Big Ben bonds with teammates at his Georgia lake house

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Plenty of former teammates have criticized Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for being a bad teammate and a bad leader. That criticism has been a little over the top (and it has), as evidenced by the fact that Roethlisberger continues to make an effort to bond with his fellow Steelers.

Via NFL.com, the @SteelBlitzburgh account on Twitter has been posting videos of a gathering of players at Roethlisberger’s lake house in Georgia.

It’s a smart move by Roethlisberger, who has from time to time made waves for being aloof and distant and not as collegial and cordial as he could have been with fellow Steelers. And it’s a great sign for a Steelers team that seems to be seizing on past dysfunction as the fuel for a deep playoff run in 2019.

UPDATE 11:00 a.m. ET: Apparently, this isn’t a new practice — even though the item at the league-owned website created the impression that it is. Even though Roethlisberger has been doing it for a while, it takes on extra significance in the aftermath of intense criticism from the likes of former Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, who can be seen flashing his trademark smile in a photo from four years ago on the same lake.

15 responses to “Big Ben bonds with teammates at his Georgia lake house

  1. It is way time to move beyond thinking the Steelers are team turmoil, this and that. Two BAD characters infested the whole. And while the surgery of removing them may have some localized pain for a time…the BODY, the STEELERS as a whole are fine and will continue to be fine, just as they have been the past 40 years.

  2. tommyfromambridge says:
    May 16, 2019 at 10:11 am
    It is way time to move beyond thinking the Steelers are team turmoil, this and that. Two BAD characters infested the whole. And while the surgery of removing them may have some localized pain for a time…the BODY, the STEELERS as a whole are fine and will continue to be fine, just as they have been the past 40 years.

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    As long as Mike Tomlin is leading the team they are going nowhere

  3. Looks like Big Ben is trying a bit too hard to prove AB wrong. Which leads one to believe there was some truth to AB’s criticism of Big Ben.

  4. Even though Roethlisberger has been doing it for a while, it takes on extra significance in the aftermath of intense criticism from the likes of former Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, who can be seen flashing his trademark smile in a photo from four years ago on the same lake.

    What else would you expect from AB? Chesty is a man with the mentality of a mouse.

  5. Team ball and no more cancers. I blame the greedy bell for rubbing off on AB and creating two cancers instead of one. Thank goodness the Kardashians have left town. Now the Steelers can focus on Steeler football.

  6. As long as Mike Tomlin is leading the team they are going nowhere
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    Kind of like the 2008-2009 season.

  7. With Bell gone, the Steelers couldn’t make the playoffs. With Bell and Brown gone, Steelers will be lucky to avoid a losing season. A stupid house party in Georgia won’t reverse the damage Ben has done to this imploding team. Look for more players finding their way out of Rustburg.

  8. I think team bonding is usually a good thing. As long as it doesn’t end up in the news for the same reasons the Minnesota Vikings boat party did, I’m all for it.

    Go Steelers!

  9. Every Steeler thread is assured to get the same racist commenting on Tomlin and his coaching ability and the Ray Lewis Statue cleaning making up fables about the Steelers demise. Very sad that that people lead such empty lives having to resort to hating a team as their reason for existence.

  10. Glad Florio added that update. Ben has been doing this for years and years, it’s just not widely publicized. The only thing that national outlets like to report is negative news on Ben. AB has attended this trip in the past, as well as the trip to California a few years ago when Ben took all the wide receivers for a week of off season workouts…at his expense. AB concocted this whole scenario just to get a big payday once his guaranteed money ran out in Pittsburgh. That’s why I had to laugh when he said that Ben never kept in touch during the off season.

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