Ben Roethlisberger to Julian Edelman: Our Lombardi Trophies show how we’re run

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Patriots receiver Julian Edelman derided the Steelers after Antonio Brown turned Pittsburgh’s postgame locker room into a Facebook Live session, saying, “That’s how that team is run.” Ben Roethlisberger disagreed.

Asked today about Edelman’s comments, Roethlisberger said the Steelers’ six Vince Lombardi Trophies show how their franchise is run.

“I don’t think I need to speak much,” Roethlisberger answered when asked what he’d say to Edelman. “We’ve got our trophies out there. I’ve got owners that I think are the best in the business. They’re family to us, and I’m sure if he talked to his owner, he would say the same thing about the Rooneys. Anybody in here in the football world or the regular world that owns the Rooneys knows what they stand for. It’s a blessing to call them a family.”

Although Brown’s postgame antics were foolish, Roethlisberger is right that in general the Steelers are considered one of the league’s better-run organizations. Which made it all the more surprising that a normally buttoned-up team had such a foolish mistake in the locker room.

195 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger to Julian Edelman: Our Lombardi Trophies show how we’re run

  1. Good effort defending your team and team mates Ben, but it comes up a little short. 4 trophies from the 70s are not relevant to Mike Tomlin and the Steelers. What is relevant is Brown proving his lack of respect (at best) for Tomlin who is telling the team to not do what Brown is in the process of doing. It’s hilarious. I respect Ben for coming back and defending his guys, but there really is no defense…

  2. Here we go… Big Boy ought to stop running his mouth. It takes this exact match-up for me to say this, but Go Patriots! I hope they win 54-15. I can see Brady picking that secondary apart. I’ll give Boswell five more field goals – guy is a machine. Pittsburgh’s red zone offense is weak when matched up against good defenses.

  3. umm, edelman is right…never in a million years with what happened
    with antonio brown would ever happen in a new england locker room.

    ever

    pittsburgh needs to own the idea that their owner runs the league with the maras, jerrah, woody johnson who hired goodell, etc, etc.

    all the rules are applied differently to ne, while teams like pitt run amuck while being sanctimonious in the process.

    the fact joey porter is still roaming the sidelines is also a joke

  4. This could go back-and-forth all day. Steroids and rape accusations on one side, claims of taping from the wrong location and trumped up charges to give teams like Pittsburgh a head start on the other. Hahaaa
    Go PATS!!!

  5. In the last 15 years the Pats have picked up four such trophies while the Steelers have just 2. Furthermore, Belichick has 4 Lombardi’s while Tomlin has just 1 as a HC. Me thinks his argument falls a little flat in that regard. Mike Tomlin is no Chuck Noll.

  6. Ahhh, just as Florio said, the full context of Edelman’s quote is much less salacious as the headline implies:

    “Hey, people have different rules,” receiver Julian Edelman said on WEEI in Boston. “That’s how that team is run. I personally don’t think that would be something that would happen in our locker room. But, hey, whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue. Some people like tulips and some people like roses, whatever.”

  7. Brown did something stupid.
    Edelman did something stupid.

    The score is now 7-7, and we are still four days from kickoff.

    What will be the score when the game starts Sunday?

  8. The comment was directed at Tomlin. Only NFL HC to put his leg in the field of play to intentionally trip around player then laugh about Yep. Pure class.

  9. rhamrhoddy says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:37 AM
    This could go back-and-forth all day. Steroids and rape accusations on one side, claims of taping from the wrong location and trumped up charges to give teams like Pittsburgh a head start on the other. Hahaaa
    Go PATS!!!
    —————-

    How is that Double Homicide thing working out for Aaron H.?

    exactly!

  10. The Steelers are a reflection of their coach. That was what Edelman was saying. Low class.

    He is 100% correct.

  11. The Patriots are horrible because their qb is pretty and their coach is grumpy, but the steelers are all class despite their coach tripping players on the field and their qb getting numerous accusations of sexual assault. Oh and they deflated footballs.

  12. Edelman actually made the more undisciplined move. Both teams insulted the other team. Edelman managed to switch the narrative, and now the Pats are on the defensive with this garbage.

    Again … not that any of this mattered from the beginning. Anyone citing b.board material is reaching comically.

  13. As usual, Ben needs it drawn in crayon to understand the context. He (Julian) was referring to how the locker room is run, as in Tomlin runs a much looser ship than Belichick does.

  14. I can only hope the Steelers prevent the Pats from going to the Super Bowl. If the Pats make a bunch of mistakes against the Steelers like they did against Houston– Big Ben, Bell, and AB are going to take advantage of those mistakes. Hopefully Pats get blown out.

  15. A lot of noise about something that really doesn’t matter. Brown is a star and like most stars assumed the rules didn’t apply to him or decided even if they did he could easily survive the heat. Either way he’s right. Move on to the next media frenzy over little.

