The kids attending Coach Mike Tomlin\’s youth football camp at Mars Area High School got a surprise visit from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Wednesday. While it was most definitely a great PR move by Big Ben, he made it clear that it\’s his intention to be back next year as well. Little things like this will add up over time and restore his character to the fans and the team.
Hines Ward chatted with NFL Total Access host Rich Eisen on Wednesday about his experience at NFL Broadcast Boot Camp and how the Steelers have taken to Big Ben. Ward though did say, “A lot of players really don\’t know the situation, other than what we hear in the news or the media,” Ward said. “I think when he addresses the whole team going into training camp, we can all put it behind us and move forward.” It sounds like Ward expects Roethlisberger to address the whole team going into training camp about the whole situation. Time will tell.
Erika Esola has a great article on second year cornerback Joe Burnett and his roots in Lake County Florida. Burnett also talks about the temptation he had to leave UCF a year earlier for the NFL, but opted to stay his senior year instead.
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Steelers rookie wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders gave a candid radio interview to the 93.7 The Fan Morning show on Wednesday. Sanders is chomping at the bit to be a key contributor for the Steelers and in the middle of daily five-hour workouts with the Steelers trainer. He really sounds excited and like a good kid. I can not wait to see how he does at training camp.
Steelers receiver Antwaan Randle El had some strong comments on the Redskins and their dealings with defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth. El claims they asked him about Haynesworth before signing him last season. You can listen to more below from the The Mike Wise Show.