As an outsider it is so much fun to be alive at the same time as Ben Roethlisberger. When the game is on the line and the ball is in Big Ben’s hands, you never really know what’s going to happen. Could he throw an 84 yard touchdown? Sure, but he could also intentionally fumble the football up 10 with 1:09 left in a week 17 game to decide the division.
Ex-Steelers running back Josh Harris claims Ben hated Todd Haley’s decision to run the ball (probably because he had 2-4 broken ribs at the time) when he could have kneeled so much that he devised a plan to purposely fumble the football.
“Todd Haley called a run play with very little time left in the game,” Harris wrote on Twitter. “Ben wanted to kneel. He rolled his eyes in the huddle. He then purposely fumbles the ball. I had to recover it. At that moment I knew what kinda person he was.” – ProFootballTalk
The visual of Ben Roethlisberger rolling his eyes in the huddle and then having to go back into it like “whoops my bad fellas” is not hard to get to. This is one of those headlines that you don’t need any proof to believe. But if you did, see for yourself with this breakdown:
I know Todd Haley’s play calling doesn’t always make a ton of sense, but this is such a veteran move by Big Ben it has to be true. Instead of just making a call at the line to change the play call, Ben just says fuck it let me prove a point and “accidentally” fumble the ball pretending to hand off to the fullback.
What does Big Ben have on the Rooney family to make them this loyal? There’s got to be something he walked in on or that someone accidentally texted him that the Steelers would let go of their 2 most electric offensive weapons but stand by a 37 year old alleged sexual predator who fumbles on purpose if he doesn’t like a play call.
The Steelers are the Lakers of the NFL right now, allowing management and one franchise player to alienate all other all star prospects. It’s so bad that former Steelers TE Jesse James is actually excited to be in Detroit instead.
Jesse James on leaving behind the drama in the Steelers locker room:
"Yeah, I'm glad to get away from it. Probably not, obviously things like that I like to face head-on. If I had the opportunity to go back to Pittsburgh, I would have been into it and ready to get through this." pic.twitter.com/s2v4vXwNBG
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) March 14, 2019
Thankfully for the Steelers, they will always have “The Pick”
The Pick. pic.twitter.com/HsLquVMqng
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 17, 2018