  16. “Their defense is good,” Edelman said. “Let’s call a spade a spade here. They have a lot of speed, athleticism, they are young. Coach Tomlin is going to have them with their eyes pinned back trying to come out — they swarm, they play a lot of different stuff. They have some veterans in key positions that know football, been in the situations, been in this atmosphere. They’ve won on the road in the playoffs so they have confidence. Any time you have stuff like that man, it’s going to be a battle.”

    -Julian Edelmen
    Exact same press conference.
    (For those that only read the headlines)

  17. dwoofer says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:41 AM
    And the Pats’ constant cheating shows how their franchise keeps winning

    ————————————————————–

    You must have withheld some sort of evidence of cheating which could be viewed as an obstruction of justice issue. I’d tread carefully if I were you.

    Remember: The NFL (under oath), in court, admitted multiple times they had no evidence of any tampering with footballs. Which, this coincides with all the scientific evidence that proves no tampering took place. It really boils down to the NFL trying to save face for not understanding 7th grade science when all the knee jerk conclusions took place at the AFCC with the Colts.

    Additionally, the so called spygate – there were no rules broken. The rule book was adhered to. If you recall the NFL sent out a memo (not a rule book change) to move the camera a few feet away. The issue really was the NFL not following protocol – that is to make a rule book change for it to be “law”.

    Where is this “constant cheating” you speak of?

    I’m a long time Steeler fan but I can’t stand people that spout off without facts.

  18. says the known molester. The Rooneys are bootleggers, the coach is known tripper, the star running back can’t stay clean and the linebacker’s coach us under arrest for being a drunk jerk all the time. That’s how the steelers ROLL!!!

    Give it a break, they both are two of the dirtiest and winningest teams in NFL.

  19. Ben is right, Edelman isn’t even in the same league as Ben. Edelman only groped a girl at a bar, while Ben stalked a dive college bar and raped a girl in a bathroom

  20. mongo3401 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:42 AM
    The comment was directed at Tomlin. Only NFL HC to put his leg in the field of play to intentionally trip around player then laugh about Yep. Pure class.
    ——

    Calling coach out for cheating in a Patriots discussion … the softball slowly floats over the plate

  21. Funny thing is Edelman went too far in making the comment in the first place, and Belichick will deal with it.

    From the Pittsburgh side, reactions will continue to flood in as long as they are pressed. That is most definitely how these Steelers teams have been run.

  22. Holy thin skin Batman!!! Attaboy Ben, worry about this rather than preparing for Sunday’s game – the number one scoring D will put up more resistance than a drunken coed in a bar bathroom.

  23. Yeah, because what AB said is so much worse than claiming a DUI suspect off of waivers. Not.
    —–
    Floyd would have been picked up 100% by somebody had the Patriots passes on the waver wire too.

    The only difference was the Pats were OK with paying him the remainder of his 2017 contract.

  24. bringmemysoiledfool says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:41 AM
    Oh boy, bragging about others championships from 30 years ago? Call that the nail in the coffin for this postseason run.
    ——
    To be fair, The Steelers have won more SB’s in the past decade. So, he has a point…in that sense.

  25. Edelman has enough problems keeping people with cell phones out of his own bedroom to say anything about what goes on in another team’s locker room.

    Everything being said – were a giant meteor happen to wipe out both teams on Sunday, well I’d be fine with that as well.

  26. Anybody in here in the football world or the regular world that “owns” the Rooneys knows what they stand for.

    Oops, slip of the finger there or is there more to it, lol.

  27. Wow, really though Roethlisberer was a smarter veteran than this. Some media ho tripped him up by taking a few words out of Edelman’s statement and getting Ben to react to it. If anyone took the time to read what he actually said it was simply and observation of the apples and oranges nature of the 2 teams environments and included plenty of praise for the Steelers as well.

  28. Let’s see: Steelers 6 trophies. pats 4 trophies.

    Steelers have been in playoff contention since 1972.
    pats have only been relevant since 2001.

    Steelers for the win!

  29. As suspected, none of Cheetah Nation has ever played team sports and are unfamiliar with locker room language. Maybe the church chior would be a better place for you?

  30. “At least Pittsburgh doesn’t rely on cheating….”

    Um, the Steelers have one of the couple longest well documented histories of cheating in the entire league.

    As we type comments today their former team doctor is on trial for illegally distributing thousand and thousands of doses of anabolic steroids and HGH. Ever since he was removed as team doctor the Steelers performance has fallen off substantially.

    Your ugly double standard is showing.

  31. to be fair, the steelers havent’t had the commissioner cheating them with concocted “scandals” in the last 10 years either.

    what comes around goes around

    steelers will pay on sunday
    we know, everyone…

    pats fans know all the details, truths and facts

    espn hides them from you and/or people with low iqs cannot read

  32. Enough about the Steelers, Patriots and Packers for that matter. Rooting for the Falcons so these three other annoying teams/fanbases are taken down a notch.

  33. Edelman should watch his mouth or Bill Belichick might show him how the Patriots are run. Belichick isn’t big on talk, or any of that other garbage. Do you ever hear Tommy running his mouth? These other guys are riding Tommy’s coattails.

