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Roethlisberger: We work out more than most teams

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We noted yesterday that Ben Roethlisberger had provided the first acknowledgement that the Steelers players engaged in organized practices during the lockout. Today we have more word from Roethlisberger, who took what may have been a little swipe at players on other teams who have boasted about their lockout workouts.

“To me, it’s not about letting the world know we’re doing it,” Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “As long as we know we’re doing and we’re doing it, that’s all that matters. That’s just how we operate and how I operate. I’ve gotten some letters from people, I’ve heard some things like, ‘Why aren’t you working out?’ Well, we are working out. We’ve probably worked out more than most teams. It’s just that we choose to keep it quiet.”

Of course, by talking about the workouts, Roethlisberger isn’t keeping it quiet. And Roethlisberger also offered some details about what the Steelers have been doing and who has been in attendance.

“It’s going great,” Roethlisberger said. “We’ve worked out, linemen, running backs, tight ends, everybody. All of the offense. It’s gone really well. We’ve had some good progress, just to kind of refresh people’s memories on audible calls or no-huddle calls, little things like that.”

As for when the team-organized workouts can begin, Roethlisberger said he’s confident that the lockout will end soon enough.

“You have to have confidence and faith in the leaders of both sides, that they’re going to do something that’s fair for both parties,” Roethlisberger said. “You just have to put your faith in those guys. For us, it’s Charlie Batch. We know something fair will get done.”

Until something gets done, the player-organized workouts will continue.

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47 Responses to “Roethlisberger: We work out more than most teams”
  1. ebenezergrymm says: Jun 21, 2011 2:58 PM

    I know when I have to put my faith in somebody Charlie Batch is the first name that comes to mind.

  2. CKL says: Jun 21, 2011 3:01 PM

    D’OH!
    That’s why reporters keep asking questions…because they know that someone on the team will crack and talk. Even the tight lipped Pats…like Gronk did. After awhile the know who they can needle into talking. I don’t blame them, it’s their job…but it does crack me up how easy some of ‘em break down and talk. I am sure every fan who knows their rosters knows exactly who they KNOW will talk too.

  3. orakpwnd1983 says: Jun 21, 2011 3:01 PM

    Shut up Ben….Go hang out near a highschool.

  4. udontknowjaq says: Jun 21, 2011 3:01 PM

    Here We Go STEELERS Here We Go!

  5. shortbus36 says: Jun 21, 2011 3:03 PM

    Didn’t sense any Steelers bashing in that article, M.F. Must not have written it…….nope a non-biased writer M.D.S wrote it. Good job, and really who cares about these “team bases” workouts? Just goes to show how NFL hungry the fans are. Get the deal done already!

  6. trbowman says: Jun 21, 2011 3:06 PM

    The player organized workout news got boring…..ah hell, it was boring from the get-go

  7. touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 21, 2011 3:08 PM

    So basically he’s about doing the work, not talking about it. Until his image is hurt by the perception that he isn’t doing the work. Then it’s time to one up everybody else? If you’re not about talking about something but have to at least reference it, don’t you tend to do it as briefly as possible without delving into specifics and details?

    Way to be classy!

  8. bjamesa says: Jun 21, 2011 3:12 PM

    They work out in club bathrooms guarded by his cronies. We just have to take his word for it that they’re doing what he says…

  9. jeffro33 says: Jun 21, 2011 3:12 PM

    Another story where the headline doesn’t match the context…

    I need this lockout to end, so I can stop buying into the hype machine….

  10. blackbelt4d says: Jun 21, 2011 3:12 PM

    “It’s not about letting the world know you’re doing it, but I wanted to let you know we’re doing it more than anybody else.”

    Well played, Big Ben. Well played.

  11. tk1966 says: Jun 21, 2011 3:34 PM

    touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 21, 2011 3:08 PM

    So basically he’s about doing the work, not talking about it. Until his image is hurt by the perception that he isn’t doing the work.

    _____________________________________

    Did it ever occur to you that perhaps he was asked about it, and he simply answered the question? That if he didn’t answer, he’d look like a rude tool? That he didn’t run around announcing (ie Twitter) the workouts like some do? Or are you all about Roethlisberger bashing even if it has no basis?

