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Roethlisberger: Bryant has to “toughen up”

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The Steelers weren’t the same offense the last two weeks of the regular season that they were for much of the last two seasons.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh Tuesday morning that getting back to where the offense should be for the postseason will require more from wide receiver Martavis Bryant, who had one catch for no gain in last week’s win in Cleveland.

“Not that I’m shying from saying this [to Bryant]. It comes from love,” Roethlisberger said. “He needs to understand that…at this time of year you have to toughen up. You have to make tough plays, you have to make tough catches and you have to find ways to do everything you can to help this team.

“He was sick last week and that got him behind a little bit. But I love to challenge him. We all do. The sky is the limit for him. I want to challenge him to be the best in the world, and it’s really up to him with what he wants to do with that challenge.

“Does he want to crumble and wilt and pout and let it bother him? Or does he want to rise up, step up, say ‘I’ll take that challenge’ and does he want to be the best in the world?”

Bryant has scored 15 touchdowns in 21 career games but has been kept out of the end zone in four straight games. He had 10 catches for 87 yards vs. the Broncos on Dec. 20 but has two catches since.

Roethlisberger appears on The Cook and Poni Show every Tuesday.

“We need a big postseason from Martavis,” Roethlisberger said later in the interview. “We know defenses will be tuned in to [Antonio Brown] so we need other guys to step up.

“We need Martavis to grow and be tough. We need Steeler tough from him.”

Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Bryant had a minor injury last week.

“We’re excited about preparing this week with Martavis and everyone else,” Tomlin said.

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101 Responses to “Roethlisberger: Bryant has to “toughen up””
  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Jan 5, 2016 1:00 PM

    Rutt ro

  2. crosberger says: Jan 5, 2016 1:02 PM

    Bryant has completely disappeared for the last month. Is he back into the ganga? He better pick up his game for the Steelers to go anywhere in the post season. The skies the limit for him, but he has to want it.

  3. charliecharger says: Jan 5, 2016 1:03 PM

    Now I know why Big Ben has won two super bowls. He’s a good leader. A good leader makes everybody else better. He’s trying to encourage this kid and make him great. He wouldn’t be wasting his time if he didn’t think Bryant could do it. Ben has seen a lot of WRs in his day, and this kid has unlimited ability. Don’t be surprised to see the Steelers add another trophy this year.

  4. steelcurtainn says: Jan 5, 2016 1:04 PM

    Nice Timing. The steelers can win the superbowl with their offense but Bryant his going to have to be heavily involved. Big Bens right, MB needs to make the tough catches and I think he will.

  5. rutchaser says: Jan 5, 2016 1:04 PM

    I’m a Bengals fan but that’s just good leadership on Ben’s part. Nothing wrong with what he said at all.

  6. weepingjebus says: Jan 5, 2016 1:05 PM

    Gives me no pleasure to say it, but the Steelers could easily whup the Bengals and then go in to Denver and beat them. Let’s hope the Bengals pick up Tebow in case Dalton can’t go.

  7. pittsburgh84 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:06 PM

    In the interview it sounds like Ben has carefully chosen his words to motivate somebody that he cares about and respects.

    The headline sounds like Ben is throwing him under the bus.

  8. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 5, 2016 1:06 PM

    I see Ben has taken Bart Scott’s “tough guy” concept and run with it.

    I just have to wonder how tough I’d have to be to keep a person 1/2 my size in a small room they didn’t want to be in. More probable than not I’d need someone outside, just in case. Then again, I’m not a “tough guy” who can sit with the defense.

  9. bullcharger says: Jan 5, 2016 1:06 PM

    Hence the reason Ben has two Super Bowls and has been to three. He knows what it takes to win at this time of year.

    Still one of the great stats to me is that 12 of the last 14 NFL seasons either Brady, Manning or Roethlisberger have represented the AFC in the Super Bowl. They are all back in the playoffs, so there is at least a 50 percent chance of it happening again.