  34. ryder09 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:50 AM
    I can only hope the Steelers prevent the Pats from going to the Super Bowl. If the Pats make a bunch of mistakes against the Steelers like they did against Houston– Big Ben, Bell, and AB are going to take advantage of those mistakes. Hopefully Pats get blown out.

    ———————–

    Don’t look at the Houston game as a positive for Pittsburgh. If anything it is exactly what the Patriots needed – proof that they are not invincible. I expect a much tighter performance from them this week. After all, how many times have you seen them play back-to-back sub par games, especially at home? The Pats are a much more balanced team than Pittsburgh. If they are at their best, then I am sorry to say that it will be lights-out for the Steelers.

  35. I like Tomlin, but he’s had some discipline issues since last year’s debacle with the Bengals. He hasn’t done anything this year to correct those issues. Antonio Brown was getting celebrations penalties, Miami game was undisciplined, Coach Porter got arrested and brought back to team, now Brown’s live Facebook. At some point he needs to make a stand. It hurt the Pats when Belichick benched Welker in the Jets game, but you haven’t heard anyone get out of line since.

  36. collectordude says:
    Jan 18, 2017 11:04 AM
    Let’s see: Steelers 6 trophies. pats 4 trophies.

    Steelers have been in playoff contention since 1972.
    pats have only been relevant since 2001.

    Steelers for the win!

    ————————

    Steelers HC/QB – 1 trophy
    Pats HC/QB – 4 trophies

    The four Steelers championships from the stone age have no relevance here. They were from a completely different era – before free agency, salary cap and PED testing.

  37. Mara’s and Rooney’s will always be football royalty. Just the way it is and fans that do not root for the Giants and/or Steelers tend not to like it

    Chuck Noll set the bar pretty high.

  38. Reasons I hate the Steelers:

    1. They’re dirty, but everyone pretends they’re just “physical”
    2. They’re littered with criminals, addicts and a rapist, yet people pretend they’re a classy organization.
    3. Worst fans in NFL.
    4. Rooney and Goodell are like best buds.
    5. Favoritism from officials. The Steelers doing well is good for business considering the size of their bandwagon hopping fan base. Many of which arrived in the 70’s and 00’s.

  39. Edelman didn’t say anything controversial? Neither did Roethlisberger.

    Trip Tomlin kinda did, but it doesn’t really matter.

    Brown ignoring his coach’s post game speech should be the real story.

  40. For the steeler fans calling NE cheaters ? Dr Richard Rydze. For those that do not know that name. He was the Steelers team Dr that was caught buying steroids by the truckload to prescribe to the players.

  41. I feel like I deserve some kind of award if I make it through this era of the NFL – just to survive the seemingly endless stream of yapping by blind fans who can’t see their own team’s gifted reign from a league they claim hates them. Got no love for the Steelers but at least their fans aren’t the first to bang this site with some blundering, panicked defense of their team at every perceived slight.

    p.s. when this sad time is over, please take Bruschi, Rodney Harrison and Heath “I won a ring with New Orleans but you’d never know it” Evans with you.

  42. Clearly Edelman was talking about Tomlin – he referenced the locker room. Hilarious that Ben includes trophies that were won before he was even born and Tomlin was in elementary school.

  43. bringmemysoiledfool says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:41 AM
    Oh boy, bragging about others championships from 30 years ago? Call that the nail in the coffin for this postseason run.

    You do realize the steelers have two more since 2005?

  44. Good Lord what a bunch of foolishness. Think about this for a minute:
    Brown foolishly posts a live stream that everyone overreacts to.

    Tomlin addresses it.

    Brown apologizes for it.

    Edelman gets asked about it and gives a blah answer.

    Roethlisberger is asked for a reaction to an out of context portion of Edelman’s statement and just like that the shark gets jumped.

    Meanwhile the lazy portion of the sports media gets it theme for the week and pablum for the trolls. And all because Brown posted Tomlin saying something that no one that’s ever been in a junior high locker room hasn’t heard. And people wonder why The Hooded One wants everything bolted down…

  45. “pats have only been relevant since 2001.”

    Other than they, you know, made the Super Bowl in 1985 and 1996. And yeah, the lost those but they still got there. And there wasn’t any team in the league beating those 85 Bear in the SB that year.

  46. All this Steelers slobbering from Profootballtalk. Ben Roethlisberger is a twice accused rapist and confirmed misogynist from his behavior towards women that came out during his trial. A good organization would have cut him.

  47. What Edelman said, what Roethlisberger said, its all nothing really. The media just like to start something.

    I heard the female reporter ask Ben the question. She said Edelman made the statement “derisively”. I heard Edelman (and you can read his statement), it was by no means said “derisively”.

    Most of these media clowns just love this because they don’t know a damn thing about football so they can’t ask intelligent questions.

