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StainlessStill
01-26-2012, 05:34 PM
Pretty good interview and insight coming from Ben. Optimistic attitude and looks to be in great shape. Glad to see he's having some fun as well. Talks a little about Arians.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d8265a6ac/Big-Ben-chimes-in

Ricco Suavez
01-26-2012, 06:15 PM
That Selfish SOB. Sarcasm if you dont catch my drift.

Atlanta Dan
01-26-2012, 06:24 PM
Even tempered response to the Arians axing ("it's a business") - nothing in that interview to leave the impression Ben is going to act out about BA being gone and play the QB diva

Too bad Arians would not keep his impressions of Ben's reaction to himself and just let Ben speak

Ricco Suavez
01-26-2012, 06:40 PM
Dan, I am sure if we were in same situation it would be hard to not speak without fully thinking knowing we were not wanted and basically fired. I know its a profession but in real life being canned is hard on a person. We just need to put this Arians mess behind and I hope they make a decision soon so we can talk about the new guy.

stb_steeler
01-26-2012, 06:44 PM
By next season things will be all forgotten and ready to move on.....

TRH
01-26-2012, 06:59 PM
Great interview. Sounds completely un-selfish to me, real team guy, not a hint of sarcasm whatsoever.
And didn't say anything out of the ordinary about Arians, other than they'll miss him (as any other team or any other QB would say). I can't imagine anyone, even detractors, would have a problem with this.

In fact, sounds like he's looking forward to moving on to the next thing.

Atlanta Dan
01-26-2012, 07:04 PM
Dan, I am sure if we were in same situation it would be hard to not speak without fully thinking knowing we were not wanted and basically fired. I know its a profession but in real life being canned is hard on a person. We just need to put this Arians mess behind and I hope they make a decision soon so we can talk about the new guy.

Arians didn't say he was pi**ed off - I get that and I would be too - being told you are not wanted by the Steelers or anyone else has to hurt (which probably explains his rationalization that he could not even get an interview for a HC job after calling about every vacancy because "they went with someone younger")

What frosts me is Arians decides he is in a position to speak for what someone else felt about his departure - but given that it was Arians I was not surprised - he knew exactly what he was saying - it was not as if he was being interviewed while walking off the field after a tough loss

ricardisimo
01-26-2012, 07:24 PM
Bruce had a chance to "retire", and he passed on it. So now he's (effectively) fired instead.

Bruce had a chance, as Dan says, to let Ben speak for himself, but couldn't control himself and inserted that little tidbit in there. The Pro Bowl interview with Ben makes Bruce look a little asinine, actually.

And he had a chance to keep his mouth shut about "interviewing with a couple of teams". Couldn't swallow his pride and shut his trap, so now he's just going to look like the loser he really is when - of course - zero teams come a-calling.

Atlanta Dan
01-26-2012, 07:50 PM
Oh my - Ben does not sound quite as conciliatory in this interview:chuckle:

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has questions about the direction of the Steelers' offense, and he plans to seek out team president Art Rooney II when he returns to Pittsburgh after playing in the Pro Bowl on Sunday night.

"When I get back I'm going to go up to Mr. Rooney's office and ask him what he wants from me, what he wants from this offense, because I think that's a viable question for him," Roethlisberger said Thursday in an exclusive interview with the Tribune-Review following a light Pro Bowl practice. "He's our owner and our boss, so I really would like to know kind of what he wants and where he sees our offense going because I'd like to tell him where I see us going."....

"For your leader to be gone is kind of a shocker for us, but you've got to be ready for it, and whatever the Rooneys and coach (Mike) Tomlin decide is our next step. I think the (Steelers') mind was made up, and B.A. was kind of ready to move on as well."

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/breaking/s_778590.html

Ummm - BA was not ready to move on

Drama to come:noidea:

steeltheone
01-27-2012, 02:14 AM
Great interview. Sounds completely un-selfish to me, real team guy, not a hint of sarcasm whatsoever.
And didn't say anything out of the ordinary about Arians, other than they'll miss him (as any other team or any other QB would say). I can't imagine anyone, even detractors, would have a problem with this.

In fact, sounds like he's looking forward to moving on to the next thing.

I agree. Like always, people are spinning the meaning of his words.

FanSince72
01-27-2012, 08:50 AM
...I can't imagine anyone, even detractors, would have a problem with this...

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10, 9, 8, 7, 6,...

HAWK
01-27-2012, 04:47 PM
I posted this in the other thread, but here's the complete interview:

http://goo.gl/NRhPk

Ricco Suavez
01-27-2012, 06:07 PM
Spin Doctors already on board!!!!

FanSince72
01-27-2012, 06:15 PM
Well, I agree with the "so close" part and I've been saying that all along and just like Ben, I have to wonder if we're taking a step forward or a step backward.

I thought his comments were fair and he's right, any change is going to be something that will take time to adjust to and may or may not be good.

Time will tell.

Ricco Suavez
01-27-2012, 06:31 PM
I do not think this offense if that far from being pretty good. Will we have a Saints, NE, or Packer type offense, not no but Hell NO. Steelers have always played a balance between defense and offense, to play the run and shoot type offense will put our defense on the field to much, witness the NE/Steeler game this year. You beat high powered teams by limiting the number of times they touch the ball. You pressure the QB and if lucky create turnovers.

This offense needs a OC who will eliminate stupid penalities first, have runners and receivers both hold onto the ball, cut down on Bens multiple INT games, work with Kruger on better schemes with the line to protect and/or run block better (hopefully with a new face or two). Further more I do not expect oour Defense to finish last in turnovers this coming year which will result in more short field situation.

This offense does not need a wholesale revamp. While many will disagree this offense has scored as much as many of Cowhers best offensive teams. And we all know how run heavy they were, it is now a passing league and scoring will have to increase to keep pace.

ricardisimo
01-27-2012, 08:46 PM
Well, I agree with the "so close" part and I've been saying that all along and just like Ben, I have to wonder if we're taking a step forward or a step backward.

I thought his comments were fair and he's right, any change is going to be something that will take time to adjust to and may or may not be good.

Time will tell.
And I will be holding you to your word should we show measurable improvements next year. For my own part, if we are not in the top half of the league in scoring after just the first year I will shit my pants, take a picture of it and post it here. :poop:

zcoop
01-27-2012, 10:57 PM
And I will be holding you to your word should we show measurable improvements next year. For my own part, if we are not in the top half of the league in scoring after just the first year I will shit my pants, take a picture of it and post it here. :poop:

Come on Top Ten Finish, cause we don't need to see that CHIT.:chuckle:

Bayz101
01-27-2012, 11:08 PM
That certainly would be a shitty situation.