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Big Ben is taking the bull by the horns

Ben Roethlisberger, Todd Haley, Randy Fichtner

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t happy with the team’s decision to fire offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.  Roethlisberger thereafter seemed to be a little concerned (to say the least) about the radio silence from Arians’ replacement, Todd Haley.

Now that Haley is on the job and installing a new offense, Roethlisberger is dealing with change.  And it sounds like he has come to grips with that reality.

Absolutely,” Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) regarding whether he wasn’t comfortable with the changes initially.  “It’s different.  It’s change.  And I’m not saying that change is bad, but because it’s different and it’s something that you’re not comfortable and used to doing, you’re not going to be comfortable, obviously.  But you’ve got to take the bull by the horns, as they say, and try and run with it.”

While he liked things the way they were, Roethlisberger realizes that there’s only so much he can do about it.  “You have no choice,” he said.  “And we’re coming along and every day is getting a little bit better and we’re learning and we’ll be running the ball a lot this year, so fans should be happy.”

Roethlisberger compared his relationship with Haley to the process of adjusting to the new playbook and approach.  “It’s just like this offense is a work in progress, so is learning the offense and learning each other,” Roethlisberger said.  “He’s learning me and I’m learning him just as much as he’s learning the rest of the players.  So, we’re just taking every day one day at a time.”

Roethlisberger confirmed the team will be running the ball more, with Isaac Redman getting a chance to step up.  Other reports and accounts and descriptions indicate the tight end will have a bigger role in the offense, and Roethlisberger will spend more time in the pocket — even though he’s perhaps at his best when moving laterally, buying time as he drags defenders with him.

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59 Responses to “Big Ben is taking the bull by the horns”
  1. bigbluenationdb says: May 31, 2012 4:48 PM

    I guess him pulling the bull by the horns is better then pulling little girls by their pigtails.

    He is still one of the most overrated QBs of the past decade. In three super bowls he hasn’t even been the best QB on the field. His QB rating in super bowls is ranks at the bottom of the list. Thank god the Steelers had Randle El to throw the ball against Seattle and Harrison made one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history or this bum would be 0-3 in the big game.

  2. drekomp says: May 31, 2012 4:50 PM

    Taking the bull by the horns… and into the bathroom.

    I’m sure a few variations of this will have been posted by the time this shows up, just couldn’t resist.

  3. baltimoresohard says: May 31, 2012 4:51 PM

    Better than taking the hefer by her hips, which is usually the case, against the hefer’s will that is.

  4. mike bonserio says: May 31, 2012 4:52 PM

    if you roofy the bull first, its easier to grab it by the horns…..

  5. longhrnfan says: May 31, 2012 4:55 PM

    Yet another story about the Steelers/Big Ben that is met with unnecessary negative comments about Ben’s off the field history.

  6. bunkmcnulty says: May 31, 2012 4:58 PM

    As a Ravens fan, stupid comments above! The bathroom thing is over people. Get new material.

    Anyone else tired of these articles of how Ben in going to do with a new OC? How many more ways do we have to hear how he was sad to see Arians go but he’ll adjust to the new guy, it’s part of the game. Yawn!

    He’ll do just fine. He’ll be ready for my Ravens as will all the Steelers after the 0’fer last year. And my Ravens will be ready too.

  7. henrykissingerisgod says: May 31, 2012 4:59 PM

    In 8 seasons this magical man has been to 3 superbowls, 4 afc title games and has a .700 winning percentage.

    That’s more impressive than some franchises history
    Wow!

  8. datd00d says: May 31, 2012 5:00 PM

    SHOOF the above comments, especially the first idiot.

    It’s pretty widely agreed upon that the Roethlisberger to Holmes last minute touchdown throw/ catch is one of the most clutch and greatest plays in Super Bowl history. Notice that someone needed to throw that ball?

    When its all said and done, Ben will probably be in the hall of fame. The fact is that most QBs with 2+ rings eventually get there. This guy happens to have two rings, 3 SB appearances, 4 AFC Championship appearances, a very strong win-loss record, and great stats. And he’s probably got 5 more years.

  9. fraleyr says: May 31, 2012 5:00 PM

    i bet he hates being forced to do something against his will… wait…

  10. ravenzoverskinz says: May 31, 2012 5:00 PM

    You guy’s got it all wrong..