  48. What Eddleman meant was if a Patriots player did that — and they would’t — they would be gone. Period. End of story. Gone. Wes Welker — at his absolute peak — was benched for part of a playoff game making foot jokes for gosh sake. Live Broadcasting from the locker room and no real reprecussions. Egads. That’s an org that’s lacking leadership from the HC

  49. Ben’s response is kind of irrelevant to the point Edelman was making but ok Ben. But overall, how dumb are you AB.

    Its not necessarily a massive distraction but when youre playing a team like that Pats that are almost always zoned into the immediate task at hand…definitely hurts a bit. Doesnt help that your QB has never won in the stadium youll be playing.

  50. Good gawd. What a bunch of petulant 5-year-olds. What’s next, Edelman sticking his tongue out at Ben? And is Ben then going to say, “You’re a stupid-head”?

    And y’all swear that Cam Newton is the immature one. Get a load of these overgrown babies…..

  51. Well, Ben, You Steelers needed a kicker and a Ref to make a Crap Holding Call to save your tails last Sunday in Kansas City. You steelers are classless.

  52. Steelers Est 1933.. 7 losing seasons in 45 years, 6 Super Bowls, 602 wins, & since the 1970 merger move to the AFC have the most playoff victories, regular season victories, AFC championships all by 3 different coaches..

    No team has been run better than Pittsburgh in the modern day of football.. #facts!

  53. I’m glad everyone that “owns the Rooneys” knows what they stand for. I don’t agree with owning people, but if you’re going to own someone, you might as well know what they stand for.

  54. Typical NE with their passive aggressive comments. No doubt NE is one of the best franchises, but that does not buy you class. Hoping Pitt handles these guys on Sunday.

  55. dwoofer says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:41 AM
    And the Pats’ constant cheating shows how their franchise keeps winning

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    To all of the individuals who are pats haters and making cheating references please elaborate on which team you follow and I will show you what your team has done that would be in the category.

    FYI if you are Steeler fan please look at Mr Tomlin and his tripping, Mr Cowher and his admittance on stealing signals or Mr Noll and the rampant drug and steroid use

  56. The Brown video pretty much put an explanation point on what Bradshaw said about Tomlin….It is very obvious by the video that Antonio Brown doesn’t respect Tomlin or give a care what he had to say after the game. He was too busy smiling at himself. This video made it very clear. Does anyone think his apology means squat?? I hate the Patriots but I agree with Brady that this wouldn’t happen in their locker room. demons87 you are 100% correct on everything.

  57. since Ben came into the league Brady has two rings via cheating, Ben Two Rings via great play.

    Lets see who gets the third and if cheating plays a part from the hoods side of things!

  58. Steelers HC/QB – 1 trophy
    Pats HC/QB – 4 trophies

    The four Steelers championships from the stone age have no relevance here. They were from a completely different era – before free agency, salary cap and PED testing.
    ——–

    Stone age? You’re going more than a decade back to create a narrative that fits your team. On the flip side, one could say:

    In the last 10 seasons (decade)
    Steelers 2 SB’s
    Pats 1 SB

  59. “Which made it all the more surprising that a normally buttoned-up team…” Normally buttoned-up Pittsburgh, with Tomlin’s tripping a player, Big Ben’s multiple sexual assaults, Santonio Holmes, James Harrison kind of buttoned-up?

  60. maust1013 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 11:22 AM
    Good Lord what a bunch of foolishness. Think about this for a minute:
    Brown foolishly posts a live stream that everyone overreacts to.

    Tomlin addresses it.

    Brown apologizes for it.

    Edelman gets asked about it and gives a blah answer.

    Roethlisberger is asked for a reaction to an out of context portion of Edelman’s statement and just like that the shark gets jumped.

    Meanwhile the lazy portion of the sports media gets it theme for the week and pablum for the trolls. And all because Brown posted Tomlin saying something that no one that’s ever been in a junior high locker room hasn’t heard. And people wonder why The Hooded One wants everything bolted down…

  61. Kim Jong Goodell says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:35 AM
    Good effort defending your team and team mates Ben, but it comes up a little short. 4 trophies from the 70s are not relevant to Mike Tomlin and the Steelers. What is relevant is Brown proving his lack of respect (at best) for Tomlin who is telling the team to not do what Brown is in the process of doing. It’s hilarious. I respect Ben for coming back and defending his guys, but there really is no defense…

    and having one of your players running around town playing gangster killing people who got in his way is a first class organization .please miss me with bs

  62. Ben really needs to be fully informed. The quote is taken out of context. No surprise. If you read and/or listen to the full quote, Edelman is referring to the way Tomlin runs his team.

    Here is the quote:
    “Hey, people have different rules,” Edelman said. “That’s how that team is run. I personally don’t think that would be something that would happen in our locker room, but hey whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue. Some people like tulips and some people like roses, whatever.”

  63. The point wasn’t to review the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers, just to point out that Tomlin may have control issues and a general lack of respect from some undisciplined players in that locker room. This is why Pete Carroll was let go in NE and they hired Belichick, and it hasn’t been a problem since.

    Example: the Odell Beckham/Victor Cruz trip to Miami. It wasn’t that they went, but the circus that surrounded it. Did it affect the game negatively for the Giants? Who knows for sure, but it certainly didn’t help.