  12. bubbabart says: Jun 21, 2011 3:36 PM

    We know how you operate Ben….so do those young ladies….what a creep you are!

  13. homelanddefense says: Jun 21, 2011 3:37 PM

    why do these guys feel the need to constantly go one sentence too far. Just saying that they were working out would have been fine, but they always have to do something dumb like add “we probably do it more than other teams”

  14. Deb says: Jun 21, 2011 3:43 PM

    People are writing the players complaining about why they’re not working out, so they’re letting it be known they have been.

    Nice neutral comment about having confidence and faith in both sides of the negotiations.

    I love Charlie Batch.

  15. ravensfan4life52 says: Jun 21, 2011 3:47 PM

    how would he know how hard other teams work out?

  16. jeffa43 says: Jun 21, 2011 3:51 PM

    So basically he’s about doing the work, not talking about it. Until his image is hurt by the perception that he isn’t doing the work
    …………………………………………………………………

    Perception is often percieved from results….. in his case winning… a lot.

    6 years 3 Superbowls….. What ever he is doing, I hope he continues…. Damn fun watching him play…. You can hate all you want…

  17. schemefactory says: Jun 21, 2011 3:57 PM

    oh. and last year they won more postseason games than any other team. except the packers. well, and the jets and bears, if you believe the blabbing from those teams.

  18. raidermick says: Jun 21, 2011 3:58 PM

    udontknowjaq:
    Here We Go STEELERS Here We Go!

    Raidermick:
    Yep there you go, you’re going, going gone! The Steelers are done and going down, down, down!!

    They will never be in another SB as long as there is an NFL. This team is so overrated…!!!

    Ben you should actually be taking some freakin boxing lessons so you can at least defend yourself from guys like Raiders D lineman RS – LOL!!! God he punked you!!! LOL!!! That was my favorite highlight of 2010. RC went Mike Tyson on you, you freakin Rapist!!

    Yea, we lost that game sure, but the Raiders are still 2-1 vs the steelers under your command!!! Actually, with the RC punch, we are now 3-1 against you. LOL!! We own you Rapist!!! – RC showed the world!!

    You’re lucky we are the yougest team in the NFL and did not bloom until the end of the year. Otherwise, we would have made 4-1 against you. The Packers would have had no chance against our speed and strength in the SB-No freakin chance!!!

    We are the new BEAST of the NFL!!!

    Bow down, The Silver and Black are in the HOUSE!!!

    Late…

  19. hobartbaker says: Jun 21, 2011 4:14 PM

    Charlie is negotiating with the best interests of his own kneecaps in mind.

  20. corvusrex96 says: Jun 21, 2011 4:20 PM

    This is not stiller bashing but I just don’t believe Ben on this one.

    I can buy no one noticing if the Jags players are doing workouts , hell by the looks of the stadium no one notices if they are playing the actual games

    But somehow the Pittsburg friggin Steeler players are working our together and NO ONE in the media finds out except when they ask Ben why they haven’t been practicing .

    This is one of the most covered teams in the most popular US sport, sorry Ben playing Madden ’11 doesn’t count.

  21. footballfan says: Jun 21, 2011 4:24 PM

    Raidermick:
    Yep there you go, you’re going, going gone! The Steelers are done and going down, down, down!!

    They will never be in another SB as long as there is an NFL. This team is so overrated…!!!

    Ben you should actually be taking some freakin boxing lessons so you can at least defend yourself from guys like Raiders D lineman RS – LOL!!! God he punked you!!! LOL!!! That was my favorite highlight of 2010. RC went Mike Tyson on you, you freakin Rapist!!

    Yea, we lost that game sure, but the Raiders are still 2-1 vs the steelers under your command!!! Actually, with the RC punch, we are now 3-1 against you. LOL!! We own you Rapist!!! – RC showed the world!!

    You’re lucky we are the yougest team in the NFL and did not bloom until the end of the year. Otherwise, we would have made 4-1 against you. The Packers would have had no chance against our speed and strength in the SB-No freakin chance!!!

    We are the new BEAST of the NFL!!!

