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Steelers Art Rooney II wisely takes the high road in regards to questions on Bell and Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers owner spoke to media recently, and took the high road when asked about the Killer Bs who are now elsewhere.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Just as the Four Seasons said, “Silence is Golden”.

For Pittsburgh Steelers fans, the noise going on around the organization the past few months has not only been deafening, but also tiring. It just seems as if every time you log onto Twitter, Instagram or Facebook you see something derogatory about the black-and-gold.

It might be Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell or any number of national talking heads bashing anyone from Kevin Colbert, Art Rooney II, Mike Tomlin or even Ben Roethlisberger. It was like being at the shooting range. Aim, and fire.

Throughout all this, those who are still employed by the Pittsburgh Steelers have kept quiet. In fact, since Art Rooney II’s meeting with Brown in Florida, the team has been completely silent outside of some very bland Kevin Colbert statement regarding the trade of Antonio Brown.

Come to think of it, Art Rooney II didn’t release any type of statement from the Brown meeting in Florida, it was simply a tweet from Brown giving a statement as to what was discussed during the meeting.

While some think this is similar to the organization sitting quietly in the middle of a room as the walls burn around them, there is more strategy here than most might believe. Staying quiet keeps things under control. Sure, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell can say what they want, but the Steelers are controlling what they can control — nothing else.

Most recently, Rooney II spoke via conference call with several members of the Pittsburgh media. After talking about the upcoming owners meeting and his desire to avoid expanding instant replay, he was asked about the departure of Brown and Bell.

Here was his answer:

Ahh, the high road. It has been a while since Steelers fans have heard this.

Some fans have wanted the Steelers to break their silence. For Art Rooney II, Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin and even Ben Roethlisberger to come out and stick up for themselves. While Tomlin and likely Rooney II will be in front of media for the first time since this tumultuous offseason began, fans will get their share of news, sound bytes and information on the black-and-gold during the yearly owners meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

The silence will be broken, and hopefully this will be just the next step in the healing process where fans, and the team, can move on from those who are no longer with the team and start to prepare for the 2019 season.