    Often times, those issues can be part of “the little things” that are the difference between winning championships, or losing them.

  64. Patriots got off easy twice because Kraft, Rooney and Mara run this league.

    So tired of harrisonhits2 and tylawspick6 incessant whining about the “injustice” the patsies have suffered.

    Kraft is a sleaze who runs around with pros.

    The tainted championships are just a product of that fact.

    Keep braying, donkeys.

    Go Raiders

  65. Here is a fact Ben if Tom Brady had done that face book stunt he would have been cut
    No if ands or butts about it

  66. I guess the NFL didn’t exist or matter until the Pats won a SB. Plain ignorance. It’s just like the little brother, beat up and picked on for all those years. Then he finally gets faster and stronger and beats his older. But turns out that whole time, he just wanted to be like his big brother………. Now it’s time for the big brother to remind his little bro that he is the little brother.

    Pats fans…. stop showing your ignorance, there were 35 Super Bowls before you won one. You should know that because you lost two of them. But I’m sure the blowhards were not fans until 2001.

    I respect the hell out of what the Pats have done the past year 15 years, with exception of Spygate. BB is no doubt one of the best Head Coaches of all time. He has made a lot of players play like pro bowlers under his system. Then when they leave, they are irrelevant.

    With that said, to all the blowhard ignorant Pats fans, the Steelers have won Super Bowls with their last 3 head coaches in four of the five last decades with an appreance in all 5 decades. The Pats are not the only organization doing it right. In fact the Steelers have been doing it right for longer. You better hope BB and TB never retire.

    To all other Pats fans, you have every right to brag and be proud. You have one hell of a thing going there, fans of all other 31 teams have some envy for your team. It will be one heck of a game. I would say good luck, but then I would be lying. Cheers.

  67. quizlingclinic says:
    Jan 18, 2017 11:27 AM

    What Eddleman meant was if a Patriots player did that — and they would’t — they would be gone. Period. End of story. Gone. Wes Welker — at his absolute peak — was benched for part of a playoff game making foot jokes for gosh sake. Live Broadcasting from the locker room and no real reprecussions. Egads. That’s an org that’s lacking leadership from the HC
    ——————————————————————
    If a Pats player did that they would be gone? NFL is a business, and winning is the bottom line, so stop with the holier than thou comments. I’m sure Belichick would get rid of Brady if he did that. And BTW, Welker was benched for only the first series – not exactly a harsh punishment.

  68. mongo3401 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 11:20 AM

    For the steeler fans calling NE cheaters ? Dr Richard Rydze. For those that do not know that name. He was the Steelers team Dr that was caught buying steroids by the truckload to prescribe to the players.

    ___________________________
    You forgot the part where the government found zero links to the Steelers though. You know there was a full investigation done by them right. Oh wait the US government loves the Steelers and swept it under the rug right?

  69. tylawspick6 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 11:22 AM

    it did not hurt the pats at all with welker

    pats steamrolled the jets the entire first qtr in that
    game
    —————————–
    Wait I thought the Pats got beat that game…

  70. How is Martavis Bryant, who smokes weed in the privacy of his home, suspended for the AFC Championship Game…

    Yet, Michael Floyd, found passed-out drunk in his vehicle at a red light, with a blood/alcohol level 3x the limit, allowed to play in the AFC Championship Game?

    Only in Roger Goodell’s NFL

  71. Sunday can’t come fast enough.

    When the Steelers and Big Ben get off the bus they know one thing, Tom Brady owns the Steelers

  72. bostonsteve12 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 11:49 AM
    Ben really needs to be fully informed. The quote is taken out of context. No surprise. If you read and/or listen to the full quote, Edelman is referring to the way Tomlin runs his team.

    Here is the quote:
    “Hey, people have different rules,” Edelman said. “That’s how that team is run. I personally don’t think that would be something that would happen in our locker room, but hey whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue. Some people like tulips and some people like roses, whatever.”
    ———————————————————
    You are of course correct. Ben guilty of “selective reading” or “selective hearing”
    As a Ravens fan no one hates the Steeelers more than me, but no real football fan or anyone in football would disparage the Rooneys. Class ownership

  73. Ahhh, just as Florio said, the full context of Edelman’s quote is much less salacious as the headline implies:

    “Hey, people have different rules,” receiver Julian Edelman said on WEEI in Boston. “That’s how that team is run. I personally don’t think that would be something that would happen in our locker room. But, hey, whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue. Some people like tulips and some people like roses, whatever.”

    ____________________________________

    Seriously, this is the original quote. Not even close to what they are spinning it like Edelman said.

  74. I am not a Pittsburgh fan by any stretch, but I will be this weekend. I really, really hope that Belicheat and his gang go down in flames. (Being a realist, I understand that the Steelers will probably lose, because home teams usually win the playoffs, but I can still hope for a Steeler victory.) The Pats are such a loathsome, underhanded franchise, and have been for many years. I alwa6ys root for any team that’s playing against Belicheat’s crime ring.