  10. bettis3636 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:07 PM

    I agree 10000000% … at one point this season i was thinking that Bryant was the best Clemson WR in the NFL even better then Watkins… but the past 3 weeks or so Bryant has dropped some HUGE passes and im glad Ben is calling him out… or even just addressing it to try to get him back in the right groove for the post season… last thing i wanna see is Martavis turn out to be Limus Sweed 2.0..!!

  11. jag1959 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:08 PM

    “Does he want to crumble and wilt and pout and let it bother him? Or does he want to rise up, step up, say ‘I’ll take that challenge’ and does he want to be the best in the world?”

    Whoa! Talk about tough love, lol.

    And not for nothing, I’m a Giants guy but arguably the ‘best in the world’ is already playing on the other side of the same offense. AB is as good as it gets

  12. jrterrier5 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:10 PM

    Sounds like a lousy way to motivate someone to call them out on a radio show. Just sayin. . .

  13. ninerfan81 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:11 PM

    says the guy that missed how many games?

  14. jacunn2000 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:12 PM

    He says the same thing to women when he corners them in bar restrooms.

  15. whocares69 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:13 PM

    Says the guy who is always “hurt” especially when down by 9 points.

  16. tedmurph says: Jan 5, 2016 1:15 PM

    Says the diva of the universe, who begged out vs the Browns when he was obviously able to play. As opposed to the QB Steeler fans like to call ‘Tammy’, who’s never missed a gm except when his knee was blown out. ‘Do as I say, it as I do’, right Ben?. Leaders lead by example

  17. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 5, 2016 1:16 PM

    Take him to a bathroom, Ben.

  18. flaccodelic says: Jan 5, 2016 1:16 PM

    Not saying this was the right way or the wrong way to address it- might have been totally right.
    But if it was, it means they have tried talking to him privately and he has, in fact, crumbled, wilted and/or pouted.

  19. cincyalldaway says: Jan 5, 2016 1:18 PM

    This coming from a guy who looks like he’s auditioning for an academy award every time he stubs his toe!

  20. joetoronto says: Jan 5, 2016 1:21 PM

    Martavius “I’m good because Big Ben is my QB and Antonio Brown & Markus Wheaton are on my team and Steeler fans play me up to be better than Sammy Watkins, which is a complete joke” Bryant.

  21. RavenzGunnerz says: Jan 5, 2016 1:22 PM

    Is that why he keeps hitting tough, well covered CBs?

  22. dickroy says: Jan 5, 2016 1:23 PM

    I just hope the Steelers that played the Cardinals and Broncos show up and not the team that played the Ravens.

  23. realdealsteel says: Jan 5, 2016 1:24 PM

    Toughen up young man. Your team needs you.

  24. patriotsticketssince1978 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:26 PM

    I’m happy there is no way the Pats play that team in the divisional round. I realize that you need to be careful what you wish for but I rank the Patriots biggest AFC challenges as Pittsburgh, KC, Denver, Cincinnati and Houston in that order.

    The reality is any of five teams could win the AFCC this season. (sorry Houston)

    The Patriots have certainly come back to the pack in the last two months of the season. Getting to a SB again would be an incredible performance IMO.

  25. openfieldtackle says: Jan 5, 2016 1:28 PM

    Prove it on the field guys. Tomlin’s team has not done ANYTHING for 5 years!

  26. dickroy says: Jan 5, 2016 1:28 PM

    I would hope Ben brought this up to Martavius privately before he said this on the radio. But he does need to get involved.

  27. theashleyguy says: Jan 5, 2016 1:29 PM

    “Do he want to crumble and wilt and pout and let it bother him? Or does he want to rise up, step up and say, ‘I’ll take that challenge’ and does he want to be the best in the world?

    This is coming from a guy who only played in 12 games this year because he was injured. This is coming from a guy who finished the regular season with a quarterback rating of 94.5, good for 12th in the NFL–wow–12th. I guess he would know about what it takes to be the best.