    The Bull got taken by BIG Bens Horn… poor bull

  11. deeppurple13 says: May 31, 2012 5:03 PM

    The bull better watch out what Big Benny tries to do with his horn…

  12. jjackwagon says: May 31, 2012 5:04 PM

    So he finally stopped pouting about his buddy Bruce leaving and realized that if he wants to stay employed he has to work with the new boss. Very adult of him.

  13. m1k3g says: May 31, 2012 5:09 PM

    baltimoresohard says:
    May 31, 2012 4:51 PM
    Better than taking the hefer by her hips, which is usually the case, against the hefer’s will that is.
    _________________________

    Or better than taking the shank to the limo.

    amiright?!

  14. knowerofallthings says: May 31, 2012 5:09 PM

    was this interview done in the men’s room?

  15. trollhammer20 says: May 31, 2012 5:10 PM

    I’m sure his fans would much rather see him take the bull by the horns than grab the Hayabusa by the handlebars.

  16. ravenator says: May 31, 2012 5:10 PM

    This duo going to implode, and I’ll be there to watch another sweep of these clowns. Not having Suggs will make it that much more enjoyable.

  17. mancinibread says: May 31, 2012 5:12 PM

    Good grief, still with the bad jokes about incidents that never even happened years ago? Whatever haters.

    Love my Steelers, never been a Big Ben fan but dude has given us 2 rings and shows every sign of maturing into an even better player and leader on this team. This year is gonna be amazing, cannot wait.

  18. pixelito says: May 31, 2012 5:17 PM

    The Rothlisberger-to-Holmes catch was so highly overrated, considering how badly the Cards defense collapsed at that point.

  19. holeinone09 says: May 31, 2012 5:18 PM

    Let’s see…

    1. Some possible drafted studs on the OL, check. Better protection for Ben. May not have to run for his life to still get the time he buys when he does. Likely result: more positive plays with less downside bad ones. Better production, less mistakes.

    2. New offensive coordinator, check. Causes confusion for opposing defenses who can’t game plan for prior style. More use of tight end, fine with me. Likely result: more unpredictable offense, tougher for opponents. Ben and Haley will get along just fine, as professionals do.

    3. Quiet off-season for Ben, check. No bad off-field problems. Something to prove after way last season ended. Likely result: Ben is more-focused and out to succeed and excel. Media twiddles their thumbs and have to stick to asking about football matters.

    4. Same Steeler haters wasting their “valuable time” on a story about team and player they hate, making the same old and incorrect jokes, check. They are worried about the Steelers probably going 12-4 this year and winning another Super Bowl, need a distraction or something to convince themselves of what they say might even be true. Likely result: they continue to be morons. Watch Steelers move through playoffs while their team is done after regular season is over.

  20. kuehner131 says: May 31, 2012 5:21 PM

    Todd Haley: That… is a really interesting painting.
    Ben Roethlisberger: Thank you. Yeah, that’s me, taking the bull by the horns. It’s how I handle business. It’s a metaphor.
    Todd Haley: I get it.
    Ben Roethlisberger: But that actually happened, though.

  21. Matthew Fascetti says: May 31, 2012 5:23 PM

    Bigbluenation is a complete idiot. He outplayed Kurt Warner in that Super Bowl. He led them down the field for the winning drive and threw a legendary winning TD pass. This schmuck is obviously jealous and a long suffering fan of another team.

  22. gmeninaz says: May 31, 2012 5:27 PM

    “…we’ll be running the ball a lot this year, so fans should be happy.”

    What an obstinant tool. Maybe the “fans” realize that you can’t carry the team by yourself because you are incapable.

    A true leader would have said, “I’m excited about bringing balance back to the Steeler offense.”

  23. brianbosworthisstonecold says: May 31, 2012 5:28 PM

    Poor heffer…

  24. Steeley McBeam says: May 31, 2012 5:30 PM

    Do you guys call each other to ask what jokes youre gonna post before you post them? Seriously, the same bad joke was repeated 10 times in 15 comments.

    At least trollhammer20 was original, that one I got a laugh out of.

  25. realhousewivesofcincinnati says: May 31, 2012 5:33 PM

    @bigbluenationdb

    Don’t let jealousy cloud your small brain. He’s well deserving of the rape jokes, but calling him one of the most “overrated QBs of the past decade” is one of the most moronic statements I’ve ever read. Phillip Rivers, Jay Cutler, Carson Palmer ring a bell?

