From Teresa Varley’s One-on-One with #7 today:
Ben Roethlisberger isn’t new to this.
Entering his 16th season, reporting for training camp is routine for him. And each year he brings less with him, knowing he is just here for football.
While three weeks in a dorm room might not excite him, the start of football is a whole other story.
“You know that football is literally right around the corner. Real football,” said Roethlisberger. “As much as you hate being away from your kids and your family and coming here, it’s fun to be around the guys and the fun and laughs and everything camp entails.”
Roethlisberger is looking for the offense to improve when the team hits the field for the first practice of training camp on Friday, and it’s going to take every player on the roster for that to happen.
“We have to go out and do our part individually,” said Roethlisberger. “If we all do our part individually it will make us better as a team.
“Right now, nobody has won a game or lost a game. Last season, records and teams, you can throw it out the window because everything is new this year. We will just give it everything we have and see what happens.”
Roethlisberger, who signed a two-year contract extension this offseason that will keep him in the black and gold through the 2021 season, was happy to hear that Coach Mike Tomlin also signed a contract extension, keeping him in Pittsburgh through the 2021 season.
“It’s great. He is our leader,” said Roethlisberger. “He has been the coach for a long time with this organization. It shows the stability that is the Steelers organization and gives us another year to play hard for him.”
You can read more from Ms. Varley here.