After an offseason full of harsh remarks, the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive linemen are starting to fire back about their quarterback.
Ben Roethlisberger is taking loads of criticism about his . leadership. After Antonio Brown started talking, the national media found players who would say anything negative about the Steelers’ quarterback. Although that still continues, Pittsburgh’s roster is starting to speak up.
Right now, the biggest victim of the Steelers’ offensive line isn’t a nose tackle, it’s Josh Harris. Harris, a former Steelers running back, didn’t last long in the NFL but is speaking as if he was a lifelong teammate of Ben Roethlisberger.
His comments started by saying Ben didn’t communicate much. In an interview with MMQB, Harris said he never felt connected with Roethlisberger during his time with the team.
He followed these comments up with a Twitter video explaining how Ben “purposely” fumbled during a Week 17 game against the Bengals. A video that has gained both positive and negative reaction over the last week.
But in the last few days, Roethlisberger’s teammates have had enough. Ramon Foster and Maurkice Pouncey started by talking about how the locker room drama was only being caused by members of the team who are no longer members of the team.
That has escalated. Pouncey has since commented on Instagram twice, this second time getting backup from his left tackle. The two linemen stated that Roethlisberger is nothing but a great leader and that people who are talking aren’t really relevant to the situation.
It’s hard to argue their point as they’ve been around the quarterback for over ten years. Although the media continues to talk to Josh Harris and Le’Veon Bell about the Steelers, players inside the team don’t seem to be worried about the so-called problem.
Pittsburgh and their fans are simply looking for the attention to end and the team to focus solely on next season.