    Ben has finished 5 out of his 8 seasons with a QB rating of 97 or higher — which is average top 5 in the league. Let me guess, you didnt watch the playoff games that got the Steelers to those Super Bowls you mentioned? Well they passed a lot in the 2005 games. Ben had a 122.9 playoff rating going into the SB that year (2nd year in the league). 08′ he only marched the team 80 yards down the field with 1:30 left to secure that win. And 2010 he put the Steelers within a fg of tying the game when Mendenhall fumbled. Oh and hes 10-4 (3-1 on the road) in the playoffs which is the 2nd best playoff record among active QB’s with Brady being #1.

    Yes I know, great defense/ run game are major part of those wins. BUT, a QB doesnt get to the big dance THREE TIMES by being “overrated.”

    Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me; fool me three times, well, now I’m just being a stubborn idiot who doesn’t know football.

  26. steeltroll says: May 31, 2012 5:37 PM

    @bigbluenationdb & co.
    So the only enjoyment you get as a fan is hoping for bad things for the Steelers and BR7 since your own team is too incompetent to enable any hope for good things from them. As Ben would say: I laugh at you, blatantly. It must really suck to be a fan of loser teams. Toodles!

  27. blacknyellablacknyella says: May 31, 2012 5:37 PM

    i was just in milledgeville and wanted to find out, for myself, what the locals thought of the incident. ALL of the people i spoke to felt the girl was “lying” and nothing illegal took place.

  28. micahernst says: May 31, 2012 5:38 PM

    Where did this idea come from that the fans will be happier with more running? I don’t think the Steelers needed MORE running last season, they just needed BETTER running. With the improvements at offensive line we should be able to do that.

    When’s Art Rooney going to realize this is a passing league? Just because Pittsburgh is a blue-collar town doesnt mean they need to run the ball more. All the fans care about is the W, it doesn’t matter how we get there.

  29. baddorange says: May 31, 2012 5:52 PM

    Hey Bennie. This new system may save your self further head shots which will catch up to you. Shut up, pass and hand off the ball.

  30. holeinone09 says: May 31, 2012 5:59 PM

    @pixelito says:
    May 31, 2012 5:17 PM
    The Rothlisberger-to-Holmes catch was so highly overrated, considering how badly the Cards defense collapsed at that point.

    * * * * * * *

    Are you kidding me? Did you even watch that play? Put your hate aside, for once, and try to be honest while you have anonymity. It was an awesome pinpoint perfect throw and great catch. Cards could not defend against it. Did you see that Wallace dropped a TD pass on the prior play? Ben should have been the MVP of that game IMHO. He led them down the field with time running out to win the game. Case closed.

  31. Deb says: May 31, 2012 6:12 PM

    longhrnfan says:

    Yet another story about the Steelers/Big Ben that is met with unnecessary negative comments about Ben’s off the field history.
    ————————————————-
    Good point, but these comments don’t have anything to do with Ben’s history, real or imagined. His accusers were a hotel worker several years older than he was and a 20-year-old hitting the bars wearing a pin that said she was “down to f*ck.” Even if those accusations had been credible, how do you get “pulling little girls by their pigtails” out of that? They’re picking that stuff about Ben with minors out of thin air. It’s scary to think what’s on the minds of some of these commenters. The deviance seems to be theirs.

  32. delmonte55 says: May 31, 2012 6:14 PM

    Wow….I didn’t know there were so many out of work comedians/saints in the world until I read the comments.

  33. Deb says: May 31, 2012 6:17 PM

    gmeninaz says:

    “…we’ll be running the ball a lot this year, so fans should be happy.”

    What an obstinant tool. Maybe the “fans” realize that you can’t carry the team by yourself because you are incapable.

    A true leader would have said, “I’m excited about bringing balance back to the Steeler offense.”
    ————————————————–
    Apparently you don’t listen to many QB interviews. It doesn’t have anything to do with leadership. Quarterbacks, like wide receivers, just want you to give them the damn ball. They’d be happy to pass on every down. At least this one is aware that the Steelers fan base likes a more traditional smashmouth game.

  34. steel2372 says: May 31, 2012 7:07 PM

    Being a Steelers fan I do enjoy the smashmouth football brand of football both defensively and offensively. I do hope they can keep a good balance between the pass and run which I am sure that is the goal to accomplish.

