Varley: “Roethlisberger likes what he sees”

August 17th, 2017 by

From Teresa Varley,

081717_340The countdown is on until the Steelers wrap things up at Saint Vincent College for another training camp, with the team’s last full practice on Friday afternoon.

It’s a camp which saw growth, development and a whole lot more in many areas, including the offense.

“I saw progress, absolutely,” said Ben Roethlisberger. “We are getting some young guys a lot of work, getting Martavis (Bryant) back, starting to get him working. And getting some of the guys that have been here back in cohesion.”

The return of Bryant, who was cleared by the NFL last week to participate in all preseason activity, including practices and games, is definitely a boost for the offense.

And Roethlisberger likes what he has seen so far.

“A guy that has worked hard in the offseason,” said Roethlisberger. “A guy that looks ready to go. A guy that still understands the offense and picks it up. A guy that is coming along quickly.

“He seems like a guy that cares about taking care of himself and cares about other people. He isn’t about what other people think; it’s about taking care of himself and being a good teammate.”

You can read more here.

How’s this for a Throwback Thursday?

August 17th, 2017 by

August, 2005: Big Ben and The Bus celebrate a second quarter kick returned 100 yards for a touchdown by Ike Tayor in preseason action against the Philadelphia Eagles.

What day is it? C’mon, you can say it!

August 16th, 2017 by

It’s BensDay of course!!


Play of the Day (unquestionably): Ben Roethlisberger with a behind-the-back forward flip to JuJu Smith-Schuster for a goal-line touchdown to start ‘seven shots.’ The entire team wooed after the play, and Roethlisberger gave a shimmy on the way back to the huddle. — Jeremy Fowler,


Happy BensDay, Steeler Nation!

Tune in….

August 14th, 2017 by

this morning:


Ben chats with Cook & Poni on 93.7 The Fan at 11:30 am today.

Did you miss it? No problem! You can read and listen to it here!

and this evening:


Ben sat down with Bob Pompeani today for an interview that will be featured during both the 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm CBS Pittsburgh broadcasts.

Hey, you over there!!!

August 14th, 2017 by

Yes, you!! The one in the Big Ben jersey and the Steelers cap waving a Terrible Towel….



Fan Photo: Billie Jo Yakubik

It’s a Fan Friday!

August 11th, 2017 by

Check out the action from the past week at Steelers training camp:

beach lord kyle @KyleStevenson12
A great day at @steelers training camp! Thanks to @_BigBen7!!

“Thanks so much for the handshake after training camp today, Ben!!! Class act!” — Bill Nudo.

Nathan DeWitt‏ @muffman221
@_BigBen7 thank you from the bottom of my heart for signing this piggy bank for my son today. My mother-in-law said the piggy bank was for grandson and he told her he would be very careful with it! #stairwayto7

Clint H. @clintpghgrapher
Scrapped 2day at @steelers camp, @MySaintVincent. @_BigBen7 dug in 4 well over 30 minutes.

Jerry T. Combs @JayTeeBird
Reppin’ all day, every day! #SteelerNation Please Believe that!

We interrupt these fan photos to bring you a #99 update!

Brett Keisel Fans‏ @brettkeiselfans
Familiar beard spotted at @steelers #trainingcamp! @bkeisel99 @_BigBen7

james cohen @atogre_cohen
Is it wrong of me to be #Jealous of my wife for getting a @_BigBen7 autograph for my daughter? #SNUproud nah!

“Special thanks to you Ben for signing my ‘Salute the Troops’ jersey Friday night at Latrobe Memorial Stadium! Feeling thankful!” — Rich Masilon.

Michael Coates‏ @Coates_Burghfan
Still can’t believe we got @_BigBen7 and @JJames18_ autographs. #SNUproud #HereWeGo

And two lovely ladies stranded deep in Ravens territory who wish they were at Steelers training camp:

Lauren Sikorski‏ @Laur_Sells_Avon
@steelers @_BigBen7 @bkeisel99 @AB84 @DKPghSports My 87yr old gma & I cheering our team on surrounded by Ravens fans.

You can see the latest photos from training camp all in one place right here.

“Young QBs ready to follow Ben’s advice”

August 10th, 2017 by

From Teresa Varley at

081017_340Ben Roethlisberger offered some simple advice to Joshua Dobbs and Bart Houston, who will be the Steelers two quarterbacks on Friday night against the New York Giants in the preseason opener.