    If you have a quarterback who has crumbled and wilted during the season with an injury, and who didn’t have that good a season anyway, it lacks credibility for him to call out someone else. What a hypocrite.

  28. kowboydmac says: Jan 5, 2016 1:31 PM

    A few years ago, Clemson’s big dawg on campus was Tajh Boyd.

    No wonder he looked like a stud, throwing to Bryant, Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins.

    Hopkins = elite
    Watkins = elite (see Revis, Darelle)
    Bryant = top tier talent

    Up next: Mike Williams

    Dabo Sweeney should be hailed as an excellent recruiter. He’s done a good job at finding RB’s too, although they haven’t translated as well in the NFL (CJ Spiller, James Davis, Andre Ellington [who is good, but not elite])

  29. oddte says: Jan 5, 2016 1:31 PM

    And who knows ‘tough love’ better than Rotho?

  30. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 5, 2016 1:32 PM

    Joke, nothing, Bryant was clearly the best receiver to come out of Clemson proving it on the field, chum. The NUMBERS bear that out, not some opinion. For the last month though, for whatever receiver, Bryant’s been a non-factor. He has too much talent to stay down too long, though. Roethlisberger’s saying the obvious — get your head on straight, and your immense physical talents will follow.

  31. zappa69 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:33 PM

    Steeler tough? Lol.

  32. 4sacroc says: Jan 5, 2016 1:34 PM

    Tough love. The millennial culture could use it.

  33. hellawaitsusall says: Jan 5, 2016 1:34 PM

    ’bout time Ben turned into a man. And not getting into teens jeans and making the receivers believers.

  34. lambeauheap says: Jan 5, 2016 1:35 PM

    “Steeler tough” like that putrid defense?

    Tebowed out

    about to be Maccarroned out

  35. rankster1950 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:36 PM

    Don’t get much tougher than Ben.

  36. jim699 says: Jan 5, 2016 1:41 PM

    That’s inspiring talk from Ben. I love it. The whole team, including Ben, need that kind of talk from Tomlin.

    I remember how last season ended at the hands of that inferior team in Baltimore who comes ready to play each and every time. Will Pittsburgh come ready to play this week or will they once again come out looking like a team that believes all of their own hype?

    Backup QB or not, the Bengals can not be taken lightly. We can beat every team in the playoffs this year, and they can lose to all of them too, including the Texans and the Redskins.

  37. htowntexan says: Jan 5, 2016 1:52 PM

    Steelers are the worst AFC team in the playoffs, although they may squeak by Cinci since they are playing with a back-up QB and have Marvin Lewis as a coach. The two best teams, hands down, are the Chiefs and Texans in that order, based on play the second half of the season.

  38. tedmurph says: Jan 5, 2016 1:55 PM

    There’s not a GM in the league that takes Bryant over Watkins right now,including the clueless one in Pittsburgh. It’s unique to Steeler fans to think the entire roster is on the way to Canton.

  39. markdepace says: Jan 5, 2016 1:57 PM

    Actually Ben ranked 11th in QB rating this year. He was, however, first in YPG.

  40. draculalambert says: Jan 5, 2016 2:01 PM

    Ben is a great leader and mentor…..this is more proof

    #herewego

  41. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 5, 2016 2:04 PM

    This is how you handle things properly. In places like New England, this issue would have been handled through Facebook or Twitter, by the players wives.

  42. kuantan97 says: Jan 5, 2016 2:06 PM

    I can’t help but laugh at all those out there who keep talking up the Steelers because of their offense. The same Steelers who were embarrassed by the 5-11 Ravens and had trouble with Cleveland. They have no pass defense, but yet we are led to believe they are a threat…because, of course, high-flying offenses with a bad defense have such a storied history of road success in January.

