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Let’s do some football talk this morning in the form of Big Ben talking about his pay cut
If we all know one thing about Ben Roethlisberger, it’s that this guy never passes up the chance to make sure you know he took one for the team, whether with an arm injury or a contractual sacrifice for the betterment of the franchise. The guy sure wasn’t going to let his offseason pay cut slide by without making himself look good here, even though there are clear indications the Steelers are ready to move into a new era at the position.
“It was my idea,” Roethlisberger said Tuesday about the pay cut he took during the offseason. “I told them I want to help the team out however we can, and so I went to them and told them that I would do whatever I could to help the team sign the guys that are going to help us win football games. … In order to do that, to get guys here, I felt that it was necessary to do that.”
Let’s keep in mind the Steelers were 1-6 to end the season, including losses to Washington and Cincinnati. If there was ever a guy who wants a farewell tour and all the rocking chairs, shotguns, and pieces of art that come along with it, it’s 39-year-old Roethlisberger. He’ll limp up to the line one final time, get into the shotgun, hike the leg, take the snap, drop back, uncork a bomb, take a shot in the knee and then end up in a neck brace during his postgame press conference. The arm will be in a sling. His face will look like it was cut by an illegal weapon in the ring, and he’ll tell Pittsburgh media members this is how he wanted it to end — leaving it all on the line for the city.
Don’t forget June 2 when I painted the Steelers’ 2021 season in one paragraph. It’s coming. And this won’t be the final time he reminds people he took a huge pay cut for this team.
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And with that, I’m ready to sit here at my desk and attack the day. We have some good stuff coming. Buckle up.
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One more tidbit about Big Ben you might find interesting. Lifetime 24-8 record against the Bengals.
Yeah, didn’t think it would take long to find a Steelers fan. Betcha Hannah is a Steelers fan too