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Roethlisberger keeps talking about how he doesn’t want to talk about trade rumor

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On Tuesday, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talked for the third straight day about the talk that he could be traded.  He said at the time that he’d talk about it no more.

On Wednesday, he talked about not wanting to talk about it again.  Twice.

“To me it’s about this game and things like that take away from this team and what we’re trying to do,” Roethlisberger reporters covering the Steelers, via Scott Brown of  “It’s a non-issue with me because it’s silly so it’s not worth addressing, and to me the focus is on this week and the Detroit Lions.”

Roethlisberger had a similar message for reporters covering the Lions, who’ll play the Steelers this weekend.

“It’s so ridiculous,” Roethlisberger said, via Brown.  “I just talked to our guys that I’m not even going to address it because what it does is it takes away from what we’re trying to do and that’s win this football game and that’s all that matters to me.  So to me, it makes me so mad I don’t even want to address it anymore.”

With that, he should be done addressing the issue of not wanting to address it.  Until the offseason, that is, when the Steelers try to address his contract and Roethlisberger addresses to the team a desire to be paid among the highest-compensated players in the game, which at that point could cause the Steelers to explore moving him to a new address.

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32 Responses to “Roethlisberger keeps talking about how he doesn’t want to talk about trade rumor”
  1. scrp2 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:40 PM

    Pay Cut! There, I said it.

  2. swaggyy says: Nov 13, 2013 3:41 PM

    He never got past the goal line in SB XL!

  3. cardiovascularendurance says: Nov 13, 2013 3:45 PM

    So you’re blaming Roethlisberger for the questions the reporters are asking? This is why Randy Moss started conducting his own interviews.

  4. bobzilla1001 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:46 PM

    Me thinks he protests way too much…

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 13, 2013 3:47 PM

    Meanwhile all of his value for the 2013 season that also could have been traded away is now spilling down the drain. Along with everybody else that probably should have been traded.

    Just another mega-millions reverse lottery that only a billionaire can foolishly afford to play.

  6. heathn09 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:48 PM

    So the media asks him about what he thinks about the trade speculation, he says he doesn’t want to talk about it anymore, and an article is written about how he keeps talking about it? Makes sense…..

  7. gdeli says: Nov 13, 2013 3:50 PM

    The Vikings will probably take him!

  8. nagihcimwolves50 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:52 PM

    He didn’t have to get past the goal line…all he had to do was break the plane.

    Get over it.

  9. overratedsteelerhater says: Nov 13, 2013 3:52 PM

    if he goes then the coach goes to.they would have to tank the season to have chance at one these qb’s in the would not be the same as a raven fan with out him on pitt….

  10. bigbenownsthenfl says: Nov 13, 2013 3:53 PM

    flacco got paid and he isn’t half the QB ben is…pay the man!

  11. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 13, 2013 3:54 PM

    I’m confused – how is he still talking about it if he says it’s too silly to address and he’s focused on this week’s opponent. What’s he supposed to do, give em the silent treatment?

  12. farvite says: Nov 13, 2013 3:57 PM

    Made for eachother.

    Just like Jerrah and the Cowboys.

  13. citizenstrange says: Nov 13, 2013 3:58 PM

    This will be the Steeler’s third season in a row without a playoff win, starting with getting Tebowed two years ago.

    $25 million a year seems like an awful lot for a quarterback who can’t get a win when his defense gives up over 17 points.

    And the Steelers can miss the playoffs just as well with Bruce Gradkowski or Landry Jones.

  14. nflfan22 says: Nov 13, 2013 4:03 PM

    I admire Roethlisberger for his patience while the idiots in the media keep asking him the question over and over. maybe if he already said he was done talking about it, the classless punks in media should show some respect and stop asking.

  15. brownoholic says: Nov 13, 2013 4:08 PM

    overratedsteelerhater says:
    Nov 13, 2013 3:52 PM

    they would have to tank the season to have chance at one these qb’s in the draft.


    Or maybe just proceed as is….

  16. eagles512 says: Nov 13, 2013 4:10 PM

    Not a fan but he’d also be ripped if he refused to answer. Wonder why the media is hated.