  43. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Jan 5, 2016 2:06 PM

    patriotsticketssince1978 says:
    Jan 5, 2016 1:26 PM
    I’m happy there is no way the Pats play that team in the divisional round. I realize that you need to be careful what you wish for but I rank the Patriots biggest AFC challenges as Pittsburgh, KC, Denver, Cincinnati and Houston in that order.

    The reality is any of five teams could win the AFCC this season. (sorry Houston)

    The Patriots have certainly come back to the pack in the last two months of the season. Getting to a SB again would be an incredible performance IMO.
    _______________

    You have 4 years on me as a season ticket holder bu I respectfully disagree with the first paragraph. KC, Denver (only because of homefield), Pittsburgh, Cincy, Houston. The Steelers offense is formidable and they would be #1 with a bullet if the game were in Pittsburgh but that D in Foxborough knocks them down the list a couple of pegs.

    Totally agree, with the exception of Houston the field is pretty wide open. The injuries have done for any room for error the Pats may have had. Even if all the potentially available guys make it back that O-line will remain a weak link. They will have to play pretty much mistake free to get back to the SB.

  44. tedmurph says: Jan 5, 2016 2:08 PM

    Wrong. In New England you hear this : ‘ ‘

  45. johngaltx says: Jan 5, 2016 2:14 PM

    Needs the weed.

  46. bunkmcnulty says: Jan 5, 2016 2:15 PM

    I have no issue with what Ben has said, BUT…say it in the locker room and to his face. This stuff of calling out team mates in the media may “not” be the best leadership method.

    If I was a diva WR I would be pissed if he didn’t say it to my face.

    BUT…last I checked Ben has won more SB’s than I have.

  47. trollaikman8 says: Jan 5, 2016 2:20 PM

    A total diva telling another diva to toughen up.
    That’s rich.

  48. pitts6 says: Jan 5, 2016 2:23 PM

    Wheaton is the next great Pitt receiver. Not this guy.

  49. johnodocks says: Jan 5, 2016 2:27 PM

    Ben is spoiled by Antonio Brown. And it’s unrealistic to expect you can turn another receiver into an AB with tough talk.

  50. Stacey Kengal says: Jan 5, 2016 2:30 PM

    I think Ben needs to call out the whole defense, although they’ve saved his interception-throwing- ass a bit of late. Guys have been wide open all season long though and too many big plays on 3rd and long. The takeaways are great and have somewhat evened-out a less-than-stellar Stiller defense this year. Still, another SB is within reach now, especially if the D steps it up a notch or two. Hopefully Williams can play, as that’s another big factor. I remember Rocky Blier and Franco Harris both being out one playoff game and it was just too much to overcome. Gotta be able to run the ball at least a little bit to win a SB.

  51. sbchampsagain says: Jan 5, 2016 2:31 PM

    Bryant needs to toughen up and
    Roethlisburger needs to slim down.

  52. gadlaw says: Jan 5, 2016 2:34 PM

    Funny having Rapelesburg telling people to man up.

  53. vottorific says: Jan 5, 2016 2:38 PM

    Bryant better toughen up quick. Pacmans waitin for ya bub.

  54. sudz28 says: Jan 5, 2016 2:45 PM

    “Steelers are the worst AFC team in the playoffs, although they may squeak by Cinci since they are playing with a back-up QB and have Marvin Lewis as a coach.”

    Ummmm, doesn’t that then make Cinci the worst AFC team in the playoffs?

  55. sbchampsagain says: Jan 5, 2016 2:48 PM

    Does Tomlin get fired if the Steelers lose to Cincy?

    On Saturday, at least one teams’s playoff win drought will continue…

    Which team’s post season futility continues?

  56. holeinone09 says: Jan 5, 2016 2:48 PM

    Ben has rarely said or made negative gestures on-field to any other Steeper that messed up. So there must be more going on in the background than even watching Martavis look like he is trying to catch balls with 2×4’s recently. He has dropped a number of catchable balls and has looked clumsy and awkward. I thought and still believe this guy is going to be a stud but they need him to perform right now.

