Steelers Ben Roethlisberger Focused on Leadership in Wake of Antonio Brown Flap Published 1 month ago on May 21, 2019 By Alan Saunders 2shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment EmailPITTSBURGH — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has faced a torrent of public criticism since the end of the 2018 season for, among other things, his leadership style and his relationship with former wide receiver Antonio Brown. Brown has been critical of Roethlisberger since he left the team, saying that Roethlisberger had an “owner mentality” and felt that the relationship between the two could have been better. “I would’ve liked for me and Ben to be cool. I thought we was cool,” Brown said to ESPN over the offseason. “When I think, I been to his house one time, he’s been to my house one time. We don’t work out in the offseason. It’s like, yo, if we really want to win, you think that’s winning? That’s not winning, that’s not winning culture.” In an interview with KDKA on Monday, Roethlisberger apologized for criticizing Brown publicly last season. He said on Tuesday that he needs to be a better leader. “When you’re talking leadership, you’re talking relationships,” he said. “In this sport, relationships change on a yearly basis because guys are here and gone. So you have to do your best to try and realize what it takes for each guy to develop the best relationship that you can.” Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Part of that has been done off the field, as Roethlisberger restarted a tradition of taking the skill position players out on his boat in the spring. Part of it involves being more present at OTAs this year, which Roethlisberger says he plans on doing. “I think that’s part of what last weekend was,” he said. “Some of the guys getting together. A lot of people think it’s just about football and understanding the depth and how to throw to a guy, but sometimes you have to understand the person, too. When you can understand the person, you can understand how the like certain passes and how to have fun together.” But the biggest part of it, at least according to Roethlisberger, is to get the team back to its winning ways. “When it comes to leadership and things like that, we didn’t make the playoffs last year,” he said “We didn’t win our division. I lacked in leadership, because that’s my job as the leader of this team: to get us to the playoffs. So, I’m going to need to focus and re-focus my energy and time on ‘How can I be a better leader to get us back to the playoffs?’” 2shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment Email Related Topics:Antonio BrownBen RoethlisbergerfeaturedPittsburgh SteelersSteelers Up Next Cam Heyward: Steelers Drama Caused By ‘The Few, Not The Many’ Don't Miss Sights and Sounds from Steelers OTA No. 1 Alan Saunders Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Steelers to Announce 2019 Hall of Honor at St. Vincent College on July 27 Exclusive with Steelers Youth Football Coordinator Joe Lofton Exclusive with Former Steeler Jason Chery Steelers WR Diontae Johnson Talks Unique Style, Rookie Expectations Steelers DC Keith Butler Putting Emphasis on Situational Football Mic Drop: Who Will Lead Future of Steelers? Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers10 mins ago Steelers to Announce 2019 Hall of Honor at St. Vincent College on July 27 Steelers Interviews1 day ago Exclusive with Steelers Youth Football Coordinator Joe Lofton Steelers Interviews3 days ago Exclusive with Former Steeler Jason Chery Steelers Interviews5 days ago Steelers WR Diontae Johnson Talks Unique Style, Rookie Expectations Analysis6 days ago Steelers DC Keith Butler Putting Emphasis on Situational Football Steelers Interviews5 days ago Steelers WR Diontae Johnson Talks Unique Style, Rookie Expectations Steelers7 days ago James Conner Stars In New Adidas Ad, But Remains a Reluctant Star Steelers Interviews3 days ago Exclusive with Former Steeler Jason Chery Steelers7 days ago Steelers to Host Family Fest Practice at Heinz Field on Aug 4 Analysis6 days ago Steelers DC Keith Butler Putting Emphasis on Situational Football Steelers Talk6 days ago Mic Drop: Who Will Lead Future of Steelers? Steelers2 weeks ago Sights and Sounds from Steelers Minicamp, Day 3 Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Business Attitude with Steelers, Secondary a Key Steelers2 weeks ago Sights and Sounds from Steelers Minicamp, Day 2 Steelers2 weeks ago Sights and Sounds from Steelers Minicamp, Day 1 Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!