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Brian Billick calls Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger "Drama Queen"

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Alex Butler
Former Baltimore Raven head coach Brian Billick grimaces as he watches the Ravens in the pouring rain of the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on November 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)
Former Baltimore Raven head coach Brian Billick grimaces as he watches the Ravens in the pouring rain of the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on November 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter) | License Photo

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- It might not be coming from an unbiased viewpoint, but one NFL Network analyst thinks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a "Drama Queen."

Brian Billick, who coached the Baltimore Ravens from 2004 to 2007, faced Roethlisberger's Steelers at least twice a season during that time period. Billick posted a 3-3 record against the Steelers when Roethlisberger played.

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Billick attempted to complement the quarterback before dropping the sound bite.

"There's no one tougher than Ben Roethlisberger by far in the NFL, but he's a drama queen," Billick told Denver's 104.3 The Fan Thursday. "He's gonna come out on that field. That arm's gonna be limp. It's going to look like he can't even lift it. Then he's going to crank off a 60-yard bomb to Martavis Bryant. Then he'll carry it back into the huddle, holding it like it's in a sling, and then he'll crank off a 40-yarder to Antonio Brown."

Roethlisberger had a shoulder strain in the Steelers' wildcard win last week against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Denver Broncos.

Roethlisberger, 33, is expected to start against the Broncos, a source told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.

The Steelers quarterback completed 319-of-469 passes for 3,938 yards, 21 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 12 games this season. Against the Bengals, Roethlisberger completed 18-of-31 passes for 229 yards and a touchdown.

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