    Bow down, The Silver and Black are in the HOUSE!!!

    ********

    Wow.. This is the dumbest thing I have heard in a very long time…. Figures it is from a Raiders fan!

  22. schmitty2 says: Jun 21, 2011 4:24 PM

    Raidermick:
    Yep there you go, you’re going, going gone! The Steelers are done and going down, down, down!!

    They will never be in another SB as long as there is an NFL. This team is so overrated…!!!

    Ben you should actually be taking some freakin boxing lessons so you can at least defend yourself from guys like Raiders D lineman RS – LOL!!! God he punked you!!! LOL!!! That was my favorite highlight of 2010. RC went Mike Tyson on you, you freakin Rapist!!

    Yea, we lost that game sure, but the Raiders are still 2-1 vs the steelers under your command!!! Actually, with the RC punch, we are now 3-1 against you. LOL!! We own you Rapist!!! – RC showed the world!!

    You’re lucky we are the yougest team in the NFL and did not bloom until the end of the year. Otherwise, we would have made 4-1 against you. The Packers would have had no chance against our speed and strength in the SB-No freakin chance!!!

    We are the new BEAST of the NFL!!!

    Bow down, The Silver and Black are in the HOUSE!!!

    Late…

    The BEAST of the NFL couldnt even win their own division. Nice smack talk moron

  23. Deb says: Jun 21, 2011 4:35 PM

    @corvusrex96 …

    I posted a couple of weeks ago asking if the Steelers had been working out, and another Steelers fan posted that he’d seen reports of their workouts in local papers and blogs. So they haven’t gone unnoticed. But since they weren’t announcing them like other teams, they weren’t getting the same attention from national media and bloggers.

  24. Bubby Brister says: Jun 21, 2011 4:40 PM

    “Actually, with the RC punch, we are now 3-1 against you. LOL!! We own you Rapist!!! – RC showed the world!! ”

    You don’t own anybody if they beat you THIRTY-ONE to THREE the last time you played each other (and as the most dominating performance of the Steelers’ season, it could have easily been worse). Go back into your hole and figure out how the hell the Raiders are going to win some games outside of their division in 2011 after the best player on the team skips town in a couple weeks.

  25. whatswiththehate says: Jun 21, 2011 4:40 PM

    “Today we have more word from Roethlisberger, who took what may have been a little swipe at players on other teams who have boasted about their lockout workouts.”
    —————-
    How come it wasn’t taking a little swipe at the you guys in the sports media who are making so much out of these work-outs that you get upset when the athletes shut you out.

    But we all know you sports writers see everything you’re doing as “for the fans.” So of course Ben would never be taking a swipe at you cause you represent “the fans.” SMDH

  26. Bubby Brister says: Jun 21, 2011 4:43 PM

    I’m sorry, it WAS worse — 35-3. And that was with a pick-six called back! LOL.

  27. logneezy says: Jun 21, 2011 4:50 PM

    when he says “we” I wonder if he means that 52 out of the 53 steelers work out more than any team.
    While mr. cheeseberger sits down and does 12oz curls all offseason. Keep your mouth shut rapist and let your play do the talking.

    Radier nation til I die!

  28. logneezy says: Jun 21, 2011 4:51 PM

    Raider*

  29. corvusrex96 says: Jun 21, 2011 4:56 PM

    @deb…….
    Good clarification. Still surprised that espn didn’t send out John Clayton to report on it.

    Hope the season opens on time

  30. mvpolamalu says: Jun 21, 2011 4:57 PM

    THUMBS UP IF STEELERS GOIN ALL THE WAY THIS YEAR

  31. ravensfan4life52 says: Jun 21, 2011 5:24 PM

    i wonder how many of the thumbs down on my last comment were for what i said or just because i’m a ravens fan commenting on a steelers story. lol i wasn’t dissing him or anything like that. i’m just curious. how would he know that the Steelers are working out harder than most teams?.

  32. Spencer says: Jun 21, 2011 5:27 PM

    What you people need to understand is that covering up and secrecy is how Ben likes to operate. It’s second nature to him by now.

