Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger notes hip pain but 'I need to be better'

Ben Roethlisberger said he needed to make better decisions after Steelers' 1-3 start. (0:34).
PITTSBURGH -- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger accepts blame for Pittsburgh's 1-3 start, but he reiterated his belief in the team's ability to turn things around.

Roethlisberger stated Wednesday that "I need to improve." I need to persevere and learn how to make better decisions, make better throws, and be a better football player. I said that I wouldn't quit because of this. I will keep going at it.

"I won't give up on this season. There is no one like me in this building. It's early and we still have a lot to fight.

Roethlisberger admitted that he had dropped his elbow while throwing a few passes Sunday, which led to inconsistent throws, and missed connections with his receivers.

Coach Mike Tomlin said that Roethlisberger had a "hip problem" on Tuesday. According to the quarterback, it occurred during the game and affected him performance. However, he is expected to play against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Roethlisberger stated, "It's quite sore." "If I showed the photo, it might not be too good for your stomach. It's a mixture of blue and black.

"... Being a quarterback involves so many things in your lower body. Most people think that as a quarterback or thrower, it's all about 'how's my arm doing? The whole package is made up of your arm. It is your core. It is your lower body. It's my lower body. I need to learn how to work with it better. Watching the game again, I noticed that a lot of throws were missed because my lower back wasn't in sync.

Roethlisberger's hip injury is his second in-game injury over the past two week. He also suffered a left pec injury during the Las Vegas Raiders game. However, he dismissed any concerns about his health.

He said, "We are all dealing with them." "All of us are dealing with injuries." It's a very violent game.

Roethlisberger threw four touchdowns and four interceptions in four games with a 64.1 percent completion rate. His QBR is only 36.3

Roethlisberger, however, stated Tuesday that the issues that contributed to his poor performance can be fixed.

Roethlisberger stated, "I know I can play better football." I believe in myself. "I believe in myself, no matter what happens.