PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger checks in with Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan’s Vinnie & Cook for an update on the team during its Organized Team Activities.
Roethlisberger updates some of the differences he has already noticed in offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s schemes.
“I think last year it was new for all of us, so it was Todd’s offense that he brought to us,” Roethlisberger said. “This year, I would say it’s more ‘our’ offense. We’ve added things, we’ve deleted things, we’ve all kind of put in our input, players and coaches. Todd’s open to change, and the things we need to improve on to be the best we can be, I feel we’ve done a good job of improving on.”
As the team around him gets younger, Roethlisberger reports that he is embracing more of a leadership role in the Steelers’ locker room.
“I’m enjoying the opportunity to be a different kind of leader than I’ve been the last couple of years. I pulled aside a couple of young guys today, said a few things to them, and I really felt like it resonated with them,” Roethlisberger said. “To see these guys look at you and have an almost fatherly look towards you–man I’m really old!–It’s fun.”
Roethlisberger reacts to not having Charlie Batch in the quarterback room anymore, wishes ex-teammate Max Starks well in San Diego, and has an encouraging update on injured tight end Heath Miller’s rehab process.