Bryant: I accept Ben Roethlisberger's challenge

by - Assoc. Editor -

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberger has called out former Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant to "toughen up" and "get tough, and you've got to make tough plays and you've got to make tough catches" during his weekly radio show with 93.7 The Fan.

Bryant did not sulk but is ready for the challenge on Saturday night against the AFC North champion Bengals in the wild-card round of the playoffs.

"I'm happy he issued out the challenge," Bryant said via "I accept it."

"If he feels you need to step up your game, it's his job to call you out," Bryant said of his quarterback. "I'm happy he did it. It woke me up. I'm ready to work ... He wants to see me be great."

Bryant has 48 catches for 759 yards and seven touchdowns on the season. In two seasons, he has 76 catches for 1,314 yards and 14 scores.

Martavis Bryant

Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Post your comments!

College GameDay set for Clemson-Virginia Tech

BC head coach on team's 34-7 loss to Clemson

Ferrell: Fan response to struggles 'comes with the territory'

Etienne on scoring touchdowns: "That's my mindset"

Swinney updates several injuries on team

Swinney: "We took it over in the trenches"

Etienne wins Leather Helmet award

Swinney to ESPN: 'They're just kicking our butt'

A win, yes, but sloppy play can’t be overlooked
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Daily Digest