A man who had 16 career rushing yards tried to call out arguably the best quarterback in Pittsburgh Steelers history and has since seen how true teammates stand together.
It started with Josh Harris calling out Ben Roethlisberger’s leadership. An undrafted running back who was called upon when LeGarrette Blount was dismissed from the team mid season, believed he should’ve been closer to the Hall of Fame quarterback leading his team. And that it was the quarterback’s fault they weren’t.
Then, the same player who played five total games with the Hall of Famer believes he knew him well enough to understand that Ben Roethlisberger intentionally fumbled in a Week 17 game at the goal line.
But wait, didn’t he say the quarterback wasn’t a good leader because he didn’t know him?
When Antonio Brown was talking about Ben no one said anything. Whether they agreed or not, AB was once a teammate and friend of many people in the same locker room. Josh Harris was not.
After Ryan Clark and Shannon Sharpe got their words about how Harris is right, out, the Pittsburgh Steelers started talking. It’s hard to take the side of people who aren’t spending five months of the year with Ben when you have teammate after teammate telling the world the ‘haters’ are wrong.
This is only the beginning too. It started with Maurkice Pouncey and Ramon Foster double-teaming Harris on Instagram and has escalated to teammate after teammate defending their quarterback. Or, as some would call him, they’re leader.
It goes to show – don’t poke the bull. Pittsburgh has had enough of the drama this offseason. The people still in the locker room didn’t start any of it and they’re hit their breaking point with letting it continue.
Josh Harris started a fire. A fire that is going to lead to one of the hardest working and most united teams in the NFL. A team almost everyone is doubting. A team that’s looking to prove everyone wrong. A team the Pittsburgh Steelers know is better than they’ve been in a long time.