  35. eggersthejerk says: May 31, 2012 7:12 PM

    Blah, blah, blah… who cares?

    It’s funny that he didn’t have this much to say back when he was being the Don Juan of the public restroom. But one coaching change and the guy’s mouth runs like a whippoorwill’s tail.

    Shut up already! Just do your job and play…

  36. billobrienschindimple says: May 31, 2012 7:13 PM

    @micahernst

    Word I’m hearing from reliable sources is that right now they are practicing a lot of running with a view to have improved effectiveness during the season. The idea being that they take better advantage, not necessarily increasing the amount of carries. I also understand that Haley plans to break the Arians trend of running on first down. Every first down.

  37. 808raiderinparadise says: May 31, 2012 7:18 PM

    I was SHOCKED to see Haley brought in by Tomlin.

    This will be an issue during the season.

    Big Ben makes his best plays out of broken plays and his recievers knowing his insincts of where to be.

    Giving him a regimented Haley offense takes away his mobiltiy and big play abilities and will make the run game harder.

    You can tell Big Ben is trying so hard to say the right things about this new offense, but he is obvioulsy upset that he has to conform after all the success he already had in the past shcemes.

    Sorry Pitt, great organization/franchise but you just gave the Ravens the division with this one.

  38. schmokes says: May 31, 2012 7:22 PM

    I honestly loaded up this post just to see all the bathroom jokes. Who really cares that Ben is too stupid to learn a new offense?

  39. ravenmaniacisback says: May 31, 2012 7:25 PM

    I love the steeler fans crying about comments on Bens past…..maybe you should think abou that before one of your bad Ray Lewis jokes….

  40. udtfrogmanvet says: May 31, 2012 7:41 PM

    He’s taking the horn of the bull more like it.

  41. fcs34 says: May 31, 2012 7:55 PM

    I am so glad this guy is not the QB of my team. I would hate to be in a position were I have to make excuses for this gigantic POS just because he wins games.

    Interesting how 31 other starting QB’s can seem to make it though life without being sued for sexual assualt every other week.

  42. spellingcops says: May 31, 2012 8:01 PM

    holeinone09 says: May 31, 2012 5:18 PM

    Let’s see…

    1. Some possible drafted studs on the OL, check. Better protection for Ben. May not have to run for his life to still get the time he buys when he does. Likely result: more positive plays with less downside bad ones. Better production, less mistakes.

    2. New offensive coordinator, check. Causes confusion for opposing defenses who can’t game plan for prior style. More use of tight end, fine with me. Likely result: more unpredictable offense, tougher for opponents. Ben and Haley will get along just fine, as professionals do.

    3. Quiet off-season for Ben, check. No bad off-field problems. Something to prove after way last season ended. Likely result: Ben is more-focused and out to succeed and excel. Media twiddles their thumbs and have to stick to asking about football matters.

    4. Same Steeler haters wasting their “valuable time” on a story about team and player they hate, making the same old and incorrect jokes, check. They are worried about the Steelers probably going 12-4 this year and winning another Super Bowl, need a distraction or something to convince themselves of what they say might even be true. Likely result: they continue to be morons. Watch Steelers move through playoffs while their team is done after regular season is over.
    ————————————————–
    Another Steelers homer looking through rose colored glasses and being overly optimistic, check. Steelers being 0-2 in their last two playoff games, check.

  43. bhindenemylines says: May 31, 2012 8:19 PM

    Since he left NE Haley has been a joke. As many poster have already pointed out, Ben has 2 SB rings and has been a Top 10 QB through out his career. Why bring in Haley to change an offense that Ben has been comfortable and successful in?

    Makes no sense to me.

  44. steelcurtainn says: May 31, 2012 8:36 PM

    Big Ben will be taking the bull by the horn and taking no bull either. He’s gonna another win another superbowl under Haley so you haters better get used to it.

  45. musportsfan says: May 31, 2012 8:38 PM

    It never ceases to amaze and amuse me at the Ben haters that follow him on blogs like little lost puppies. If you don’t care about him why do you continue to follow these blogs and leave useless comments? Oh, I forgot, to amuse the rest of us. :-)

  46. jtm12180 says: May 31, 2012 9:35 PM

    funny how people on here can constantly accuse ben of being a rapist and their posts all show up. two hours ago i made a post on here calling out all the unoriginal dbags on here and conveniently it doesn’t show up.

    typical on profootballtalk…

  47. t8ertot says: May 31, 2012 9:57 PM

    Bengals win the north

  48. ravensnosncaps says: May 31, 2012 10:21 PM

    You can get a good look at a t-bone by sticking your head up a bulls azz but wouldn’t you rather take the butchers word for it

  49. propertyofthebroncos says: May 31, 2012 10:54 PM

    Bathroom Ben jokes will never get old. If he wasn’t a disgusting human being they wouldn’t need to be said.

