Ben Roethlisberger: What Kind of Leader Is the Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback?

June 30, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Following the departure of wide receiver Hines Ward and defensive end Aaron Smith, the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers will no longer feature any players who played for the team at Three Rivers Stadium.
True, this historic footnote was destined to happen.
But what their departures—along with that of linebacker James Farrior—asks is how team chemistry will be affected.
There is some question as to what chemistry really means to a team.
The 2003 Steelers had a good locker room, were comfortable with one another as teammates and finished 6-10.
Meanwhile, Keyshawn Johnson and Wayne Chrebet couldn’t stand each other when they were with the New York Jets in the late 1990s, but they formed the best wide-receiving combination in the league at the time and led New York to their its division title in 29 years. 
Then again, as any Pittsburgh sports fan can tell you, togetherness and closeness was a key component of the Pirates’ last world champi...

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