“It’s hard to get close to guys”, Ben Roethlisberger admits during his 18-year career; GM’s bold decisions questions

former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shoot him the first episode From Futbahlin with Ben Roethlisberger last Thursday on his YouTube channel, Channel Seven. Discuss a variety of things including favorite (and not so favorite) beer, quarterback Mitch Trubesky And the Kenny Beckettand much more.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks about beer and soccer in his basement during the first episode of “Footbahlin with Ben Roethlisberger” on September 1, 2022. | YouTube / Channel Seven

During the episode, Roethlisberger was asked by his longtime friend and host, Spencer, how he handled the cut-off each year, and how it ultimately affected the way the 18-year veteran developed relationships with his teammates:

“Honestly, I’ll be honest. I had a lot of admiration, early in my career in particular, a lot of guys that I was really good friends with and they got cut. And it made it hard to be closer to guys. Because it just felt like every time you got close. In them from someone, it is cut. And this is difficult. “

And then I definitely got in some heat sometimes because I wasn’t close to guys, but I was like, ‘I’ve been here for 10 years, and I’ve seen a lot of guys go. “And he’s not like everyone else, he’s like your buddies. Like, your boyfriend, the guy that I got close to. Your roommate on the road whatever. And he’s like, ‘It’s so hard to do.'”

“And so it’s hard to get close to guys. You just have to, sometimes you just have to say, ‘Listen, I’m going to fight through this, and I’m going to do it anyway.’ But that was… It wasn’t always easy being close to guys because of that. “.

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (#19) celebrates with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter of a game against the New York Giants on Monday, September 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. . (AP Photo / Seth Wenig)


Former Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger weighs in on Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett’s controversial debate on the 1st EP of his new YouTube series


Roethlisberger also expressed how he sometimes disagreed with the front office and their decisions about who should be cut and who would keep on the list:

“Every now and then, you’ll say, ‘Okay, he’s gone. “And sometimes it’s just as simple as, you look, you count the numbers. It looks good, there… you just keep three guys running back.”

“Sometimes…there are the shocks. You’re like, ‘Okay, this guy’s going to work.’ And he doesn’t. You’re like, ‘What? Why do they cut? [him]? ‘…that would blow your mind.’ And you’re like, ‘What are they doing? I’m out, playing, I know what this guy can do….And they’re like, you know, the general manager is sitting in his office watching. I’m like you…Sometimes you just have to scratch your head, and she says “What are they doing?” But you just have to trust that I think they know. But it can be frustrating sometimes. Especially when it’s the guys that you know and want to make it happen.”

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Steelers, then General Manager Kevin Colbert and current General Manager Omar Khan after training at boot camp Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at St Vincent’s College in La Trobe. (Chaz Balla/Tribune-Review)

Roethlisberger has been very candid, especially in his post-retirement about how he feels about the events that occurred during his time in Pittsburgh. He’s faced a lot of ridicule about his relationships with his teammates, and this is an insight into why he’s not as close to his former teammates as he could have been.

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