  75. Yawn…….this is what happens when there are 4 teams left everything gets blown out of proportion. I think Fans of the Browns (sorry for your choice), Jets, Jags, Titans, Rams and it goes on would crave hell even embrace this type of attention, you know why….that would mean their teams are still in contention. Non-news story any other time of the year. This is just so the pundits have something to write about instead of really analyzing the two matchups. It’s easy to write about drama instead of actual football.

  76. PS – Don’t forget too that the issue of the FACEBOOK broadcast has nothing to do with the PAST players nor the owners…

    But again, these were just hard-nosed comments from Tomlin. This Pats fan has no issues with what was said. Nothing that I nor past coaches haven’t said in the spirit of Competition!

  77. Hey “Big” Ben, are you big enough to belatedly apologize for falsely accusing the Pats’ D of an illegal goal-line shift in 2015? You know, the same completely legal shift your own D pulled on the Fins last week? Didn’t think so. Still, you have your steroidler trophies and a fat-mouthed, sore-loser tripper for a coach to look up to so I’m not surprised.

  78. lastwordonpft says:
    Jan 18, 2017 12:05 PM
    How is Martavis Bryant, who smokes weed in the privacy of his home, suspended for the AFC Championship Game…

    Because he violated the NFL rules.

    Yet, Michael Floyd, found passed-out drunk in his vehicle at a red light, with a blood/alcohol level 3x the limit, allowed to play in the AFC Championship Game?

    Because he didn’t violate NFL rules?

    Only in Roger Goodell’s NFL

    —-

    I’m as surprised as anybody else to see Goodell follow the CBA, but it’s clear that marijuana use is treated differently than alcohol use.

  79. What is this, the WWF?

    As a football fan, the false indignity over a nothing comment by Edelman just detracts from what the players do on the field.

    Ben is the last guy that should be talking personal integrity. He’s a great player and a unique talent but hardly a model citizen.

  80. “In the last 10 seasons (decade)
    Steelers 2 SB’s
    Pats 1 SB”

    Subtraction is not this guy’s strong point.
    The last 10 SBs go from Super Bowl XLI to Super Bowl L (50). During this decade, the Steleers have one title, not 2. To get 2, you have to go back to Super Bowl XL. But that would be 11 years. And if you went back 12 years, you’d hit another Pats’ title. And if you went back 13 years, you’d hit another Pats’ title.

    You have to go back to Super Bowl XIV to hit another Steelers’ title.

  81. “But the better answer would be “now you know why Mike called them ***holes.””

    ‘The Pats are “a**holes!”‘

    ‘We do things differently’

    “See! A**holes!”

    No, I’m not seeing it.

  82. stillabengalsfan says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:36 AM
    Here we go… Big Boy ought to stop running his mouth. It takes this exact match-up for me to say this, but Go Patriots! I hope they win 54-15. I can see Brady picking that secondary apart. I’ll give Boswell five more field goals – guy is a machine. Pittsburgh’s red zone offense is weak when matched up against good defenses.

    —-

    Sorry but dink and dunk Brady can’t throw into the secondary. He’s lucky to make it past a nose tackle or at best a linebacker.

  83. Here is a list of the opposing quarterbacks the Patsies faced this season:

    Carson Palmer, Win
    Ryan Tannehill, Win
    Brock Osweiler, Win
    Tyrod Taylor, Loss
    Cody Kessler/Terrelle Pryor, Win
    Andy Dalton, Win
    Landry Jones, Win
    Tyrod Taylor, Win
    Russell Wilson, Loss [25-of-37, 348 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs]
    Colin Kaepernick, Win
    Ryan Fitzpatrick, Win
    Jared Goff, Win
    Joe Flacco, Win
    Trevor Siemian, Win
    Bryce Petty, Win
    Matt Moore, Win

    Other than Russel Wilson and Andy “horrible year” Dalton, the Bilicheaters have not faced a top TEN Quarterback this year! No wonder they boast the best points against record in the NFL. Because their defense has not really been battle tested against a Pro-Bowl and future HOF’er like Big Ben, I’m convinced the Steelers are going to win in Foxboro this Sunday!

  84. The top organizations in the NFL are :
    Packers
    Giants
    Steelers
    Patriots

    The top three have been doing it for a longer time than the recent pats.
    Hats off to the recent success pats, but continue the high caliber after HC changes and new QB not named Brady ;IMO goat.

    The other three have won multiple NFL championship with different hc/QB combo over decades.

    This weekend should be epic.

  85. That’s how that team is run? He clearly has had too many concussions. That is one of the better run organizations in sports not just football.

  86. reddzen says:
    Jan 18, 2017 12:53 PM

    Sorry but dink and dunk Brady can’t throw into the secondary. He’s lucky to make it past a nose tackle or at best a linebacker.

    ==========

    Guess who was 2nd in the NFL in yards per attempt this year?

    I think you’d be surprised at how many mid range to deep balls Hogan and Edelman reeled in this year.

