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