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    Big Ben has had a propensity to buck authority

    Taken from Dale Lolley's blog, NFL From The Sidelines...
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    Wednesday, June 02, 2010

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    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.

    http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/sidelines/

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    Re: Big Ben has had a propensity to buck authority

    I think Dave is right on. A more humble Ben isn't a bad thing.
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    Re: Big Ben has had a propensity to buck authority

    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood
    I think Dave is right on. A more humble Ben isn't a bad thing.

    I agree and only time will tell. I hope he is sincere about making the necessary changes to his life.

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    Re: Big Ben has had a propensity to buck authority

    Quote Originally Posted by BURGH86STEEL
    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood
    I think Dave is right on. A more humble Ben isn't a bad thing.

    I agree and only time will tell. I hope he is sincere about making the necessary changes to his life.
    i think he is sincere. if he isnt it could cost him millions

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    Re: Big Ben has had a propensity to buck authority

    This is one reason I was hoping we'd hire Whiz. He seems no nonsense and was gonna push Ben whether he liked it or not and wasn't going to try to be his best friend.

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    Re: Big Ben has had a propensity to buck authority

    Humble off the field.
    Cocky and confident (but not cavalier) on the field.

    That's the Ben I'm hoping for.

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    Re: Big Ben has had a propensity to buck authority

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelAbility
    Humble off the field.
    Cocky and confident (but not cavalier) on the field.

    That's the Ben I'm hoping for.

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    Re: Big Ben has had a propensity to buck authority

    Quote Originally Posted by flippy
    This is one reason I was hoping we'd hire Whiz. He seems no nonsense and was gonna push Ben whether he liked it or not and wasn't going to try to be his best friend.
    I don't think it would had mattered with Whiz or whatever coach the Steelers hired. That coach would be dealing with the same attitude from Ben.

    Ben's issues outside of football is probably what was needed to change his attitude towards life. We can only hope the last incident made him realize how close he was to destroying his life. I say hope because he did not appear to learn anything from the other incidents. Time will tell.

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    Re: Big Ben has had a propensity to buck authority

    Whiz was there before and didn't keep Ben off a motorcycle or any other unknown dumb things he did as a young player.

    Frankly, we all think a more in line Ben is a good thing, but maybe not.

    Speaking from a total view, where he falls in line in life and on the field, maybe he doesn't hold the ball too long and maybe throws the ball away alot more and maybe just maybe he starts playing like Orton or some other Mr. Mediocre.
    It doesn't matter cause he had to get in line, but someone bucking authority is not a bad thing. Those with great success in life often buck authority to a degree. Lemmings never run the show.
    So here's to Ben keeping his fingers (and other appendages) to himself, but still being a seat of his pants type guy.

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    Re: Big Ben has had a propensity to buck authority

    Well put Aggiebones.

    I'm fairly certain Ben will be fine and we'll be abetter team for what we've gone through. May not happen right away, but eventually it will. We must stop the Ben madness.

    lol

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