Ben Roethlisberger's leadership was questioned in recent days by a jabrone has-been (or never was) running back Josh Harris.
Harris tweeted out that Roethlisberger, not a fan of a Todd Haley play call, fumbled the ball on purpose on the following play.
I said on my show that if there were a QB petty enough to do this, it would be Ben. I also said that there's zero percent chance that it actually went down like that.
Ben's dealt with a lot of unfair criticism of late, but has stayed quiet through it all. AB and Le'Veon Bell took to social media at every turn in order to defend their image, yet Ben has taken an opposite approach.
Mike Mitchell, Joey Porter, Todd Haley, James Harrison, Martavis Bryant, Antonio Brown, and Le'Veon Bell are all gone. Each of them at one point or another caused a distraction. By not giving credence to terrible accusations, I think Roethlisberger is trying to let the nonsense dissipate naturally. It's the right move.
I expect Roethlisberger to be motivated to have a great year in 2019. He will want to prove that he's a better leader than the national media is painting him to be. He will also want to show that he can put up numbers without Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.