Michael Silver of the NFL Network says the Steelers are unhappy with Ben Roethlisberger's unwillingness to change his style. The Steelers feel Ben is "more engaged" when at Steelers HQ, but does not prepare enough away from the facility. "He's no Peyton Manning" in that regard, apparently.
Perhaps, when he's at home, Ben is busy being a husband and father. Shame on him.
Silver says the Steelers want Roethlisberger to be smarter and put himself at less risk. But if Ben drops three steps and dumps the ball off every time, there’s no point having him. He's Mike Tomczak, not a Top 5 NFL quarterback.
Roethlisberger is what he is. It's served the Steelers well.
Instead of changing Roethlisberger, get a line that can block and a receiver that can go deep. F that bubble screen. Assemble a better offensive platoon around your $102m quarterback.
Roethlisberger is due for a contract extension in the off-season. He reportedly wants $20m per year. The Steelers probably don't want to give Ben that much.
Are the Steelers planting reports designed to drive Roethlisberger away, or get him to take less?
Roethlisberger says he's staying in Pittsburgh no matter what. Now he's got to take what the Steelers offer, or look like the bad guy once the battle starts.
Don't forget, the recent hoopla surrounding Roethlisberger has been reported on the NFL Network. The league’s network. The network the Steelers partially own.
Did Bruce Arians retire? Is Russ Grimm the head coach? Lying is what the Steelers do.
I'm shocked the national media hasn't yet deduced that the Rooney family has never forgiven Roethlisberger for Milledgeville and has since mostly tried to minimize him. Arians was Ben's friend. Todd Haley was hired to put Ben in his place. From bold strokes to dink and dunk. Agenda served, games lost.