Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan
My impression is that Ben was not regarded with universal admiration by his team mates even after the Super Bowl win and that his selfish/stupid act of putting the team's prospects at risk by tooling around town without a helmet on a bike that was far too powerful for someone with his limited riding skills to be operating confirms that for now he is not leading his teammates in much of anything except trips to the emergency room.
With Porter hurt, the leaders to step up would seem to be Farrior, Faneca, and (if he starts making some plays) Ward.
Though I love Ben to pieces, the above statement also unfortunately reflects my thoughts.
Imho, Farrior would be the perfect guy to take over the team leadership role.