Landry Jones wants everybody to calm themselves down.
It was announced today that starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could miss 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery on Monday to repair his torn meniscus. Big Ben suffered the nasty looking injury during Sunday's 30-15 loss against the Miami Dolphins.
As per Chris Mortensen of ESPN:
"Roethlisberger originally was told to expect to miss two to three weeks, sources said, but the post-surgery prognosis broadened that window," Mortensen wrote. "The Steelers on Tuesday said Roethlisberger would not play Sunday against the New England Patriots and were cautiously optimistic that he could return after the bye week for a matchup against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9."
However, the Steelers' backup quarterback addressed his teammates on Wednesday, and preached a simple philosophy: "Don't panic."
'Don't panic.' He did so "as smooth as Landry can say it." linebacker Arthur Moats said.
Jones, a fourth-year pro out of Oklahoma, started two games for the team last year and earned one victory. In seven games of action, he's thrown for 513 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions.
In the next six weeks, Pittsburgh will play the 5-1 New England Patriots on Sunday before a bye week. They'll face the Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, and Indianapolis Colts after the bye week.
Source: ESPN · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press