  50. Deb says: May 31, 2012 11:11 PM

    808raiderinparadise says:

    I was SHOCKED to see Haley brought in by Tomlin. This will be an issue during the season.
    Big Ben makes his best plays out of broken plays and his recievers knowing his insincts of where to be. Giving him a regimented Haley offense takes away his mobiltiy and big play abilities and will make the run game harder.
    ————————————————-
    You make a good point, but that sandlot style has been Ben’s biggest liability as well as his biggest asset. No, you can’t teach that stuff, and it has brought Ben and the Steelers a lot of success. But you can’t exclusively rely on that, either.

    Because he’s been so successful and doesn’t want to cramp his style, Ben hasn’t worked as hard as some others (Brady and P. Manning) at perfecting his game. That’s why after appearing in three Super Bowls and winning two people still debate his “elite” status. A QB with his natural talents should have progressed more. And his style causes him to take too many beatings. A lot of that is on the lousy offensive line–but not all of it. If he doesn’t learn to take more calculated risks as he gets older, he’s going to wind up with a shorter career.

    Ben needs an OC who can stand up to him, make him work harder, and help him channel his gifts. Arians was not that guy, but I believe Haley can be. Hope I’m right.

  51. craigmaitland says: May 31, 2012 11:39 PM

    Big Ben should be taking the bull by its horns in jail for what he did to those college girls.

  52. mitchitized says: Jun 1, 2012 5:01 AM

    Deb said thusly, with great panache:

    Because he’s been so successful and doesn’t want to cramp his style, Ben hasn’t worked as hard as some others (Brady and P. Manning) at perfecting his game. That’s why after appearing in three Super Bowls and winning two people still debate his “elite” status. A QB with his natural talents should have progressed more. And his style causes him to take too many beatings. A lot of that is on the lousy offensive line–but not all of it. If he doesn’t learn to take more calculated risks as he gets older, he’s going to wind up with a shorter career.

    Ben needs an OC who can stand up to him, make him work harder, and help him channel his gifts. Arians was not that guy, but I believe Haley can be. Hope I’m right.

    ——————————————————-

    That has been my thought exactly. I’m also hoping that the switch to Haley has brought more focus and priority to Ben on his own development, and that Haley is able to find the best ways to get Ben’s talents utilized without him taking such a beating.

    His ability to heave an 80-yard bomb for the TD while getting blasted by two defenders is awesome, and the main reason he will never see the field when he turns 35 (or earlier). He MUST change, or he’ll be forced to retire sooner than later.

    Not saying anything to the rape/bathroom comments, other than to say that the authors of said posts should be grateful that natural selection is no longer a factor.

  53. quittsburghstoolers says: Jun 1, 2012 8:39 AM

    I love how the Steeler fans cry about all the criticism being heaped onto their QB. Yet had Joe Flacco done the same dumbass things (the helmet-less cycle ride, the various stupid statements, the bathroom incident, the not-paying-the-bar-tab incident, the whole diva act, etc.) EVERYONE knows that Steeler fans would be throwing it all up in the Raven fans faces.

    But because Flacco hasn’t proved himself to be a PR nightmare for his team like Toothlessberger has, Steeler fans want everyone to leave poor old Toothy alone.

    Sorry, not happening. Toothy has made a damn fool outta himself publicly too many times for it to be ignored. If Steeler fans wouldn’t kiss his ass so hard & make excuses for him & basically worship him then maybe others wouldn’t feel so compelled to constantly point out his many flaws…

  54. aj4569 says: Jun 1, 2012 10:35 AM

    All of you stupid idots out there that keep talking about Ben and the bathroom need to get a life. y’all are just mad because your team sucks. The Steelers are the best team in football and without big Ben they wouldn’t have won two Superbowls. It took16 years to win another Superbowl and not untill Ben was drafted so all of you haters suck.

