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    Switzer: 的 was in a bad place mentally

    Switzer: 'I was in a bad place mentally

    https://www.steelers.com/news/switze...salau4FB251e9w

    Teresa Varley

    You hear it from NFL players time and time again. Sometimes it痴 when they are traded, or cut, or not re-signed.

    It痴 the standard line you come to expect.

    They understand things happening because football 訴s a business.

    But it痴 more. Yes, football is a business. But for those who play the game, it痴 a passion. It痴 been a part of their life since they were kids. It痴 something that brings them happiness, brings them joy.

    And when it痴 disrupted because the sport 訴s a business, it can hurt like you can稚 imagine.

    Just ask Ryan Switzer.

    Switzer was traded not just once, but twice in a five month span, landing with the Steelers before the start of the 2018 season from the Raiders, who happened to acquire him from the Cowboys just months earlier.

    Looking back at it, it was tougher than he could have ever imagined. It was the low point of his career and something that brought him pain he never expected.

    的 am not going to downplay it, said Switzer. 的t was extremely hard. I was in a pretty bad place when I showed up to Pittsburgh. Being traded twice in five months. Not sure what was going on. Not knowing why it wasn稚 working out. When the stuff started happening in Oakland, the last two weeks of training camp the coaches stopped talking to me. They weren稚 giving me any reps in the preseason. I couldn稚 understand what was going on. I came to find out I was on the trading block for a while.

    溺oving out of a house, to the West Coast, back to the East Coast. I lost a lot of money moving. It was a mess. I was newly married. There were a lot of factors that went into why I was feeling how I was. When I got here I didn稚 expect too much. My mind hadn稚 settled down. I was processing everything that was going on. That was the state I was in. I was in a really bad place mentally.

    That was until he spent a few days in the Steelers locker room. That honestly changed everything.

    的t was no question the lowest I have ever been in my football career, said Switzer. 典he lowest without a doubt. Just to go from the lowest I have ever felt to potentially the highest, being integrated into this team, such a strong group of guys. It went from the lowest to the highest. That is a credit to Coach (Mike) Tomlin, the veterans in the locker room, the organization. Everyone who welcomed me and made me feel like I was at home.

    典o have a Hall of Fame quarterback work with me, reach out to me. It would have been so easy for him to say this guy got here seven days before the first game. I don稚 trust him, I don稚 want to work with him. But he didn稚 do that.

    Instead Ben Roethlisberger possibly helped save Switzer痴 career. Roethlisberger welcomed Switzer in a way he never could have imagined, taking him from a dark time when he thought it was time to hang up the cleats, to the best time he had in his young NFL career.

    釘en and I talked after the season, said Switzer. 的 wanted to express my thanks to him. When I got here I remember telling my wife, my agent, I am going to see how this first couple of days go. I was so low mentally I was ready to retire. The game at that point wasn稚 worth the mental stress it was putting on me and my life. He helped me so much.

    鏑ooking back it痴 crazy because football means so much to me. I love this game. It痴 a top five priority in my life. To think that I felt that way and I was just a day or two away from giving up on everything I ever worked for. It痴 kind of surreal looking back at it that I was that close to being done with it.

    的 can稚 even tell you the gratitude I have for the situation looking back at it. I wouldn稚 be mentally where I am right now if I was in Dallas, if I hadn稚 gone through the trades, if I hadn稚 gone through the moves and everything I went through. I am going into my third year but I feel like I have played nine, just because of the things that I have learned and the stuff I have been through. I am grateful for that. It can稚 do anything but propel me from here on out.

    的t just took a different environment, a different set of people to bring that it out of me. I feel like when you believe in me, when you put your trust in me, I would run through a brick wall for you.

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    this is obviously a made up story, we all know that Ben would never help someone else and that he's a terrible leader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    this is obviously a made up story, we all know that Ben would never help someone else and that he's a terrible leader.
    Well it is April fools day.

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    A year ago, Antonio Brown was on top of the world in Pittsburgh and Ryan Switzer was in a miserable limbo between Dallas and Oakland.

    Now Switzer is enjoying life in Pittsburgh, and AB will soon find out that the grass is brown and rotting on the other side.

    Which is the better situation for an undersized possession receiver and jitterbug return man? I foresee an increased role and additional success as Switzer remains in the same place for the second consecutive season in a quality offensive system, while it will take some time for AB to get used to playing in an inferior system where he will have to learn how to get used to losing. Karma, beeyotch.
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    Switzer sure does say the right things to get fans on board. Loved his effort on the field, Chadman thinks he’s a good fit.
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    I’m a Switzer fan
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

    FIRE MIKE TOMLIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    Switzer sure does say the right things to get fans on board. Loved his effort on the field, Chadman thinks he痴 a good fit.
    Switzer is obviously a liar. Those who really know things have stated repeatedly that this team is a dysfunctional mess. Tomlin is a terrible coach who needs to be fired. Ben is a selfish egotistical a$$ who causes more problems than one can count t and drives away hard working, team first players like Bell and Brown

    Obviously this is fake news

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Ben is a selfish egotistical a$$ who causes more problems than one can count and drives away hard working, team first players like Bell and Brown

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    Its nice to see some "Feel good" stories mixed in every now and again. Gives us hope that Tomlin can "Right the ship"... now that the cancer has been removed from this team.

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    WE are log jammed at slot. JuJu, Rogers, and him, would you trade him to move up for a center?
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