I get it. It is the slow season for the National Football League. Post Super Bowl and pre-NFL Free Agency can crawl along like a snail, and because of this many outlets have to try and find unique twists/takes on regurgitated content to seem “fresh”.
We all have to do it, including this website, but some take it to new extremes almost every year. Whether it is Ian Rapoport spouting off about Ben Roethlisberger leaving the team years ago, or now Thomas Davis, linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers, stating Roethlisberger could have come back in 2019 but quit on his team.
I’m not joking.
Just watch the video below:
Ben Roethlisberger had season ending elbow surgery last september. He still hasn't been cleared to throw a football. But @ThomasDavisSDTM thinks Big Ben quit on the Steelers in 2019 and he really could have come back. This is whack pic.twitter.com/wcEB8DgVar— #24 was my GOAT (@ViewsFromThe50) February 16, 2020
February 21st is the date Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was told was the next key appointment on Ben Roethlisberger’s calendar. General Manager Kevin Colbert said the same thing when he met with local media this past week. This appointment will be when Ben Roethlisberger will find out if he can begin to throw objects as he attempts to come back from his first season-ending injury.
But, Thomas Davis, let’s ignore facts.
It is this type of content which drives fans away from major media outlets, and hopefully they find their home with people who only follow and cover the Steelers, from a fan perspective.
With that said, be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they press on towards NFL Free Agency and the 2020 NFL Draft.