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Steelers News: Another day, someone else cracking on Ben Roethlisberger’s conditioning

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 NFL Draft is officially over. After finishing last year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, have another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how it seems almost every day that someone is going after Ben Roethlisberger for his lack of conditioning.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers know what they have in Ben Roethlisberger, and that certainly isn’t a workout warrior. However, they also know despite his superior level of conditioning, he wins football games.

Tim Benz: Jay Glazer’s shot at Ben Roethlisberger raises interesting dynamic

By: Tim Benz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer is known to have a good relationship with Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.

I’m not sure how great his relationship will be with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger now, though.

In a mailbag Q&A with The Athletic, a fan asked Glazer about potential success for the 2020 Steelers if “Big Ben” is “back to even 85% plus fitness.”

Glazer’s response was less than kind.

First of all, let’s not put the words fitness and Ben Roethlisberger together, they are allergic to each other. There is no fitness in Ben Roethlisberger. His idea of a great off-season workout program is doing one yoga session, playing golf, and drinking some beer.

With that beard Roethlisberger is currently sporting, the golf and beer part I can see. Wrapping my brain around that visage on a yoga mat is a little difficult for me at this point.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • As if there was any doubt about this...

Steelers, Penguins among top 10 on Forbes list of ‘most passionate fans’

By: Chris Adamski, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The page-wide photo at the top of the website link for the article said it all: a face-painted fan covered in black and gold from the waist up and waving a Terrible Towel at a Pittsburgh Steelers game.

Though stay-at-home orders that have shut down the sports world offer them little way of showing it, Pittsburgh pro sports fans have been recognized as some of the best on the continent.

Using a formula that included local TV ratings, attendance, merchandise sales and social media reach, on Wednesday released its rankings of “America’s most passionate sports fans.” Partisans of the Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins made the top 10.

The Steelers were No. 4 overall on the NFL-dominated list, and the Penguins were the lone NHL representative in the top 10, ranking ninth.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Charlotte head coach Will Healy is unbelievably proud of his star pupil.

Proud of one of his stars

By: Teresa Varley,

You could hear it in Will Healy’s voice. It was something the Charlotte 49ers head football coach couldn’t hide and didn’t want to hide.

It’s because when talking about Alex Highsmith, Healy just can’t help but let it be known how proud he is of the newest Steelers linebacker.

“I am ridiculously proud,” said Healy. “He’s a guy I have grown really close to over the last year. I was fortunate enough to inherit him and coach him. It couldn’t happen to a better person.

“The amazing part about Alex is not just the way he is on the field, but his leadership and how he handled his business and mentorship is so vital for our program well after he is there. He is a tremendous person. He has it figured out. He is very mature about how he handles himself. He is such a good teammate and person. His work ethic is second to none.

“To see him enjoy this type of success is really good for the guys who are in our program to see what a professional player looks like. It’s really gratifying for me as a coach to see a guy who buys into it as much as he does, and I am so happy he was rewarded this way.”

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

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