachum* *

On what he felt the offense did well in the first half and any areas they can improve:
"Just running the ball more effectively. The better we run the ball, the more opportunities we have in the passing game with play action and things of that nature."

On how the offensive line performed:
"I think we did well. We scored when we were all in there together. We have to do a better job if somebody comes out to continue and sustain drives."

On how QB Ben Roethlisberger looked:
"He looked real good. I liked it, loved it actually."

CB William Gay


The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Jacksonville, FL to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 of the 2015 preseason.

On the defense's performance:**
"We're trying to progress. We're trying to get better. It's the second preseason game we've had this year, so we're going to go back to training camp glad we have another week and keep building and coming together as a unit and a team."

On particular areas he'd like to prove:
"It's preseason. If you're at your peak right now, you're not playing winning football. We just need to keep getting better each and every day, and that's what we plan on doing."

LB James Harrison

On how he felt in his first action of the preseason:
"I felt alright. It's my first preseason game. I'd say a lot more I need to get better on, but it's my first game."

On the defense's performance:
"I can't give you anything that we did good. We need to go out there and beat the man in front of us. And we need to make and secure tackles. Point blank period. I didn't see anything that we did really too well to be honest."

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