  33. gregjennings85 says: Jun 21, 2011 5:31 PM

    This, coming from the most out-of-shape QB in the league.

  34. gregjennings85 says: Jun 21, 2011 5:33 PM

    Pittsburgh: Get. Over. Yourselves.

  35. animals1977 says: Jun 21, 2011 5:44 PM

    Big deal.

    Big Ben, meet Howard Green, meet Nick Collins, meet Pick Six, meet Packers 31, Steelers 25.

  36. backuppunter says: Jun 21, 2011 5:52 PM

    I think the whole city of pittsburgh could use a work out, ever notice how many fat people live there?

  37. trollaikman8 says: Jun 21, 2011 6:24 PM

    “To me it’s not about letting the world know it…”

    “P.S. We work out more than most teams.”

    How genuine.

  38. 1historian says: Jun 21, 2011 6:32 PM

    bubbabart – you’re pissed because Ben gets more than you do!

  39. pdmjr says: Jun 21, 2011 6:46 PM

    How about including a picture of yourself and your relatives backuppunter?

    I dare ya

  40. Deb says: Jun 21, 2011 7:38 PM

    @gregjennings85 …

    Are you serious? All our QB did was confirm that our team has been having organized workouts since some fans have been complaining about it. As usual, the Steelers report brings out the usual “Ben is a rapist. Steelers are done. Wha wha wha” crowd so our fans talk back … just like you do when dimwits come to your threads and disrespect the Packers. Now you’re here telling our fans to get over themselves? How silly. You won. Why on earth would you run around dogging the team you beat? Go enjoy your trophy.

  41. mswravens says: Jun 21, 2011 7:55 PM

    Psssst…Mr. Reporter: “It’s not about letting the world know we’re doing it.” So I tell you what…I’ll tell you & YOU can tell the world. See, I’m just all about doing my business. I’m not one of those jackwads who spout off about how hard they’re working!

    Nice! They may have knocked the lecherous pig out of him, but not the stupid!

  42. tobiathan says: Jun 21, 2011 8:14 PM

    Roethlisberger rape lies are boring.

    It’s all fun and games calling people rapers until it’s YOU’RE turn to be accused.

    I saw you rape my sorority sister and I’M TELLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    {yawn}

  43. ravensfan4life52 says: Jun 21, 2011 8:15 PM

    i think after reading comments on PFT the Packers are soon going to replace the Steelers as the team I dislike the most.

  44. tobiathan says: Jun 21, 2011 8:19 PM

    And, again, as a Steelers fan- i congratulate the Green Bay Packers for winning the Lombardi Trophy by beating the Steelers. It was a good football game and that FF by Clay Matthews was EPIC!

    As much as i respect that football club some of it’s fans sure don’t know how to handle success…

    No worries, tho: I have a feeling my Steelers will be back in a SuperBowl sooner than later!

  45. smackerjax says: Jun 21, 2011 8:49 PM

    logneezy says:
    Jun 21, 2011 4:50 PM

    when he says “we” I wonder if he means that 52 out of the 53 steelers work out more than any team.
    While mr. cheeseberger sits down and does 12oz curls all offseason. Keep your mouth shut rapist and let your play do the talking.

    Radier nation til I die!

    _______________
    No comment needs to be made about this “Radier” fan

  46. steelcity22 says: Jun 21, 2011 9:56 PM

    raidermick you are with out a doubt the most ignorant dude i have have ever read on here get a clue the raiders will NEVER be half the team the steelers are you are one stupid ass guy to think so and yea seymor did hit ben but we was also at the super bowl and u didnt make the playoffs dumb ass

  47. raidermick says: Jun 22, 2011 3:09 PM

    footballfan says:

    Wow.. This is the dumbest thing I have heard in a very long time…. Figures it is from a Raiders fan!

    Raidermick says:
    Is that all you have? That was freakin weak! Like your pathetic JV team…!!

    And when you say, “figures it is from a Raiders Fan”

    What exactly do you mean from a Raiders Fan? I mean how long did it take you to realize this brilliant observation? It must have took awhile because your was the last post of the day.

    LOL!!!

    TEAM OF THE DECADES!!!

    Late…

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