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Terrible Towel Tales: Ben Roethlisberger says tradition is gone for Steelers

Steelers news and commentary Wednesday, December 13

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Welcome to the Terrible Towel Tales, where we’ll highlight some of the latest stories permeating Steelers media for your reading pleasure every Monday through Saturday. In today’s news…

Steelers Make Two Changes to Starting Lineup | Noah Strackbein, All Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially named two players their starters after sending them out with the first team in the last several weeks. On their Week 15 depth chart, nose tackle Keeanu Benton has surpassed Montravius Adams, and kick returner Godwin Igwebuike is now officially the starter over Anthony McFarland.

Benton replaced Adams five weeks ago after the veteran suffered an ankle injury. Despite returning last week and remaining in the starting lineup, Benton seemingly kept his starting job and is now officially the team’s starter for the first time this season.

Ben Roethlisberger challenges Steelers offensive leaders to step up, fears team’s rich tradition ‘is done’ | Bryan DeArdo, CBS Sports

Pittsburgh’s former quarterback and future Hall of Fame inductee doesn’t think that the team’s traditions have been passed down to current members of the offense, who are part of a unit that has been under siege seemingly all season. Roethlisberger, who retired after the 2021 season, said the team’s traditions were not passed down to the offense’s new leaders when he left the way they were given to him when Jerome Bettis and others left the locker room early in his career.

“Maybe the tradition of the Pittsburgh Steelers is done,” Roethlisberger said on the latest edition of his podcast. “Maybe it needs to be formed a new kind of way. I don’t know.”

Specifically, Roethlisberger wants someone on the offense to carry on the Steelers tradition.

Steelers’ Broderick Jones hosts holiday celebration for children awaiting adoption | Mamieh Bah, CBS

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Broderick Jones gave back to the community on Monday.

The event was all about putting smiles on the faces of children and their foster families at a time of year when it is needed the most.

“I had people who were there for me when I was younger,” Jones said. “So, it feels normal for me to do the same as I’m growing up.”

At least 100 foster children and children waiting for adoption attended the holiday celebration.

“I am a huge Steelers fan,” mother amon Faulkner said. “For him to be able to have that exposure with a Steeler it’s amazing.”