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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

What's up

By all accounts, Ben Roethlisberger looked good in his first day back with the Steelers Tuesday. The quarterback even dropped some weight. It's nice to see he wasn't sitting around eating bon bons while banned from the team practice facility.

It's a positive sign for Roethlisberger because it shows that he's listening to somebody.

Roethlisberger's biggest problem in the past has been his propensity to buck authority.

It caused something of a rift between Roethlisberger and Bill Cowher and Roethlisberger and Ken Whisenhunt, who both wanted to keep their thumb, so to speak, on the young QB.

Mike Tomlin and, by extension, Bruce Arians gave the QB a little more leeway and Roethlisberger ran with it, his ego apparently growing by the day.

But Roethlisberger's run-in with the law in Georgia and subsequent suspension by the league may prove to be the wake-up call the QB needed.


Anonymous said...

Doubtful, people don't change.

Joe said...

Unless they have been scared enough into changing, a.k.a. you could lose everything. See Cris Carter, Deion Sanders, etc. Remember Ben is 28. Not change per say, mature. Ben's leash is about as long as a shoelace right now, he can either accept & work within those parameters or be traded/released/suspended longer.

Tim said...

Good news and a good sign about Ben's weight, but I'm not sure it means he's all better.


I've read Antonio Brown is surprising people at OTAs. What's your take on Brown and Emmanuel Sanders? Any chance either of those guys becomes half as effective as Mike Wallace did last year?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the report Dale. I am a huge fan of your work. Have you ever thought of writing a book? You should. Looks like Ben is headed on the right path. How did Ben look passing the ball?

Anonymous said...

Dale, thanks for the news on Ben. I recently let my subscription on run out. Quite frankly.

A) I missed your work on SCI.

B) Reading your work has revived me. I no longer have to worry about the tension created on SCI from the head writer.

Anonymous said...

I hope this thread doesn't turn into another ad for SCI.

There's more nonsense here about that site than about the OTAs.

If you want to read that site, go there. If not, STFU.

Dale Lolley said...

I have been approached to write books in the past. I've turned them down. Maybe when my kids get a little older I'll have more time.