The summit of the provocation was a fake. But deceptively. And therefore, they caused unrest, where it wasn't needed yet more unrest in the chief days of the Pittsburgh Steelers. This spoiled by success for the Club, with six titles is nothing less than the Champions of the super bowl Era, just missed the Playoff. And that would have been reason enough for Tumult in the football-mad steel city.
However, the failure alone is not remained, in this wayward season. Rather, in Pittsburgh, while elsewhere the preparations for the first playoff round this weekend, are taken on essential issues. For example, a contract's value. Or: as long as the Trainer dance on the nose. And most recently: whether Ben Roethlisberger of the whole mess is the main culprit.
successes at a young age
Long, the stocky playmaker was regarded as the future of this powerful Franchise. In 2006, the descendant of Bernese emigrants completed just his second year as a Pro, he led the Steelers to a super bowl Triumph. Three years later, double it, not yet 27, and the Final he played despite broken Ribs.
Such hero stories you tell in the United States. The perfect image was awarded but soon cracks. Roethlisberger has built a serious motorcycle accident without a helmet and had to answer for allegations of sexual abuse in court. The NFL locked him in 2010, therefore, almost half of the season.
in the Meantime, the Quarterback is on the verge of his 37. Birthday, and the most part of his career is naturally behind him. His contract runs out in a year. The question that arises now: What legacy will be left by "Big Ben" in Pittsburgh?
The plundered locker
In the course of this season, it came to a rift between the Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell. This refused, a unilateral, one-year limited contract extension to sign, and stayed away, therefore, all training sessions and Games. He voluntarily renounced, so to 14.5 million dollars. Roethlisberger, the Offensive had to rely on the running qualities of the Bells, says he was trying to convey, Bell had called him, but never returned. After that, he had to loot his teammate Bells locker.
"Big Ben is selfish, and shows with the
fingers at each other," says the critic.
decency Than a week ago, the last game of the season for the Steelers, was missing with Antonio Brown, the best pass receiver. Brown was injured on the knee, but the arranged MRI truant. For this, he had a few hours before the game, his agent, with head coach Mike Tomlin to call and tell you he was fit. Tomlin refused with thanks. Allegedly, Brown is supposed to have the day after, asks to be sold. Tomlin denied this, especially with brown's contract in Pittsburgh is still running three years.
And yet, it finally came to this message on Twitter, which turned out to be a good fake provocation, the collapse of the Pittsburgh Steelers but well-illustrated: Le'Veon Bell, who asked Antonio Brown to the public: "brother where it takes us next?" From San Francisco, Cleveland and New York players, which promoted the Duo made themselves known immediately.
"A terrible Leader"
The Problem seems to be in both cases, the Roethlisberger. Several times it had come in (for the Steelers) the previous season to the public dispute between Brown and the team captain. Roethlisberger had the Wide Receiver in press interviews, to run wrong routes, and generally be a source of trouble. Brown responded early on for the first time with a Tweet, you may let him go. These he put out, obviously stayed the desire. "I'm blessed with free will," he told now a lot of saying on the social network.
on the departure of long-time Offensive leaders Todd Haley, Roethlisberger should be actively encouraged. And in the early years, the club should be like Plaxico Burress or Santonio Holmes put his in front of the young Roethlisberger escaped, it means now.
"Big Ben is a horrible Leader", said Shannon Sharpe, a three-time super bowl Champion and a respected TV pundit. For his hard hitting analysis, Sharpe with Roethlisberger little gracious: "He shows love to point the Finger at others, and is a pugnacious and selfish players. He constantly seeks someone that he can throw for his own poor performances under the Bus."
coach Tomlin tried to dispel the rumors, as far as possible. Brown's behaviour was unprofessional, report local media. And yet Tomlin party: After twelve common seasons, his own fate is closely linked to the Roethlisbergers.
NFL Playoff. Wild-Card Round. American Football Conference: National Football League (NFL). Houston Texans - Indianapolis Colts 7:21. Dallas Cowboys - Seattle Seahawks 24:22. On Sunday: Baltimore Ravens - Los Angeles Chargers Chicago Bears - Philadelphia Eagles. The Super Bowl LIII will be held on 3. February 2019 in Atlanta. (Tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 06.01.2019, 21:13 PM