Ben Roethlisberger may not continue his weekly in-season radio show

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has generated plenty of headlines over the years during his weekly, in-season appearances on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. That may be ending.

Per a source with direct knowledge of the situation, Roethlisberger is unlikely to continue the show. He has yet to make a final decision, and that decision is expected soon.

Matt Verderame of FanSided.com first reported, citing multiple unnamed sources, that Roethlisberger is expected to give up the show.

According to the source, Roethlisberger did the show in order to connect with fans and to provide access, because many felt he was too guarded. Many, however, believe he became too unguarded during the radio segments, which generated regular headlines of a negative variety. It was his weekly radio show, for example, that led to the question of whether he has a license to criticize teammates, such as now-former teammate Antonio Brown.

If Roethlisberger stops doing the radio show, we’ll miss it. But the fact that we’ll miss it is even more reason for him to stop doing it. Unlike Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who does a weekly segment with WEEI in Boston and rarely says anything controversial, Roethlisberger’s comfort level in that setting results far too often in his true feelings slipping past whatever filter he has went speaking to the media in the locker room or at post-game press conferences.

31 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger may not continue his weekly in-season radio show

  1. he might retire too. i mean sure he may actually stop doing it, but my money would be on him spreading this to get attention.

  2. Tomlin needs to get control of this team and hopefully he had some input in this. This team is a hot mess and Tomlins nice guy approach is a direct result of no discipline. This would have never happen under the chin…time to put his big boy pants on and stop trying to be friends and be a coach.

  3. Not sure why anyone felt he needed to provide access to fans, but it only seems to have provided fodder for media controversies. Hope he decides to let it go.

  4. Glad he’s giving this up. As a fan, I get the benefit of being able to hear it from the horse’s mouth, but he’s a little too much of a loose cannon.

  5. Seats are starting to sizzle in Steelerland. Take a look at their salary cap number right now(2.76m). Then, realize how impossible it would be with either LeVeon or AB. Is that incentive on management’s end to move in the direction they have? Seems to be. This is a top down situation all around. There have been lines of fire at LB, AB, Tomlin, and Ben R. Is anyone missing from the list?

  6. So your criticized for saying nothing,being aloof and not being a team player and then you get criticized for saying something,being aloof and not being a team player. Not sure how a player wins here.

  7. Please! Lets not act like these athletes or coaches do radio shows to connect with the audience. They do it because they get paid alot of money and are all greedy selfish men

  8. Glad he’s giving this up. As a fan, I get the benefit of being able to hear it from the horse’s mouth, but he’s a little too much of a loose cannon.

  9. I think the Browns, Ravens and Bengals would all pitch in to pay him more to keep doing these weekly radio shows. He routinely goes on the air and throws his teams best players under the bus to place all blame on someone other than himself. Big Ben is a Big Crybaby who takes on no responsibility for his teams failures and is way to available to take full credit of any success. Ben can’t play with great players and share the spotlight.

  10. @jdavis1877 says:
    March 31, 2019 at 9:10 pm
    Tomlin needs to get control of this team and hopefully he had some input in this. This team is a hot mess and Tomlins nice guy approach is a direct result of no discipline. This would have never happen under the chin…time to put his big boy pants on and stop trying to be friends and be a coach.
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    Maybe Tomlin is guilty of trying to treat them like grown men. This is truly a case of a few bad apples.

  11. Ben needs to hang it up, give Rudolph a shot. Great person unlike Rothliesberger and had unbelievable numbers in college!

  12. Love the Ben haters out there. Just because he’s not a phony like Brady, he gets flack. Great QB, Hall of Famer, and still has a few yrs left. Deal w/ it.

  13. Ben ceasing doing the show could be a part of the discussions for his current contract negotiations. The Steelers could be nudging him to stop as they give him his last contract. I hope he does stop doing it since he can’t win when he does it. Np more distractions.

  14. poison66 says:
    March 31, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Ben needs to hang it up, give Rudolph a shot. Great person unlike Rothliesberger and had unbelievable numbers in college!
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    Sadly NFL busts are filled with QBs who had unbelievable numbers in college. We all know that unbelievable numbers at any position, more often than not, does not automatically translate into the NFL. For that matter, arguably the two Greatest NFL Players of All-time, Tom Brady and Joe Montana, did not have what anyone would call unbelievable numbers in college. They obviously were good college players, but neither one had college numbers that would have caused people to believe they would be the Greatest NFL Players of All-Time, hence their draft positions.

  15. I might quit the show, I might not. I might retire soon, I might not. I might be too hurt to play this week, I might not. Look at Me Me Me I I I.

  16. Furioso says:
    March 31, 2019 at 9:48 pm
    So your criticized for saying nothing,being aloof and not being a team player and then you get criticized for saying something,being aloof and not being a team player. Not sure how a player wins here.

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    They do point out that Brady has a weekly segment and gets through it without lighting any fires. If the interviewers start trying to light any he just shuts them off.

  17. muzzy27 says:
    April 1, 2019 at 8:13 am
    All you Anti Steeler Peasants need to know is that Big Ben is a FIRST BALLOT Hall of FAMER!
    Nuff said.

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    IDK about first ballot. He will get in for sure, but how many ballots depends on timing and who else is up that year.

  18. They do point out that Brady has a weekly segment and gets through it without lighting any fires. If the interviewers start trying to light any he just shuts them off.

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    Nobody on here cares about Brady and what he does…this is about Ben…….stay on the subject.

  19. He may not continue the weekly in-season radio show, but the off-season drama show the Steelers produce always remains riveting. I can never wait to see what happens next.

  20. It’s best for him to close his mouth and prove that he’s actually a good QB and not a product of AB.

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