    And Ben, try to keep the pics down when you are trying to make plays. You are better than that.

  57. headwoundharry says: Jan 5, 2016 2:49 PM

    And how many weeks did Fat Ben miss this season??

  58. steelcurtainn says: Jan 5, 2016 2:54 PM

    I laugh at post questioning Big Bens toughness. I bet most of you have never played the game. Big Bens as tough as nails and he’s trying to get M.B to be the same.

  59. troylok says: Jan 5, 2016 3:11 PM

    Too bad Big Ben can’t coach defense.

  60. joetoronto says: Jan 5, 2016 3:11 PM

    , Bryant was clearly the best receiver to come out of Clemson proving it on the field, chum. The NUMBERS bear that out, not some opinion.
    ………………
    The numbers bear it out, eh?

    2015: Watkins: 13 games played (including 2 in which he left with injury), 60 receptions on 95 targets, 1047 yds, 9 TD’s

    2015: Bryant: 11 games played, 50 rec on 92 targets, 765 yds, 6 TD’s.

    How do the numbers bear out that Bryant is better? What i see in Watkins is a guy targeted less often, in an offense that passes less, with a middle of the road QB who STILL had more catches despite comparable targets, and more TDs, meanwhile Bryant has an elite QB throwing to him for the majority of the season, makes less yards, catches, & TD’s out of his targets, AND he plays opposite the best WR in the NFL. Watkins plays opposite Robert Woods and Chris Hogan, LOL!

    I would love a sound elaboration on how Bryant’s numbers bear out he is the best receiver out of Clemson.

  61. mmack66 says: Jan 5, 2016 3:25 PM

    steelcurtainn says:
    Jan 5, 2016 2:54 PM

    I laugh at post questioning Big Bens toughness. I bet most of you have never played the game. Big Bens as tough as nails and he’s trying to get M.B to be the same.
    ——————-

    No one is questioning his toughness, because everyone already knows he isn’t tough.

    He’s down around RG3 and Sam Bradford on the out due to injury scale.

  62. captainwhodat says: Jan 5, 2016 3:33 PM

    Roethlisberger has to stop doing his best Ryan Fitzpatrick and quit throwing silly interceptions…last two games has not look good.
    I like the Bengals this weekend…

  63. tedmurph says: Jan 5, 2016 3:35 PM

    I predicted the Steelers would win 9/10 gms and miss the playoffs. After an epic choke against Mallett and the Ravens, Steelers lucked out with an equal choke by the Jets. Still going nowhere. I would relish the Steelers coming to New England and getting their usual beating. Unfortunately they won’t get that far. Pats drafted Gronk, greatest TE of all time. I’ll take him and a healthy Edelman over A Brown and whomever. All day. Thanks for the copy and paste input

  64. holeinone09 says: Jan 5, 2016 3:37 PM

    To all the posters questioning Ben, guess you are glad he isn’t the QB of your team. And how many of you are sitting at home now with your team not in the playoffs? Thought so.

    And yet again, its looking like Ben will probably have to carry the team if they can’t generate a decent running game. I hope he has some of his best ever games in the playoffs and is the SB MVP.

  65. conflictedobserver says: Jan 5, 2016 3:46 PM

    bettis3636 the best clemson receiver in the league? better than wadkins?
    De’andre Hopkins and his 111 catches this year, his 1500+ yrds receiving and his 11 touchdowns smoke Bryant on ever level.both are young. hopkins has 240 catches as a pro and 19 tds.
    m bryant 50 catches 765 yds and 6 tds this year.
    theres no comparison.
    your guy would be a really strong #3 based on those 3 guys talents and stats.
    fandom is a wonderful place to live!

  66. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 5, 2016 3:49 PM

    Questioning Ben’s toughness just proves your trollness…..child you aren’t serious?

  67. pick6ftw says: Jan 5, 2016 3:49 PM

    Ben uses that same pep-talk for men and women.