  87. What happens when you all and at the Steelers wake up to the fact they’ve been played by the media for clicks?

  88. cmj0121 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 1:33 PM

    PATS NATION – Established February 2002

    NEW MONEY ALWAYS SHOW NO CLASS.
    ============

    If you’re going to throw out a bandwagon insult at least get the year right. It was 1993 when Parcells and Bledsoe arrived.

  89. Forget about the deflated footballs, but has any other professional football team, videotaped an upcoming opponent’s practice??? That is low, below gutter-depth, and anybody associated with those types of tactics cannot be considered a class act and is devoid of integrity.

  90. IF the only ones making comments on here we Steelers and Pats fans, I think there could be some good fun abusing one another’s team. It would all be done with respect knowing that these are the 2 best teams in the NFL. But no, the moron trolls from all of the other loser franchises have to chime in. To those trolls, go get comfortable watching the real teams play this Sunday (NFC included) and dream of your team making it to the playoffs some year.

    Sunday prediction – Steelers 34 – Patriots 31 in a classic.

    A lifelong Steelers fan

  91. Forget about the deflated footballs, but has any other professional football team, videotaped an upcoming opponent’s practice???

    For the 10 millionth time, the Patriots never videotaped an upcoming team’s practice. And really, how could they?

    Next to the pharmacy, between the barbershop and the 7-11 is a small store where they sell clues. I suggest you buy one.

  92. Aaron Hernandez (Murder)
    Corey Dillon (Domestic Abuse)
    Chad Johnson (Domestic Abuse)
    Randy Moss (Assault)
    Lagarette Blount (Assault)

    Just a few of the upstanding citizens who’ve worn the Patriots uniform. That’s how that team is run.

  93. Stupid on both ends. Remember last year when a Pats’ player (Chandler Jones, I think?) smoked bad weed and ended up at a police station in his boxers six days before a playoff game? Or when Wes Welker couldn’t resist making “foot” puns about playing Rex Ryan during a press conference? Every team in the league — every single one — has stupid players that do stupid things. The question is how the team responds. Antonio Brown did something stupid. He was dealt with. And we move on. Talk about dragging out a non-story. Yeesh.

  94. inallsincerity says:
    Jan 18, 2017 1:46 PM
    Forget about the deflated footballs, but has any other professional football team, videotaped an upcoming opponent’s practice??? That is low, below gutter-depth, and anybody associated with those types of tactics cannot be considered a class act and is devoid of integrity.

    ——————————————————————-

    What is even lower is someone perpetuating lies out of jealousy.

    Get your facts straight. The Boston Herald apologized and acknowledged it was a false report. This is like 8 year old news…try to keep up!

  95. ““Hey, people have different rules,” receiver Julian Edelman said on WEEI in Boston. “That’s how that team is run. I personally don’t think that would be something that would happen in our locker room. But, hey, whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue. Some people like tulips and some people like roses, whatever.”

    Omigod that’s so derisive!!

  96. 4 of the 6 trophies were there before Big Ben was even born… even Tomlin was like 6 years old when Bradshaw won his last SB. #livinginthepast

  97. If there is a team that taped another team’s practice, it was not the Patriots. To the WILLFULLY ignorant, the Patriots did not tape the Rams’ practice. The fact has been out there for years, why do you haters take the time to check out facts. Check the facts, go! Then come back and tell us what team taped another team’s practice.

  98. I want to say something nasty towards the Patriots and Edelman because I dispise them. But I made a New Years promise to not be so bitter and twisted and try to see things both ways. IMO I can not disagree with Eddleman, he is 100% right and I think Ben probably needs to to take a leaf out of Brady book by saying he loves everyone he plays against.

  99. The top organizations in the NFL are :
    Packers
    Giants
    Steelers
    Patriots
    ===

    Seattle > New York

    Playoffs 6 of 7 years under Carroll, 2 Super Bowl trips, 3 Super Bowl appearances since 2005, Playoff trips 11 of last 14 years.

    Since 2007 the Giants have 2 Titles, but have missed the Playoffs 6 times.

  100. udontknowjaq says:
    Jan 18, 2017 11:29 AM
    Steelers Est 1933.. 7 losing seasons in 45 years, 6 Super Bowls, 602 wins, & since the 1970 merger move to the AFC have the most playoff victories, regular season victories, AFC championships all by 3 different coaches..

    No team has been run better than Pittsburgh in the modern day of football.. #facts!
    ——————————————————

    Steelers have won 479 (Reg Season & Playoffs) since the 1970 Merger, not 602, big difference.

    Patriots are not far behind with 440 wins.

    #facts.

  101. reger91 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 2:43 PM

    For all the Patriots big talk and big mouthed fans their Super Bowl record is only 4 and 4..

    ————————

    And that is 4 SB wins with their current coach and QB, in just the last 14 years.

    Steelers, meanwhile, have only 1 with their current coach and QB, and that one came 8 years ago. They haven’t even been to the conference title game in 6 years, and the Pats have been to 6 straight.

