BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – FEBRUARY 16: Former NFL participant Hines Ward watches motion previous to an Alliance of American Soccer sport between the Birmingham Iron and the Salt Lake Stallions at Legion Area on February 16, 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photograph by Kevin C. Cox/AAF/Getty Pictures)
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Hines Ward loved lots of success with Ben Roethlisberger on the sector, however he desires Massive Ben to do extra to guide the Steelers in 2019.
Again when Hines Ward was working routes on the sector, he and Ben Roethlisberger appeared to be in excellent concord. Now that Ward has hung up his cleats for good, he has some harsh phrases for his former quarterback.
Particularly, Ward desires Massive Ben to cease taking to the radio airwaves to name out his teammates. As an alternative, he counsel that Roethlisberger ought to “deal with them like a band of brothers.” Which means he ought to preserve the entire workforce’s points in-house reasonably than airing the soiled laundry in public.
It’s clearly been a tumultuous yr for Pittsburgh. Le’Veon Bell selected to take the season off reasonably than taking part in out the final yr of his cope with the franchise. He’s nearly definitely going to depart the Metal Metropolis by way of free company within the coming weeks.
Antonio Brown isn’t going to depart by way of free company, nevertheless it’s very doubtless he’ll be traded earlier than April’s draft. His off subject antics and apparent disconnect with Roethlisberger have torched his relationship with the franchise that drafted him. The Steelers will attempt to discover a deal that brings again a play maker of equal worth, however that’s going to be a tall activity.
The departure of these two egos does give Roethlisberger an opportunity to show over a brand new leaf when it comes to his management. The query is whether or not or not the strong-armed sign caller can moderately be anticipated to change his conduct at this late stage of his profession. If Roethlisberger didn’t respect supreme abilities like Bell and Brown sufficient not to talk about them in public, it’s impossible he’ll prolong that courtesy to youthful, much less established gamers.
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However, Roethlisberger should understand that the best way he’s been dealing with issues hasn’t gotten him one of the best outcomes potential. If he actually desires to win one other Tremendous Bowl ring earlier than he retires, he must discover a higher strategy to get alongside together with his teammates. It’s fairly potential that heeding Ward’s phrases would assist him do exactly that. Time will inform whether or not or not Massive Ben will hearken to his former go-to receiver.