We Don\’t Need More Apologies Ben, Just Better Actions & A Hair Cut

Once again, Ben Roethlisberger had to read another prepared statement following the announcement that he would not have charges pressed against him for the incident down in Georgia. This is getting very tiring for Steeler Nation. Ben says we will see a different person now.

Ben should start by hiring an image consultant. I would of shown up for that press conference on Monday with a haircut that looked like I was joining the Marines. Ben looked like a rough neck yesterday. Sure, I am not down on long hair, I use to have head banger hair myself in the 80\’s, but considering what Ben has gone through, it would of been a note worthy gesture.

What we want is a leader. What we want is our franchise quarterback to act like a franchise quarterback. You are already cool to us. Having a motorcycle, parting with college girls and having long hair does not impress us. You are cool by the fact that you are the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers. We see all of the great charity work you do. It is not highly publicized because it does not sell papers. I assure you that ever member of Steeler Nation indeed sees it though.

Words are just that, Ben. Words. Steeler Nation wants actions. Actions speak louder than words. There is nothing wrong with having a night on the town for your birthday, but you need to know that the internet is everywhere. They even have it in Mayberry, Georgia. Everyone is the media these days, even me. We wear no credentials, but can write and post what we want to a large readership in less than 5 minutes. Ever action you do in public is magnified and everyone sees it.

In closing what every fan of Steeler Nation wants is to not have to see you do any more apologies, we only want post game press conferences in which you talk about winning football games.

  • Ron

    Ben is an embarrassment to Steeler Nation. He acts and looks like a 16 year old high school kid. I am disgusted with the Rooney family for what they have allowed the organazation to become by avoiding the moral standards set by Chick Noll. As a long time Steeler season ticket holder I am disgusted paying the kind of price I do to watch and root for athletes with such low moral standards, criminal behavior and a total lack of class.

  • Robin

    Did any other Steeler fan want to punch their TV when Ben finished his statement yesterday with “God Bless”. I am sorry but those who actually mean that don’t follow 20 year olds to the bathroom whether they are invited or not. Ben should spend a little more time talking to God before he starts trying share some of his blessings with us. Makes me sick to look at him. I am trying to figure out what he is going to have to do to change that? Can he change that?

  • dave

    I’m not thrilled with Ben’s behavior, but I’m not looking forward to another 20-30 years of Cliff Stoudt, Mark Malone, David Woodley, Todd Blackledge, Bubby Brister, Neil O’Donnell, Mike Tomczak, Kordell Stewart, Kent Graham, Tommy Maddox type quarterbacks either. If it was easy to find a ‘franchise’ QB, every team in the league would have one.

    I hope this latest incident has him ‘scared straight’.

  • D. Burton

    Ben is an embarrassment to Steeler Nation !

  • m. randolph

    Ben’s actions seem to be following the same pattern and is an attitude problem that can’t be fixed (e.g. Ryan Leaf). First it was the motorcycle incident. Then there was the comments about Cowher and Whisenhunt. The comments about Hinds Ward not being a Plaxico Burress. He was proud of the throw first offense and his 4000+ yards, but they didn’t win the division or a wild card. Terrible Owens is one of the best wide receivers ever, but I don’t want him on my team. Trade Ben away to Oakland! The only way to manage him would be the way Cowher would do it and Ben would leave if that happened! Ron White said it best “you just can’t fix stupid!”

  • cI

    I hope that when Ben and the rest of the Steelers lead us to an incredible 12-4 season this year that we don’t forget to hold all our guys to a higher standard AFTER they perform for us.

  • Mark

    We have a saying in nuclear construction: “The quality of the job will be remembered long after the deadline has been met.” The same concept applies to the current state of the Steelers. Reestablish the morals that the Steelers were built on. Reward good and decent behavior. Reword the “morals” clause in every player’s contract because some players can’t understand the current version. Reemphasize it during every team meeting and every post game meeting. When players make millions per year, does anyone really expect a fine to have an impact? Are you kidding me?!?!?! Only serious management actions will right this ship. If they have time to talk about it, they have time to do it. Return the pride to Pittsburg!