Latest: Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger talks playoff woes, points to ‘coddled’ players


Ben Roethlisberger, a former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, believes that today’s football players have gone from a “team-first to a me-type attitude,” and he thinks this is a problem.


When asked about his final years as a Steeler, Roethlisberger seemed to blame a shift in team dynamics as a contributing factor.

“I think the rules of the game have altered. As a whole, I feel as if the people have changed. This could be because I came in and was immediately taken advantage of. Having a good team was crucial. In the end, it was about the group. This is all about me and what I’m doing, what I’m doing, and what I’m doing “he went on to say.



“That’s the most important thing I learned from the beginning to the conclusion, and I realize that’s a bit of a preachy statement. It shifted from a “we” mentality to a “me” mentality. It was a challenge.”

Before Roethlisberger retired, he had won two Super Bowls, been chosen for six Pro Bowl appearances, and been named the Associated Press’ offensive rookie of the year in 2004 all in the same season. With 64,088 passing yards and 418 touchdown passes, he retired in 2010 with just three playoff victories to his name.


“It’s difficult on these young men as well. Social networking. They’re so well taken care of in school. When it comes to the new NIL, it’s mind-boggling. They’re given a lot of attention. They’re spoilt because college coaches want to win with them “Roethlisberger went on to score another goal. “Coach [Terry] Hoeppner, at Miami of Ohio, never coddled me, as far as I’m aware. [Bill] Cowher, on the other hand, did not.”

In 2020, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led the team to a franchise-best 11-0 start before finishing 12-4 and falling in the playoffs to the Cleveland Browns. He was re-signed for a third time.

“I was under the impression that I was leaving on my own terms. As a rule, I didn’t want to stay for too long. There are those who believe that I did. You stayed there last year.’ But to be honest, I thought I had a good year last year “According to Roethlisberger, “I have the impression that my arm is still strong enough for me to go out and play. If I had to guess, I’d say I would be able to play. But it’s a fact of life. It’s crazy. The biggest relief for me has been not having to get ready for summer camp or the entire season. Everything is alright with me right now.”


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