In the clearest words we’ve heard out of Pittsburgh yet, Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert said Ben Roethlisberger deserves a chance to turn things around.
“We can’t defend the behavior and actions as an organization and we
won’t, but we do defend his opportunity to make right, and I think
that’s the right thing to do,” Colbert said.
The answer was in response to a question about whether trade talks are behind the franchise. We may find out in the coming weeks if Roethlisberger was ever close to getting dealt, but it looks like that window of opportunity has passed.
“This guy has helped us win two championships and he’s made some
mistakes,” Colbert said, “but he also deserves the opportunity to
rectify those mistakes and we stand behind his opportunity to do that.”
These words, followed by Roethlisberger’s statement Monday, show the Steelers are trying to move on.