Roethlisberger: Martavis Bryant told me he doesn’t want to go anywhere

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Sunday brought a report that Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant requested a trade, which was followed by Bryant tweeting that he’s happy in Pittsburgh and his girlfriend apparently confirming the report.

That leaves some uncertainty about Bryant’s desire, but Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger feels pretty sure about where the wide receiver’s head is at the moment. Roethlisberger was asked about the report during a Tuesday appearance on “Cook and Poni” on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh and said his conversations with Bryant haven’t left him thinking Bryant wants out.

“Martavis, I talked to him, he doesn’t want to go anywhere,” Roethlisberger said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Sometimes things come from agents because they want what they think is best for the player and don’t realize that it ends up hurting the player. I don’t know exactly what happened here, but I do know that Martavis, there hasn’t been any inklings of unhappiness. It’s unnecessary drama.”

Whatever happened, Bryant is in Pittsburgh and there’s no sign that the Steelers plan to change that in the near future. An uptick in production from Bryant would likely ensure things remained that way and Roethlisberger said he thinks increased repetitions after missing all of last year will get Bryant back to a role like the one he played in 2015.

16 responses to “Roethlisberger: Martavis Bryant told me he doesn’t want to go anywhere

  1. Credibility, thy name is Ben Roethlisberger.

    Let me see, do I believe a guy in the huddle or a troll trying to be cute on a keyboard…..I’ll take Ben for $1000 Alex.

  2. Another swing and miss for Rappaport.

    But it seems that other players on Steelers echoed the same sentiment as Big Ben did. Ramon Foster said that this was a few weeks ago and Bryant has since spoken with teammates and coaches and the entire locker room moved on from this only for it to resurface from Rappaport a few weeks later. Nothing to see here.

  3. All receivers are going to come across as jerks eventually. They have to rely on their QBs to even give them targets. It’s tough, running your routes, blocking, going through the whistle when you know pre snap your clown show QB probably won’t be able to even see you are open.

  4. Whether Bryant said he wants to be traded or not, they need to get this guy the ball! I’m not a Steelers fan but every time I’ve ever seen this guy prior to his suspension I thought his talent was elite level. If he went to a team where he could be the #1 WR, focus and stay on the straight & narrow it could be Randy Moss-like production

  5. Martavias Bryant told Ben and doesn’t want to go anywhere and his girlfriend told Ben to get the hell out of the bathroom.

  6. relggigeht says:
    October 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm
    Steelers will be fine. I think they can get to the Super Bowl.

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    Sure they can purchase tickets like anyone else!

  7. Sure they can purchase tickets like anyone else!

    I am surprised you would show your face after boasting about the Steelers were going to get beat by KC….have you no shame….wait no you don’t …

    I really have to hand it to you you your quip was a real knee snapper…….before the internet made it possible for you to embarrass yourself….get a job you bum.

  8. Martavias Bryant told Ben and doesn’t want to go anywhere and his girlfriend told Ben to get the hell out of the bathroom.

    15 12

    Figuratively your Big Ben jokes are as old as the last Bengal playoff win……oh, we’re old enough to understand the game back then….wait never mind you don’t get even now.

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