  17. routerunner says: Nov 13, 2013 4:12 PM

    One of the more overrated QBs I’ve seen in a long time. And what a phony.

  18. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Nov 13, 2013 4:13 PM

    To be fair, Roethlisberger is only responding to questions. It’s not like he just keeps bringing the topic up out of the blue – as your article (and its’ headline) imply.

    Also, Swaggyy needs to learn that one not get past the goal line to score a TD. All one needs to do is have the forward-most point of the football pin-prick the imaginary vertical plane at the forward edge of the end zone. In short, yes, Ben scored at touchdown by about 3 inches – as unpopular to digest as that is for some.

  19. getyourownname says: Nov 13, 2013 4:17 PM

    It’s shocking, shocking, to see Ben dwelling in the drama.

  20. gbfb88 says: Nov 13, 2013 4:20 PM

    I have never seen a two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback treated so poorly.

  21. 6ball says: Nov 13, 2013 4:20 PM

    His value will be highest this offseason. If you are going to move him, that will be the time.

    Trading BR would bring draft choices, cap relief and a new young QB to rebuild with.


  22. dexterismyhero says: Nov 13, 2013 4:26 PM

    Did they ask any questions about Milledgeville?

  23. iheartflacco says: Nov 13, 2013 4:35 PM

    Everybody’s so quick to get rid of the ‘big, dumb” qb who’s been to the SB 3 times in 10 years. Kinda reminds me of the Bradshaw talk in the golden years, sans the talent around him.

    Swap Ben out for the QB on ANY of those pretenders in AFC North and they are up 4 games on the 2nd place team. Conversely not one of those other b***** qb’s would even still be active after getting beaten to death for one game behind that makeshift line.

    Hopefully Ben won’t demand Flacco money…ha ha ha ha ha. Ravens……..genius……you are seeing your REAL qb this year.

  24. Nofoolnodrool says: Nov 13, 2013 4:42 PM

    Me thinks too many obsess too much on Ben. Grow up and get a new hobby. Maybe coloring books?

  25. quittsburghstoolers says: Nov 13, 2013 4:50 PM

    “Roethlisberger keeps talking about how he doesn’t want to talk about trade rumor”


    … and talking and talking and talking.

    The love of Big Bum’s life isn’t his wife.

    It’s the sound of his own voice….

  26. hobiecat1 says: Nov 13, 2013 5:04 PM

    Ben plays for the Steelers one more year and then Elway signs him to replace Manning.

  27. Deb says: Nov 13, 2013 6:49 PM

    Maybe it’s just me, Florio, but I enjoy your humor.

    As for being damned if he does, and damned if he doesn’t … Roethlisberger can answer reporters’ inquiries by saying, “No, I don’t want to be traded. Next question.” That way, he’s not giving them a “No comment” to speculate about nor is he saying for three straight days that he’s not going to address something he keeps addressing. He’s a veteran quarterback and should know how to handle the media at this point in his career. If you know nothing else about Roethlisberger, you should know he enjoys this attention.

  28. mlbbal52 says: Nov 13, 2013 9:34 PM

    He’s won the SB twice in his career he pretty much can say or not say whatever he wants. There’s prolly more pressing matters to report…

  29. braczey29 says: Nov 13, 2013 9:51 PM

    He has always been in serious love with himself

  30. winorlose6burgh says: Nov 14, 2013 12:10 AM

    Big Ben is the man lets see how long Tom Brady last behind this line no Qb out there can do what he does behind that trash line

  31. karla36 says: Nov 14, 2013 1:20 PM

    And to think it all began with Tebow…LOL

  32. mikemyditka says: Nov 14, 2013 7:59 PM

    “citizenstrange says:
    Nov 13, 2013 3:58 PM
    This will be the Steeler’s third season in a row without a playoff win, starting with getting Tebowed two years ago.

    $25 million a year seems like an awful lot for a quarterback who can’t get a win when his defense gives up over 17 points.”

    First, he makes 11.6 Million. Where’d you get that he makes 25 Million? From your colon or your rectum?

    Secondly, Like 75% of the NFL Hasnt Won a Playoff Game the last two years, so…whats your point?

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