    Old glories…

  102. Julian Edelman is half the receiver that Antonio Brown is just because he got on Facebook they want to make a big deal out of this when you point a finger you got 3 pointing back at you double murder

  103. Go’s to show you how the media can take a single line out of an interview to try and raise all kinds of hell. Typical this day and age.

  104. How Patriots fans can get on here and go back to 1933 and talk about records win they were the worst team in the history of football for 25 or 30 years until a billionaire bought the team interesting I guess money does buy you happiness and Lombardi trophies

  105. The Patriots franchise began in 1960. Since 1960 they have the most winning seasons of any team in the NFL and they were the worst team in the history of football for 25 or 30 years until a billionaire bought the team……

    They are amazing.

  106. All this talk about which organization is the best in football. Is it Steelers, Patriots, Packers? All wrong. The best organization in football is the Ravens.

    Go Oz!!

  107. The Steelers been relevant & great for almost a half a century! 3 Different Head Coaches have a SB trophies! Super Bowls before & after free agency!

    The Steelers set the standard in modern day football for everyone to follow! Some great Dynasties have come & gone (80s 49ers, 90’s Cowboys) & those teams have fell way off here or there but, the Steelers have been consistently competitive year after year! Patriots are no different when BB or Brady is gone they will fall off! The Steelers will again Still be winning..

    Amazing!

  108. Edelman is right. New England will draft players with questionable moral characters, and those players might actually murder someone..ala Aaron Hernandez.

    You won’t find any murderers on the Pittsburgh locker room.

    Great point Julian !

  109. justafanofnfl says:
    Jan 18, 2017 3:51 PM
    The Patriots franchise began in 1960. Since 1960 they have the most winning seasons of any team in the NFL and they were the worst team in the history of football for 25 or 30 years until a billionaire bought the team……

    They are amazing.
    ===============

    And almost all of that with 1 coach and 1 QB, meaning there is zero evidence they will sustain it once those pieces go.

    Pittsburgh has been a regular contender for over 40 years through 3 different coaches. THEY are amazing.

    And no, not a Pittsburgh fan

  110. Who really cares about all of this? At the end of the day, the NFL is just entertainment, just like movies, TV, and video games. ( The NFL gross revenues are just a drop in the bucket compared to the video game industry.)

  111. greghill7494 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 3:34 PM

    I guess money does buy you happiness and Lombardi trophies
    ——————–

    It did for the Broncos.

  112. firecracker87 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 10:54 AM

    Additionally, the so called spygate – there were no rules broken. The rule book was adhered to. If you recall the NFL sent out a memo (not a rule book change) to move the camera a few feet away. The issue really was the NFL not following protocol – that is to make a rule book change for it to be “law”.
    _________________________
    So exactly what part of the rule book states you can have someone from your staff wear an NFL Films shirt and record the opposing sideline? How about filming the Rams walk-through before the Super Bowl? Belichick aplogized to

    The evidence was destroyed! I’m sure it’s because there wasn’t anything egregious in there…

    Who are you kidding?!

  113. Good thing they were only called A-holes.
    Just imagine how much worse it would have been had they been called the truthful name of “cheaters.”

  114. If you heard the entirety of Edelman’s response (or actually read it) without the embellishment that the reporter asking Ben added, it’s hardly a shot across the bow. It’s not even a shot.

  115. I’m a lifelong Steelers’ fan, and have the utmost respect for Bill Belichek and Tom Brady. The respect level seriously drops after those two. Edelman’s comments were a passive aggressive shot, no doubt about it. Ben’s response to what he was asked says it all.

    I have no problem with the Patriot’s organization. It’s their fan base that is incredibly thin-skinned and obnoxious to the point that they make you hate their team.

  116. Boy you got a lot of nerve talking about how a franchise is run after all the cheating and lying that has gone on over there. I hope the Steelers win

  117. inallsincerity says:
    Jan 18, 2017 1:46 PM
    Forget about the deflated footballs, but has any other professional football team, videotaped an upcoming opponent’s practice??? That is low, below gutter-depth, and anybody associated with those types of tactics cannot be considered a class act and is devoid of integrity.
    ———

    what do the Broncos have to do with any of this? They are the only team known to have taped another teams practice

  118. gauchosporlife says:
    Jan 18, 2017 11:07 AM
    Hey Patsies, watch how the Steelers win Super Bowls without cheating.

    ————————

    I guess there’s always next season (provided Brady retires after the SB)

  119. lp0320 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 7:02 PM

    I have no problem with the Patriot’s organization. It’s their fan base that is incredibly thin-skinned and obnoxious to the point that they make you hate their team.
    ————————————————————-
    I’m sorry the Steelers got torched again, but why take out your anger and frustration on the Pats fans? You should focus your attention on your own coaching staff for running such a loose ship and not having the team prepared to play.

  120. greghill7494 says:
    Jan 18, 2017 3:21 PM
    It is beyond logic how the Patriots fans can get on here and talk about how an organization is ran when they got a double murderer in prison right now

    ——————–

    Ok, I’ll bite. Where should they have been keeping a double murderer?

  121. “Boom! In your face!”

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Patriots 36 Steelers 17

    BOOM!

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