  68. bradygirl12 says: Jan 5, 2016 3:51 PM

    Did someone come out and challenge Roethlisberger in the media back in the day? You know,the days when he was busy carousing,accosting women,drinking, riding his motorcycle without a helmet and nearly killing himself? Just wondering because I would rather he challenge me to my face,not in the media,given his history.

  69. Stacey Kengal says: Jan 5, 2016 3:51 PM

    Haters gonna hate. Winners just win.

  70. steelcitysportsfan14 says: Jan 5, 2016 3:56 PM

    Maybe Ben should look in the mirror though. Yes he’s right on Bryant needing to step up, but if Ben keeps throwing two interceptions a game the Steelers will be going home this weekend.

  71. mmack66 says: Jan 5, 2016 4:15 PM

    Hard to believe that the same bozos that cry and moan about Tom Brady being a cheater can so easily defend a rapist.

    I guess that’s what being a fan is all about.

  72. ohand16 says: Jan 5, 2016 4:22 PM

    But I thought he was the best receiver drafted from Clemson 2 years ago?

  73. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 5, 2016 4:25 PM

    I guess that’s what being a fan is all about.

    Being a fan is great. Being a troll is annoying so calling Ben a rapist when he has never been charged is what a troll is all about. When backed into a corner a troll brings up the rape stuff…..it’s as old as the wax in your ears.

  74. nflrule says: Jan 5, 2016 4:27 PM

    Ok fat boy!

  75. stillers213 says: Jan 5, 2016 4:31 PM

    Given the RB situation, the Steelers need to deploy 2 TE sets with Heath and Jesse James and try to keep one in the backfield for protection or an outlet. I do not want to see Spaeth on the field. Ever noticed how certain people’s name is always said using both first and last? Jesse James. Nice ring to it.

  76. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 5, 2016 4:31 PM

    steelcurtainn says:
    Jan 5, 2016 2:54 PM
    I laugh at post questioning Big Bens toughness. I bet most of you have never played the game. Big Bens as tough as nails and he’s trying to get M.B to be the same.

    When you’re usually the biggest guy on the field you should be tougher than those other guys. Since 2009, who has missed more games to injury, Brady or Roethlisberger?

    Brady also takes more hits since he has no oline. maybe Ben should try a green supplement.

  77. stillers213 says: Jan 5, 2016 4:46 PM

    Give me a break, this season is the first one in which Ben’s line is better than Brady’s, albeit without Pouncey. All other years Ben was fighting for his life back there. Try another argument.
    By the way, which QB is limping around this week?

  78. natijim235 says: Jan 5, 2016 4:49 PM

    Lol Ben plays philosopher.

  79. williamshatnerstoupee says: Jan 5, 2016 4:54 PM

    That “man” who plays for the team up there in the northeast was looking a bit subdued the last time I had a glimpse of him. And his gait looked a bit exaggerated.

  80. mmack66 says: Jan 5, 2016 5:23 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jan 5, 2016 4:25 PM

    I guess that’s what being a fan is all about.

    Being a fan is great. Being a troll is annoying so calling Ben a rapist when he has never been charged is what a troll is all about. When backed into a corner a troll brings up the rape stuff…..it’s as old as the wax in your ears.
    ————————-

    Get real. Where there’s smoke there’s fire.

    Of course he was never charged, because he paid off the accusers.

  81. mmack66 says: Jan 5, 2016 5:26 PM

    I guess Big Ben just went along with a six-game suspension for no reason.

  82. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 5, 2016 5:28 PM

    I predicted the Steelers would win 9/10 gms and miss the playoffs. After an epic choke against Mallett and the Ravens, Steelers lucked out with an equal choke by the Jets. Still going nowhere. I would relish the Steelers coming to New England and getting their usual beating. Unfortunately they won’t get that far. Pats drafted Gronk, greatest TE of all time. I’ll take him and a healthy Edelman over A Brown and whomever. All day. Thanks for the copy and paste input

    Teddy rewriting history is one of your go to’s when called out… You boast and bluster so much I bet it’s hard to keep a finger on the truth. Also I said nothing about Tight ends so leave Gronk out. So tell me again who have the Cheaties drafted?
    Thanks for the usual lies, diversions and denials… The usual Pats brats attics.

