Apparently, we started a whole thing when we talked last week about trading Big Ben. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Sunday that Roethlisberger would ask the team to explore a trade this offseason, a report that was swiftly and repeatedly denied by Ben’s agent, Art Rooney II and Big Ben.
Not to be deterred, Rapoport reported the exact same thing Thursday night. I really have no idea what to make of that other than Rapoport is just trolling for the sake of it. But hey, if he can look himself in the mirror and be okay with it, more power to him. (Upside: Mark Madden’s got his back.)
Other Rapsheet nuggets: Tomlin’s safe for 2014, Ryan Clark may not be back (in related news, Ryan Clark’s contract is up at the end of the season — and he’s 34), and the same holds for Troy.
Anyway, we talk a lot about this, look back at the Bills game and discuss the Steelers’ chances against the Lions. Sneak preview: Those chances are not good.
Alrighty, talking starts promptly…