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    Eyebrow raising quote from Ben

    "That's coach Haley's call," Roethlisberger said of the Jets game. "He's the one that calls all of the plays. There was no no-huddle. Our no-huddle is usually when we have three wide receivers on the field. (The coaches) saw something and wanted to run the ball with multiple tight ends and keep (the media) and the fans happy, I guess."
    The coaches want to "keep the media and fans happy" by their play calling? That is a pretty bold and interesting quote...and kind of inflammatory. I don't think that by using 2 tight ends it's making any fans happy. Most just want to win and have the team employ play calls that give us the best chance of winning, period. I don't think I fully understand what Ben is talking about.

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    Yeah, I read that, too...

    It didn't particularly raise my eyebrows nor did I find it particularly inflammatory...

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    if he wanted to be inflammatory, he would have said "and keep Mr Rooney happy".

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    I think a QB stating that coaches are calling plays to "keep the fans happy" is a little inflammatory if you ask me. He is saying that they are calling plays on what they think the fans want instead of calling plays that they think are best to win games. If that were true, that would be pretty f---ked up.

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    I believe the man was joking when he said to the assembled media "keep you guys and the fans happy"


    NFL player locker room talk: Discussing what can be done about racial inequality and criminal justice reform.

    Presidential locker room talk: Discussing involuntary gynecological exams.

    According to the highest office in the country, some "very fine people" marched with torches in a violent protest in Charlottesville, but participating in a non-violent protest on a football field means you are an S.O.B. who should be fired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    if he wanted to be inflammatory, he would have said "and keep Mr Rooney happy".
    or better yet:

    "That's the golf coach's call," Roethlisberger said of the Jets game. "He's the one that calls all of the plays. There was no no-huddle. Our no-huddle is usually when we have three wide receivers on the field. The golf coach and the janitor saw something and wanted to run the ball with multiple tight ends and keep Art II the two-bit lawyer and the fans who are still stuck in the 70s happy, I guess."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    I believe the man was joking when he said to the assembled media "keep you guys and the fans happy"
    That is what I was thinking but you would have to actually see the clip. Ben likes to act glib during the media scrum and it does not translate well to the written media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o. View Post
    That is what I was thinking but you would have to actually see the clip. Ben likes to act glib during the media scrum and it does not translate well to the written media.
    I don't think you even need to see it to know. Anything this ridiculous had to be said tongue in cheek.

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    Anyone else recognize SARCASM? Why is everyone always looking for a conspiracy? Or turmoil?

    Ben reads and knows how there is a subset of fans who still long for the days of Franco and Rocky and believe that is "Steeler Football" as archaic as the notion may be.

    Ben is a QB. I would be more concerned if he didn't want to throw the ball all the time. Do you really think he should have any confidence in the running game with the "great" redman getting 2.0 yards per carry and Dwyer not doing much better?
    Last edited by Oviedo; 09-21-2012 at 04:26 PM.

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    has Ben been listening to Crash again?

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