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Najee Harris talks how Ben Roethlisberger is “more than a leader” for the Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers star rookie running back knows how important Ben Roethlisberger is to the team and organization.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were winners in Week 6 after beating the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6, and a large reason for their second straight win has been the play of running back Najee Harris.

Following the game, Harris joined Rodney Harrison and Jac Collinsworth to discuss his play in the game on prime time. His first reaction? The Seattle defense was good.

“That’s a good defense, man!” Harris said of the Seahawks defense.

But to be more specific, Harris recalled when he met Jamal Adams in the hole, and Adams got the best of the former Alabama running back.

“When Jamal Adams came and rung my bell, I had to get up and just say, “Good hit man.”” Harris recalled. “Rung my bell, but that’s the kind of football I like.”

Harris was then asked about Ben Roethlisberger, and what he means to him as a player and as a leader.

“It starts with Ben. Coming in, being in a new place, new program, and me being a rookie Ben took me under his shoulder and led me. Showed me the way and how it is with the Pittsburgh pride.

“Ben has been more than a leader. He has been like a big brother to me, and how things are and what he expects from me. Every game he brings me in and tells me stuff, and what he sees and what I can work on. Ben’s the leader, of course.”

On top of that, Harris tells a rather funny story of an interaction he had with Mike Tomlin after the team’s Week 1 win over the Buffalo Bills. Disappointed with his performance, he asked Tomlin if he could watch film with him and see what he needs to improve upon moving forward.

Tomlin said no.

He went on to talk about how Tomlin said both he, and the organization, believes in him and he’ll be just fine. The 5 minute interview is a great watch, and one all Steelers fans will enjoy. You can watch the full interview below:

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Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes as the Steelers head into the bye week and get some much needed rest and recovery.