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Ben wants meeting with Rooney over Arians release

Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:05 am
Edited on: January 27, 2012 2:44 pm
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Roethlisberger and Rooney are going to have a meeting, apparently. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians left the team under suspicious circumstances: first he was retiring, then he was fired, then he said he "wasn't offered a contract" ... it was all really weird and awkward. And it's not making Ben Roethlisberger happy.

And Roethlisberger, apparently, is going to march right up to Art Rooney II's office and ask him what's going on.

"When I get back, I'm going to go up to Mr. Rooney's office and ask him what he wants from me, what he wants from this offense, because I think that's a viable question for him," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Thursday in Honolulu. "He's our owner and our boss, so I really would like to know kind of what he wants and where he sees our offense going because I'd like to tell him where I see us going."

Rooney previously cited the points scored by the Steelers in 2011 as an issue with Arians. And the owner has a fair point, as the Steelers only ranked as a top-10 unit once under Arians, which was during his first year in 2007 when they were ninth in the NFL in scoring.

However, Football Outsiders ranks the Steelers as a top-10 unit in DVOA every year of Arians tenure but one. And there's little question that under Arians, the Steelers moved from a traditional ground-and-pound stereotype that people attach to Pittsburgh to a full-on aerial assault.

"We feel like we are really close to being an elite offense," Roethlisberger told the Tribune-Review. "For your leader to be gone is kind of a shocker, but you've got to be ready for whatever the Rooneys and coach [Mike] Tomlin decide it our next step."

Roethlisberger has consistently defended Arians over the past, and the T-R notes that he was taking him to Hawaii as one of his guests for the Pro Bowl until things got murky with his contract situation.

Ben's job is certainly safer. But he's not exactly doing himself any favors with the way he's phrasing his "request" for a meeting with Rooney.

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Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2012 2:04 am
 

Ben wants meeting with Rooney over Arians release

No1 G-Man,  I'm not concerned about what you think or whether you think my question deserves a reasonable answer. It's pretty obvious to anyone with any sense that Ben was guilty of at least one of the crimes. People don't just settle out of court and give away money to the victim unless they have something to hide.

Your comment shows that you are the one who knows nothing about life. But maybe you can still learn.


bigbangtheory17
Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: January 28, 2012 12:18 am
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:24 pm
 

Ben wants meeting with Rooney over Arians release

Were you paying attention when it was reported that Ben just settled one of the cases out of court with the woman and paid her a settlement ?? If Ben were innocent, why would he do that ?? He can afford the best lawyers to twist everything the woman says and get him off right ??

Mempatfan.  Don't waste your time with the buffoons on these boards, they'll never see your point or understand a thing you say. 

When Ben wasn't criminally charged these buffoons told me that's because he's innocent.  Yet when Ben settles a civil law suit out of court with one of the girls he's still innocent.... in their eyes he can't be guilty.

The bottom line is Ben wasn't charged criminall because his hotshot lawyers only have to find the slightest hole in a girl's testimony and suddenly he's not "guilty beyond a reasonable doubt".  And the fact the girls he raped can't afford hotshot lawyers for criminal trials where there is no return on their money makes it that much harder for the crown to really trust they can find Ben guilty.

But in civil court you don't have to prove anybody guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  If most of the evidence is against Ben he'll lose big money.  And in civil court the girls can afford the best lawyers in the country because they'll work on commission, something they can't do trying to help a girl in criminal court.  And since Ben knows the evidence points at rape, he had to settle out of court.

Ben is a moron.. and very likely a rapist.  But these idiots will never see it.






Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:19 pm
 

Ben wants meeting with Rooney over Arians release

Rick,
I don't care about spelling mistakes but WOW,did you even graduate 8th grade.And Big Ben is not even in the Top 5 Q.B's anymore.

 Rodgers,Brady,Brees,Manning,Stafford


Big Ben never was a top 5 QB's in the NFL!!!


bigbangtheory17
Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:05 pm
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Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:33 pm
 

Ben wants meeting with Rooney over Arians release

he has the right to ask his eployer a what thay was tinking if he wonts to and you need to leve him alon about the rape stuff that chick got what she wonted from him and the court she knew what she was doing dont be dumb if you think she did'ent you are the dumb one.
he is still the best QB in the NFL
 



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:21 pm
 

Ben wants meeting with Rooney over Arians release

I think the steelers was moveing in the right derection  now i dont know what thay are doing thay have the tool to mix up the offence and pud defences on their toe's i was thinking thay was going to win the AFC next year but now i dont know we will just have to see who thay hier to keep the offence going in the right derection i think it was a big mistake but I am a steeler fan thru and thru I Blead steeler black and gold and I wont to see them win more super bowls., GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 10:02 pm
 

Ben wants meeting with Rooney over Arians release

LoL roethlisburger is an employee.   He can march himself into free agency (and the post office also to register as a sexual predator) and give his demands to prospective employers.
yet another dumb post from the average sports fan in our country. just because he wants to meet with rooney, who does happen to be his boss, about his "job" as a quarterback and leader of the offense, it shouldn't warrent a response as such. i am sure rooney is thinking right now, "oh let me release my 2 time super bowl qb because he wants to have a meeting with me"... do you realize how stupid you sound? grow up



Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:03 pm
 

Ben wants meeting with Rooney over Arians release

LoL roethlisburger is an employee.   He can march himself into free agency (and the post office also to register as a sexual predator) and give his demands to prospective employers.  I'm sure it'll go over everywhere else just as it would in pittsburgh.  The Steelers have a long history of dumping veterans on the side of the freeway like a cardboard box full of kittens.  He should shut his face and enjoy the fact that his job as it is now has afforded him a way to buy his way out of prison.  Which is where we would be if we were accused of the same crimes (notice it's plural).  Qbs like him dont grow on trees?  At his position he's not great.  He's just good.  Over the past 5 years I'd put him slightly below Schaub which is an accurate estimation.  Flip flop players and Schaub as a Steeler would get just as much hype maybe even more because he's a better qb.



Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:00 pm
 

ROETHLISBERGER USED LATEX COverings

Shame on you mempatfan- YOU don't know Roethlisberger- bet there's a dainty girl out there
with some better facts than you present about the true very dark side of the guy. Stop posting your
trash on sports blogs this is about football and not the sex criminal who is a steeler.


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