Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was with team communications coordinator Burt Lauten in London, filming promos for the Steelers' Week 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
They got stuck in a roundabout, with Lauten pointing out Big Ben, held in Elizabeth Tower right outside the Palace of Westminster in London.
That's a dumb and easy joke, but a required one nonetheless. Required, as far as a story regarding the Steelers quarterback posing for photos in front of the 150-year-old clock and tower are concerned.
What's more revealing is Roethlisberger's response to London media, asking him what motivates him today.
As quoted by Lauten:
What motivates @steelers QB @_BigBen7? "I want to pass Terry Bradshaw by getting more Super Bowl wins. That's our expectations in Pgh."— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) July 2, 2013
That's three more rings for Roethlisberger, whose Steelers are looking to rebound from an 8-8- season in 2012.
Big Ben is technically the name of the bell inside Elizabeth Tower, but Big Ben got a bell this offseason when the Steelers drafted workhorse running back Le'Veon Bell in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Steelers lacked a consistent running back, which was exaggerated by inconsistent run blocking.
Roethlisberger has shown he has the talent to lead his team to a championship, but like any team, he'll need the complimentary pieces around him.
Does he have it now?
Big Ben Roethlisberger outside Big Ben in London ahead of the @steelers game at Wembley in September! @_BigBen7 pic.twitter.com/bNrrEO67Uo— nfluk.com (@nfl_uk) July 2, 2013
Ben Roethlisberger pictured outside Big Ben in London ahead of the @Steelers game at Wembley in September @_BigBen7 pic.twitter.com/HRZNx883CX— nfluk.com (@nfl_uk) July 2, 2013