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Steelers News: Ben Roethlisberger excited for the same ‘boring’ Steelers offense

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The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to the gridiron this week when they reported back to training camp. With practices underway, the news surrounding the black-and-gold is just starting to heat up. As the team returns from their summer break, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp starts!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how Ben Roethlisberger is excited for the fact the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense isn’t going to change much this season. Or as he called it, the same old ‘boring’ Steelers offense.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Ben Roethlisberger is back, and so is Randy Fichtner. Naturally, the Steelers’ offense won’t be changing much, and that is just fine by the team’s star quarterback

Roethlisberger is happy that Steelers’ offense isn’t changing

By: Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk

With a rash of new offenses sweeping the league, the Pittsburgh Steelers are staying the course.

“We’re going to be the same, boring old Steelers,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told John Kryk of the Toronto Sun on Thursday. “There’s something to be said about not making big changes, and just getting better at what you already know.”

Within what the Steelers already know, there are plenty of unknowns. This will the first year without either Antonio Brown or Le’Veon Bell on the team since 2009, and it remains to be seen how defenses will approach the Pittsburgh offense.

Presumably, they’ll try to take away 2018 team MVP and new No. 1 receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster with two or more defenders. Can JuJu beat double coverage? If not, his numbers will reflect that.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


  • James Conner is an amazing human being. That is all.

Steelers’ Conner gives fan on breathing tube tour

By: Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

James Conner didn’t know the young girl he spotted waving a Pittsburgh Steelers sign from an autograph line at training camp, but he was about to make her day anyway.

Conner recently selected a girl with a breathing tube to follow him past the roped-off area and to the Steelers’ locker room for an impromptu post-practice tour. A video of the girl with Conner -- who said she went by the nickname “Kay Kay” -- went viral through Conner’s social media account along with the message, “Love the joy this game brings people. Priceless moment.”

Conner told ESPN he was signing autographs on a step outside the practice field when he saw her and couldn’t resist.

”Obviously just looking at her, she has been through some things and she was dealing with some things with the braces she had on,” said Conner, who doesn’t know her condition. “So she appreciated it more than most of some other fans out here who want autographs for the wrong reasons.”

Conner liked how the girl dropped down for a pushups session with him and eagerly gave high-fives to teammates.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


  • The Steelers better watch out for that AAU team in Cleveland this year...I guess.

Training Camp Buzz: Beckham calls Browns ‘AAU team’

By: Adam Mya, NFL.com

Dynamic catches from one Odell Beckham have been a staple of Cleveland Browns training camp. OBJ and Mayfield are just getting started, of course.

”Everything takes time,” Beckham told reporters following Friday’s practice. “Everything that’s great comes with patience and takes time. We’re still developing. The best part about it it’s training camp. It’s not the real season right now. We’re just trying to all get on the same page, get everything down.”

Beckham likened the Browns’ offense and its many weapons to “being on an AAU team,” while noting he’s been inspired to make more plays as he watches his peers practice at a high level. He also shot down the idea that quarterback-wide receiver rapport is “overrated” but said he’s not one to direct Mayfield on how to work with him.

”I just tell him do what he does,” Beckham explained. “There’s a reason he was the first pick, there’s a reason he won the Heisman, there’s a reason he led Oklahoma to all those great seasons. I just let him tell me what he thinks I should do and I’m just going to do that, and he’s going to put it where it needs to be.”

Trust is a mark of a good relationship.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


  • There are certain occasions when the Antonio Brown saga just becomes almost laughable. As it turns out, the saga doesn’t involve the Steelers anymore, just Brown.

Trainer sues Antonio Brown for unpaid fees and expenses

By: Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk

Deceased Raiders owner Al Davis knew a thing or two about filing lawsuits. Current Raiders receiver Antonio Brown knows a thing or two about being on the wrong end of them.

Via TMZ.com, Brown has been sued by a trainer who claims that Brown stiffed the trainer out of more than $7,000 in fees and expenses.

Sean Pena claims that he provided Brown with a week of training in April, and that Brown failed to reimburse Pena for therapy and training service, expenses for hotels, airfare, rental car, and more.

Attorney Darren Heitner told TMZ.com that everything has been taken care of.

“Mr. Brown has already paid the Plaintiff everything that he was due,” Heitner said. “The Plaintiff has no foundation for coming after Mr. Brown, and we will ensure that this case disposed of quickly.”

Pena’s lawyer strenuously objects to that characterization.

“Antonio Brown and his attorney have intentionally chosen to ignore Pena’s claim for unpaid trainer services,” Michael D. Kolodzi told TMZ.com.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)


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