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Old 07-14-2006, 05:40 AM   #1
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Default Santonio...No love for Ben

"I've reached out to Santonio, kind of like [Jerome Bettis] did to me," Roethlisberger said.

"I gave him my numbers, told him to call me, and when he got into trouble, I called him a bunch of time and left a bunch of messages for him, and he has never called me back, so I don't know how to take it.

"If he wants me to help him and wants me to take him under my wing, I'll do that, but it is his call, now, not mine. The ball is in his court, so to speak, but I think he'll be OK and, hopefully, he'll get to camp and get his head screwed on straight."

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06195/705856-66.stm



Whats with this kid...........Didnt even call Big Ben back???????
If im a rookie and my superstar quarterback calls me.............I call him back...
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:11 AM   #2
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I hope this kid wakes up...and realizes how freakin lucky he is to be in this organization....with these players...and this staff....
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: Santonio...No love for Ben

You know what?

I don't think that is the greatest move by Ben.

He is calling out a rookie in the press who has obviously some issues with authority, and he is doing it in a finger pointing, hand washing type way.

To me, it seems like he is trying to go on the record as having tried to help the guy out but having been ignored.

These type of ultimatums are only useful if done face to face, I cant imagine any old school Steelers employing this method.

On a seperate note, it doesn't appear that Ben has learnt a great deal from the crash if his words are to be believed.

He appears to be saying " I sometimes wore a helmet and I was just unlucky that day, so I may not ride a bike again.,....then again I may."

"And if I do ride a bike again I'll definitely wear my helmet....or maybe I wont."

Hardly the most impressive interview from someone who was a minute from the end of his young life.

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Old 07-14-2006, 06:45 AM   #4
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I hope this kid wakes up...and realizes how freakin lucky he is to be in this organization....with these players...and this staff....

I thought his answer to the last question on the Steelers web site was very insightful as to how this kid thinks:

From Mary Bennett from Sarasota, FL: Is there any more pressure coming to a Super Bowl Champion with the expectations on the team so high?
Santonio Holmes: No, not at all. I think I got drafted because I was needed and my potential set me aside from other receivers

My Grrrrrrrrrr-reflex is starting to kick in, and I'm having Troy Edward flashbacks....If he shows up wearing a HUGE silver dollar sign around his neck...I am going to go pick up Arkie and his arsenal and head to the 'burgh
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:29 AM   #5
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You know what?

I don't think that is the greatest move by Ben.

He is calling out a rookie in the press who has obviously some issues with authority, and he is doing it in a finger pointing, hand washing type way.

To me, it seems like he is trying to go on the record as having tried to help the guy out but having been ignored.

These type of ultimatums are only useful if done face to face, I cant imagine any old school Steelers employing this method.

On a seperate note, it doesn't appear that Ben has learnt a great deal from the crash if his words are to be believed.

He appears to be saying " I sometimes wore a helmet and I was just unlucky that day, so I may not ride a bike again.,....then again I may."

"And if I do ride a bike again I'll definitely wear my helmet....or maybe I wont."

Hardly the most impressive interview from someone who was a minute from the end of his young life.

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First of all..in the Jim Rome interview...when asked if he would wear a helmet in the future..he said "YES"..definitively...no wavering....

Second of all...I thought it was a GOOD move..it sends notice to this kid...and this kid needs it...

"Hardly the most impressive interview"....LMAO...dude...this kid is 5 weeks out from that accident...and he is sitting in front of Jim Rome...not the easiest interview to be sure...Objectively..I thought it was an OUTSTANDING interview...he came across as focused...humbled...and honest....what I got out of it was "MESSAGE SENT AND RECEIVED"...but he's still gonna be Ben...and that makes me feel great...because "being Ben"...is what makes him special...
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Default Re: Santonio...No love for Ben

I said it before and I'll say it again... When I learned he had 3 kids by 3 different women before he graduated college and was drafted, I thought to myself, this kid has issues. He doesn't have his "life priorities" straight.

Everything that has happened so far has reinforced my belief that drafting this kid was a mistake.

I hope I'm wrong. I hope that once camp starts, the older players can set him straight.
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Default Re: Santonio...No love for Ben

I hope to god we dont give this kid alot of guaranteed money. He already needs to go. This is not the type of attention that our team needs. This was a bad pick from the get go
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This kid had better show up with a major attitude adjustment and a fire lit under his ass, that's all I have to say. And to think I was actually happy with this pick...
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Default Re: Santonio...No love for Ben

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You know what?

I don't think that is the greatest move by Ben.

He is calling out a rookie in the press who has obviously some issues with authority, and he is doing it in a finger pointing, hand washing type way.

To me, it seems like he is trying to go on the record as having tried to help the guy out but having been ignored.

These type of ultimatums are only useful if done face to face, I cant imagine any old school Steelers employing this method.

On a seperate note, it doesn't appear that Ben has learnt a great deal from the crash if his words are to be believed.

He appears to be saying " I sometimes wore a helmet and I was just unlucky that day, so I may not ride a bike again.,....then again I may."

"And if I do ride a bike again I'll definitely wear my helmet....or maybe I wont."

Hardly the most impressive interview from someone who was a minute from the end of his young life.

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I think that this was a great move by ben, he's putting more pressure on this kid to snap out of it, Ben is givin the media fuel to burn santonio if he fails, it will be in the back of santonio's head
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Default Re: Santonio...No love for Ben

I think this was a total waste of a first round pick. I know this would never happen but what if he never even plays a down this year
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