Le’Veon Bell, who didn’t play for the Pittsburgh Steelers final 12 months, spoke with Sports activities Illustrated about how arduous it’s to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. And with Ben Roethlisberger specifically.
He acknowledges, “Ben is a good quarterback,” however says Roethlisberger’s private preferences performed a task in who was given the chance to make performs.
Says Bell, “The group desires to win. Tomlin desires to win. Ben desires to win—however Ben desires to win his means, and that’s powerful to play with. Ben received a Tremendous Bowl, however he received when he was youthful. Now he’s at this stage the place he tries to regulate all the pieces, and [the team] let him get there.
He provides: “So if I’m mad at a participant and I’m not throwing him the ball—if I’m not throwing A.B. the ball and I’m giving JuJu [Smith-Schuster] all of the shine or Jesse [James] or Vance [McDonald] or whoever it’s, and you realize consciously you’re making your different receiver mad however you don’t care—it’s arduous to win that means.”
Currently, discord has adopted Roethlisberger round like a blitzing linebacker. Final month, Antonio Brown mentioned the group solely has respect for the growing old quarterback.
It’s by no means nice to really feel such as you’re dropping the general public relations battle, so the piling on must be powerful for Roethlisberger. However, it’s necessary to keep in mind that Bell and Bryant weren’t precisely the best teammates on this planet both.
Perhaps the takeaway right here is that it’s really exceptional Pittsburgh was capable of obtain any success in any respect with all the sentiments flowing across the locker room. Feels like there was a really NBA-like vibe going round.