  83. easyeintennessee says: Jan 5, 2016 5:29 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Jan 5, 2016 2:04 PM
    This is how you handle things properly. In places like New England, this issue would have been handled through Facebook or Twitter, by the players wives.

    ————————————————————————–

    Hilarious! Calling out a player on a radio show is how you handle things properly? That’s Steeler logic at its finest! It might be one small step up from a players wife on Twitter saying something.

  84. hahaicansezbelicheat says: Jan 5, 2016 5:40 PM

    You have to admire Ben’s resolve, he just won’t take “no” for an answer.

  85. realdealsteel says: Jan 5, 2016 5:48 PM

    Tomlin hasn’t won a playoff game in over 5 years. Need to tell the coach to toughen up too.

  86. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 5, 2016 5:52 PM

    I guess Big Ben just went along with a six-game suspension for no reason.

    So I guess that type of logic applies to your owner Mr Kraft giving up a couple draft picks…..you can’t have it both ways.

    If enough evidence is available a District Attorney will prosecute …ill give you a hint Einstein….there wasn’t enough evidence.

    Still sticking to where there there is smoke there is a “deflator”

  87. twpguy1964 says: Jan 5, 2016 5:52 PM

    Funny thing is, A slumping Bryant is still BETTER then any other teams WR in the division not named Green !!!!

  88. fanofpft says: Jan 5, 2016 6:04 PM

    You could saw the same for at least 80 % of all the receivers in the league. They are all tying to preserve their carriers first and foremost. And probably all checking their peripherals as they catch. And probably why there are so many dropped passes.

  89. tedmurph says: Jan 5, 2016 6:11 PM

    Roethlisberger ruined a young woman’s life and some Steeler fans continue to defend him because he’s the out if shape slacking QB they all want to rlot for. It just doesn’t get any more pathetic

  90. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 5, 2016 6:21 PM

    Roethlisberger ruined a young woman’s life and some Steeler fans continue to defend him because he’s the out if shape slacking QB they all want to rlot for. It just doesn’t get any more pathetic

    Teddy I challenge you to supply proof Ben ruined this girls life. You Pat’s fans are all about the proof over deflated balls yet you feel comfortable slandering Big Ben…I guess getting called out as a liar will do that. Either show the proof or close the copious pie hole.

  91. doublebase says: Jan 5, 2016 6:26 PM

    I think this is one of those situations where you start talking…and just can’t stop…even though you know you should.

  92. tedmurph says: Jan 5, 2016 6:58 PM

    The woman Roethlisberger took into the bathroom, with his bodyguards guarding the hallway, subsequently dropped out of school and moved back with her parents. I believe she’s waitressing. Charges were dropped after the prosecuter, who was overmatched against ‘big bens’ army of lawyers, decided a he said, she said with a drunken witness was unwinnable. Doesn’t mean he’s innocent. Especially with his track record. Who’s another QB accused of sexual assault, numerous times? None.

    The World Champion New England Patriots drafted 6 Pro Bowlers. Steelers 3. Some people never tire about being wrong. They’re an embarrassment to steeler fans. And themselves.

  93. xxpoisoniveyxx says: Jan 5, 2016 7:12 PM

    Hey Tedmurph, Isn’t one of your pro bowlers serving life for murder?

  94. tedmurph says: Jan 5, 2016 7:31 PM

    Hey Tedmurph, Isn’t one of your pro bowlers serving life for murder?

    There’s your difference. Not ONE person in New England has EVER defended Hernandez. EVVEEERRR! One tooth,
    6th grade educated steeler fans will go to the mat for ‘big ben’ though. Excellent point xx. Thanks for playing.