  55. mmmpierogi says: Jun 1, 2012 11:52 AM

    quittsburghstoolers says: Jun 1, 2012 8:39 AM

    I love how the Steeler fans cry about all the criticism being heaped onto their QB.

    **********************************************************

    No one’s crying about anything. When Ben has done stupid things (e.g., the motorcycle incident), he dug his own.

    What’s obnoxious is that it’s the same arguments from the same mindless fools two or three years after the fact. When people aren’t coming up with anything new to say, they start sounding like a broken record. It’s pathetic and obnoxious.

    So, if I’m crying about anything, it’s not that the guy’s done stupid things or brought negative publicity – that just is what it is. It’s that I come to a forum to talk about football or see what others think about football, and instead I get mindless cogs spitting out the same trash that somehow doesn’t get moderated out.

  56. Deb says: Jun 1, 2012 12:26 PM

    quittsburghstoolers says:

    If Steeler fans wouldn’t kiss his ass so hard & make excuses for him & basically worship him then maybe others wouldn’t feel so compelled to constantly point out his many flaws…

    ————————————————-
    You must be the old trickbunny ;) And you make excellent points. I don’t wish to kiss Roethlisberger’s anything, and frequently want to whack him over the head with my mama’s cast-iron skillet. Yes, he’s been a jackass.

    But whatever he is doesn’t change the fact that evidence shows the two (and only two) women (not young girls) who accused him of rape were lying. One texted friends the next day she couldn’t wait to see him again then a year later sued him for $3 million, and the other had a medical exam showing no sex occurred.

    False rape accusations against prominent (and not so prominent) figures is a common occurrence. As someone who’s really been there and known many others who’ve been there, it’s almost impossible for me to sit back and watch liars portrayed as victims. That has nothing to do with Roethlisberger … and everything to do with my own life experience.

  57. Deb says: Jun 1, 2012 12:27 PM

    quittsburghstoolers says:

    If Steeler fans wouldn’t kiss his ass so hard & make excuses for him & basically worship him then maybe others wouldn’t feel so compelled to constantly point out his many flaws…

    ————————————————-
    You must be the old trickbunny ;) And you make excellent points. I don’t wish to kiss Roethlisberger’s anything, and frequently want to whack him over the head with my mama’s cast-iron skillet. Yes, he’s been a jerk.

    But whatever he is doesn’t change the fact that evidence shows the two (and only two) women (not young girls) who accused him of rape were lying. One texted friends the next day she couldn’t wait to see him again then a year later sued him for $3 million, and the other had a medical exam showing no sex occurred.

    False rape accusations against prominent (and not so prominent) figures is a common occurrence. As someone who’s really been there and known many others who’ve been there, it’s almost impossible for me to sit back and watch liars portrayed as victims. That has nothing to do with Roethlisberger … and everything to do with my own life experience.

  58. randallflagg52 says: Jun 4, 2012 1:33 AM

    How sad is it that the entire economy of Pittsburgh is based off of Ben Roethlisberger? Remember when Pittsburgh used to have industry and jobs?

  59. quittsburghstoolers says: Jun 4, 2012 7:49 AM

    @ mmmpierogi:

    How many years ago did the Ray Lewis thing happen? He wasn’t found guilty of murder yet there are plenty of Steeler fans who call him that whenever his name is mentioned.

    For the record (although I’m sure you & others won’t believe it) I am not some other forum member using an alias nor am I a Ravens fan.

    The biggest reason I continue to bring up Toothlessberger’s shady history is because there are far too many Squealer fans who continue to praise this guy. The Steeler fans and the organization continue to support this guy despite his words and actions just because he helps the team win.

    I dare say that if Lucifer himself was the Steelers next QB he would be cheered on by Pittsburgh fans just so long as the team won and “Lucy’s” less-than-stellar conduct (words & actions) off the field wouldn’t turn those fans against him.

    I’m glad this guy isn’t on my team. There are plenty of great QBs that don’t act like a drunken frat boy. There’s an old saying that one is judged by the company they keep. Well, he’s not the type of person I’d wanna hang out with so why would I want him leading my team? I want my team’s QB to be someone I have no reason to be ashamed of or have to make excuses for his juvenile behavior. That’s 1 reason why I’m not a Steeler fan. I’d have to sell my “sports fan” soul to support this clod and no amount of titles is worth it IMO.

    But Steeler fans are willing to support this train wreck. So be it…

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