“Make sure you throw the ball to our color,” Dobbs said of what Roethlisberger told him. “If we do that, we are up for a good day.”

For Houston, the words were the same.

“Don’t throw it to the other team,” recounted Houston. “Take the shot when you can. That is basically it.”

Dobbs will start at quarterback against the Giants, with Roethlisberger a healthy scratch for the game and Landry Jones sidelined with an injury.

The rookie fifth-round pick is looking forward to the opportunity.

“Everything is elevated,” said Dobbs. “There is a lot more hype. You are playing a different opponent so you are able to go out and show your stuff, execute at a high level. I am excited for the opportunity. My plan is to take advantage of it. Any time you get reps on the field you have to take advantage. You take advantage of each and every one to show your coaches and teammates what you can do.

“I am anxious to compete. I enjoy competing at a high level. Whether it’s a preseason game or in season game, you are playing in the NFL and it’s something I dreamt about for a long time. To be on that stage with the opportunity to compete, I am very thankful for that and ready to go out and compete at a high level. I am ready to go, ready to compete.”

While Dobbs will get the start, Houston will definitely get a good look as well.

“I am very excited,” said Houston. “It’s another chance to get out there and showcase what we can do as a team and offense. We have to keep getting first downs and put the ball across the plane.”

Houston, who signed with the Steelers as a rookie free agent after the draft, said he is feeling more comfortable with the offense and that comes just at the right time.

“I am fitting in well,” said Houston. “Things are starting to click. You get some more reps with the guys, getting to know the wide receivers, their speeds and strength. It’s coming along.”

You can keep up with all things Steelers here!

Police & Fire Agencies: The grant request deadline is approaching fast

August 8th, 2017 by

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation will be distributing grants in the cities and surrounding communities of each regular season away game for the Steelers during the 2017 NFL season including the Cleveland, Chicago, Baltimore, Kansas City, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Houston areas.

Ben is inviting police and fire departments in these eight cities to submit proposals detailing their needs. In addition, the Foundation will continue to make grants to several police and fire department K-9 units in the Pittsburgh area following Super Bowl LII. If the Steelers make the post-season, a grant will also be distributed to a non-NFL market city.

The mission of the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is to support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the United States with a particular emphasis on support for service dogs in Pittsburgh, PA. Roethlisberger and the Foundation also strive to support Make-A-Wish. The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation distributed more than $150,000 in grants to K-9 units around the country during the 2016 NFL season, including $76,000 in the Pittsburgh community. The Foundation has distributed in excess of $1.65 million since 2007.

“We’re very fortunate to be in the position that we are able to help these K-9 units. The work that is performed by the dogs and their handlers as well as the bond that is formed is incredible. We’re just thrilled to do our small part.” — Ben.

Applications and supporting documents must be mailed and postmarked by August 15. Click HERE for all the details on how to apply!


You can support future K-9 grants by purchasing candy on Sarris Candies’ website, (, using a special purchase code (77-7777). Sarris will donate 25 percent of the purchase price to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation.

For more information about the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation or The Giving Back Fund, please contact Jessica Duffaut or visit

A clear case of mistaken identity

August 6th, 2017 by

…at the Steelers #FamilyFest on Sunday night!



The investigation is ongoing in this curious case of impersonation!

Photos: Steelers (you can see all the latest photos here).

Did you miss Ben’s interview?

August 6th, 2017 by

#7 sat down with ESPN‘s Sal Paolantonio this weekend…

Part I: Ben is asked about Le’Veon Bell’s timeline to return, and his chemistry with Martavis Bryant – Roethlisberger weighs in on Bell and Bryant.

Part II: Ben discusses his state of mind going into this season, and the possibility of squaring up against Tom Brady again in the playoffs – Roethlisberger wants to play against Brady because he’s the greatest.


WHAT: Nothing at this time


WHAT: The ProCamps Ben Roethlisberger Youth Fantasy Experience
WHEN: June 18, 2017
WHERE: Steelers Practice Facility, Pittsburgh, PA.
REGISTRATION: Sign up here.


WHAT: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Celebrity Pro-Am
WHEN: July 11, 2017
WHERE: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – Shepard’s Rock Course




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