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SportRoethlisberger says he lacked leadership in 2018

05:05  22 may  2019
05:05  22 may  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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"I lacked in leadership ," he told reporters at organized. A frayed relationship between Roethlisberger and Brown led the latter to request a trade after the 2018 campaign. Roethlisberger said he tried to mend fences with Brown but wasn't able to connect with him .

"I lacked in leadership ," Roethlisberger said after the team's first organized team activities session Tuesday. Roethlisberger , 37, said because leadership challenges change every year with new locker room personalities, he plans to get to know his teammates on and off the field.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he failed to live up to his responsibilities in 2018 as team captain.

"I lacked in leadership," he told reporters at organized team activities, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. "Because that's my job as the leader of this team, to get us to the playoffs. I'm gonna need to focus and refocus my energy and time on, how can I be a better leader to get us back to the playoffs?"

The admission came a day after Roethlisberger publicly apologized to former Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown for using the media to criticize him during the season.

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"I lacked in leadership ," he told reporters at organized team activities, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. A frayed relationship between Roethlisberger and Brown led the latter to request a trade after the 2018 campaign. Roethlisberger said he tried to mend fences with Brown but wasn't able to

As the Pittsburgh Steelers' 2019 organized team activities got underway on Tuesday, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger pinned the team's 2018 struggles on himself. "I lacked in leadership ," Roethlisberger told reporters. The comments came a day after Roethlisberger told Pittsburgh'.

A frayed relationship between Roethlisberger and Brown led the latter to request a trade after the 2018 campaign. Roethlisberger said he tried to mend fences with Brown but wasn't able to connect with him.

"It was hard to process it, because I never knew anything," he said of the wideout's exit. "Last time we spoke was on Thursday before the last game. We hugged. We had a great talk. Everything was good. I knew nothing. So, it was hard for me to know anything. Then I heard from a third party there were issues. I reached out to him many times, sent him texts, sent him calls - this is all before the season was over. Never heard back. So I could never really find out what was going on.

"For me, that's why it was so confusing. I didn't know where it came from. ... I never really saw any of it coming. I would have loved to have had the chance to talk to him. That's why I said yesterday, whatever I did to offend him, I apologize for it. I tried to do that in person, talk to him. He wouldn't allow me to."

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger admits he came up short in a leadership role last season. Source of shared Link by jessicaolmuf.

Share. Tweet. Email. Ben Roethlisberger 's body language strongly suggested he 'd have stood there all day. He 'd just come off the field at the Rooney Complex Tuesday afternoon, following the Steelers' first open session of OTAs, his expression light, his chin up

Roethlisberger led the league in passing last year, but the mercurial Steelers went 9-6-1 and missed the postseason for the first time since 2013. Pittsburgh suffered from internal discord throughout the season, with Roethlisberger, Brown, and Le'Veon Bell all drawing attention to themselves for various reasons.

In an attempt to develop a tighter-knit locker room in 2019, Roethlisberger noted he's making a greater effort to get to know his teammates, recently taking a group his lake house.

"You just have to focus on the guys that are here and make sure they are good," he said. "Everyone I've talked to is good with me. ... We've been attacked from all angles this year, this offseason. We just need to stick together and have each other's backs."

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