Good Monday to You Steelers’ Fans.
There’s been a very troubling trend I’ve noticed in the two weeks since Antonio Brown chose to bail out on his team in the season finale. As much discussion as there has been about him and the situation, I have found it very troubling the amount of NFL talking heads who’ve decided to turn this into a narrative about Ben Roethlisberger. Emmanuel Sanders has called him a “bad leader.” Deion Sanders blames him for Brown’s current issues. Those are just two of the many who have chosen to change the narrative away from Brown. If you’ve read my site long enough then you know how I view Roethlisberger. He will always be one of my favorites but I recognize he is not without warts. I wish he’d talk less about teammates and I wish he were a bit more outgoing as a leader but after all these years he is who he is. If this entire thing really is because AB was upset at Ben for yelling at him or for asking him to run the route again then I’m no longer sure what to think. Roethlisberger is far from the first QB to ask a WR to do something over. Ask Mark Duper and Mark Clayton if Dan Marino was Mr. Sunshine every day in Miami. Bottom line? This isn’t about Big Ben so stop making it about him.
Speaking of AB, our Greg Forbes wonders if it isn’t really time for him to go….
Tweet of the Day… Yes they did Bus. 4-0 for the teams that had the bye weeks.
The home teams dominated this weekend. #nflplayoffs
— Jerome Bettis (@JeromeBettis36) January 14, 2019
I am far from the wisest voice when it comes to the Steelers and I also realize that on social media not everyone agrees with me. I don’t always agree with them for that matter but 99% of the disagreements I have with other fans are done in a respectful way. Occasionally I may run across a situation where someone is just plain disrespectful but not very often. I would in any situation that if someone feels I’ve been disrespectful they’d let me know.
If you want a guy that would immediately change the culture in the Steelers’ locker room it’s Thomas Davis. The former Carolina Panther is a free agent and despite his age and his injury history would be the type of guy who would come in from day one and shake things up. I’m not saying I’m in favor of it, I’m just telling you he’d make an instant difference.
I haven’t commented too much on Teryl Austin being hired yet but here’s what I know. If you only look at his recent history which involved brutal stints at Cincinnati and Detroit then you might not be considering that he was an assistant that helped three teams get to Super Bowls including Ravens when they beat the 49ers. The guy can coach people. Is he the right fit in Pittsburgh? Time will tell.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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