  95. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 5, 2016 7:51 PM

    The woman Roethlisberger took into the bathroom, with his bodyguards guarding the hallway, subsequently dropped out of school and moved back with her parents. I believe she’s waitressing. Charges were dropped after the prosecuter, who was overmatched against ‘big bens’ army of lawyers, decided a he said, she said with a drunken witness was unwinnable. Doesn’t mean he’s innocent. Especially with his track record. Who’s another QB accused of sexual assault, numerous times? None.

    The World Champion New England Patriots drafted 6 Pro Bowlers. Steelers 3. Some people never tire about being wrong. They’re an embarrassment to steeler fans. And themselves.

    Again no facts Teddy. Who’s words are “overmatched”… They are yours without any supporting facts.

    We were talking about wide receivers and you included Gronk, he is all pro yes, but he is not a part of the discussion. So now you need to digress , divert, obfuscate the argument by going the entire roster. And you wonder why I think you are a bully, a boasting women hater, and a
    Fraud……it’s ok intelligent people know you Ted every town has a guy who wants to be important ….but lies are wrong.

  96. samoanjungle says: Jan 5, 2016 7:57 PM

    Doesn’t matter. I don’t care how good your pass game is, how can you win without a running game to speak of?
    Sprains don’t heal in 6 days and the next guy up averages 2 yards a pop.
    I see the Bengals playing Nickle D and rushing the QB all day.
    The only way the Steelers win is if McCarron has a melt-down or the Bengals fumble a couple times, injuries happen etc.
    Eiffert is healthy and has been pretty much unstoppable.
    And McCarron is used to playing big-time Saturday night games.

  97. tedmurph says: Jan 5, 2016 8:05 PM

    If you don’t think the Georgia prosecuter was overmatched, well, I get that. You’re being overmatched too.

    This is about name a Pro Bowl WR the Pats have drafted? Who gives a crap? OK, you don’t want to count Gronk. Name a defensive player on the steelers that’s going to the Pro Bowl this year. Let me know after they’re eliminated. Only Heywood has even a remote chance. The Pats have a better roster than the steelers, waaayyy better coaching, own the steelers and are just flat out better. I know it hurts, but it’s the truth.

    Cut and paste with someone on your level. Ask for ID 1rst, just to be safe.

  98. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 5, 2016 8:06 PM

    Hey Tedmurph, Isn’t one of your pro bowlers serving life for murder?

    There’s your difference. Not ONE person in New England has EVER defended Hernandez. EVVEEERRR! One tooth,
    6th grade educated steeler fans will go to the mat for ‘big ben’ though. Excellent point xx. Thanks for playing.

    Proof Teddy???? It’s easy to mouth the words of a homer but you have no proof….open mouth insert a Boston Creme from DD.
    I think making fun of Steelers fans 6 th grade education shows your maturity level and the number of beers you have had. Relax Teddy you are what you are you ain’t what you ain’t. Honest you ain’t….trying to belittle a fan base is for 12 year olds and as an 18 year old you should be above that….

  99. pittguy122 says: Jan 5, 2016 8:27 PM

    I can’t believe these idiots !!! Like him or not, Big Ben is the toughest QB to ever play the game…..(Period)

  100. matteyghoukis says: Jan 5, 2016 8:38 PM

    First of all don’t listen to some punk ass from Boston. They’re all hair triggered Kunts the moment you mention them being cheaters. Other than that Ben is right, and they probably know more than they’re gonna say. Bryant is a troubled dude, and that’s not going to Change.

    I hope he can get his life together, but giving him a bunch of money, and an offseason is bad for him. I really hope he can turn things around not just to be a good receiver, but so he don’t end up in trouble again..

  101. bubbahotepp says: Jan 6, 2016 1:09 AM

    ‘He has to get Steeler tough!’….I like that.

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