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    This rookie has been a total dud so far. I hope Roethlisberger lets him have it, maybe pisses in his locker or puts vaseline in his helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonie View Post
    This rookie has been a total dud so far. I hope Roethlisberger lets him have it, maybe pisses in his locker or puts vaseline in his helmet.
    Yeah, because THAT will really teach him a lesson...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCrazy View Post
    Everything OK between Roethlisberger, Bell

    September, 25, 2013

    by Scott Brown | ESPN.com

    PITTSBURGH -- Here is what kind of season it has been for the Pittsburgh Steelers: Their quarterback was quoted out of context on his own radio show.

    At least that is the case when it comes to the Steelers fans who angrily weighed in after Ben Roethlisberger said he doesn't know what to expect from rookie running back Le'Veon Bell when Pittsburgh plays the Minnesota Vikings in London.

    Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday that he didn't know how much pain Bell could play through and that he had no such questions after tight end Heath Miller returned from a major knee injury.

    Some fans interpreted that as Roethlisberger challenging Bell, who is scheduled to return Sunday from a mid-foot sprain, or taking a cheap shot at the rookie.

    Roethlisberger said on Wednesday that was anything but the case.

    “I meant that as a compliment to Heath and just saying that I know Heath and I've been around Heath for a long time,” Roethlisberger said. “I just don't know Le'Veon well enough yet to know. I didn't even know that (the comments) created ... I'll go say something to him and see if it hurt his feelings, but I don't think it would have.”

    It didn't, said Bell.

    “I'm a young guy, I'm a rookie, I haven't been here," said Bell, the second running back taken in the 2013 draft. "This is his first season with me. A lot of guys still really don't know what I am about because I haven't played. I just want to show him at least a little bit in this coming week.”

    Those searching for signs that the 0-3 Steelers are coming apart at the seams will probably have to look elsewhere. Roethlisberger seemed genuinely surprised when I asked him about the Bell comments and the fan reaction they had generated. And Bell seemed sincere when he shrugged them off and said he expected such a response since his next NFL carry will be his first NFL carry.

    While Roethlisberger is still getting to know Bell, he is looking forward to seeing what dimension the latter adds to the Steelers' offense.

    “I think he's more than just a guy who's going to run the ball,” Roethlisberger said. “He wouldn't have been brought here if he wasn't an all-around back.”

    http://espn.go.com/blog/pittsburgh-s...g-ben-and-bell

    wow

    imagine that. Fans overreacting again

    who woulda thunk it

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elitestatusplease View Post
    When Harrison called out Ben "You aint Peyton Manning even though you get paid like him". Harrison got killed. Ben calls out Rooneys (arians), Haley and now the rook. No harm no foul.

    Ben is a cancer
    as much as you are one to message boards. Get banned, come back with another name

    and so on and so on and so on

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCrazy View Post
    “I'm a young guy, I'm a rookie, I haven't been here," said Bell, the second running back taken in the 2013 draft. "This is his first season with me. A lot of guys still really don't know what I am about because I haven't played. I just want to show him at least a little bit in this coming week.”
    Everyone one this thread, both sides are missing what is happening here. Listen to the kid, he gets it. Steeler players have long had a tradition of not giving props to rookies until the EARN it. It results at times with what appears to be disparaging comments when asked about a rookie. They ALSO tend to stand up for veterans who are already on the team when some hotshot high draft kid shows up. There is nothing for Bell to be offended about, as shown in his comments. He knows he will get his deserved respect when he earns it.

    BEN HIMSELF WENT THROUGH THE SAME THING AS A ROOKIE. Fans got bent about it (Faneca's comments) but Ben simply went about earning the respect of his peers. Ben never complained or disrespected Faneca for it, he understood it. Even after being a successful starter Ben would defer talk of leadership to the veterans out of respect. Now Ben is the veteran and he is keeping the unproven kid in his place per tradition. Ben is not the only one. Remember this story:

    "Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote predicts Jason Worilds, not first-round draft pick Jarvis Jones, will replace James Harrison at outside linebacker this season."

    Seriously this is no big deal, just standard veteran comments blown out of proportion.
    Last edited by Captain Lemming; 09-26-2013 at 11:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    Everyone one this thread, both sides are missing what is happening here. Listen to the kid, he gets it. Steeler players have long had a tradition of not giving props to rookies until the EARN it. It results at times with what appears to be disparaging comments when asked about a rookie. They ALSO tend to stand up for veterans who are already on the team when some hotshot high draft kid shows up. There is nothing for Bell to be offended about, as shown in his comments. He knows he will get his deserved respect when he earns it.

    BEN HIMSELF WENT THROUGH THE SAME THING AS A ROOKIE. Fans got bent about it (Faneca's comments) but Ben simply went about earning the respect of his peers. Ben never complained or disrespected Faneca for it, he understood it. Even after being a successful starter Ben would defer talk of leadership to the veterans out of respect. Now Ben is the veteran and he is keeping the unproven kid in his place per tradition. Ben is not the only one. Remember this story:

    "Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Larry Foote predicts Jason Worilds, not first-round draft pick Jarvis Jones, will replace James Harrison at outside linebacker this season."

    Seriously this is no big deal, just standard veteran comments blown out of proportion.
    Is it too late to make a thread to **** all over Foote for those comments about Jarvis Jones?

    Again, a veteran questioning an unproven rookie happens all the time. It's up to the rookie to show the veterans otherwise.

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