I'm sorry, but most of the issues with Ben's injuries and him talking about them have stemmed from the post mortem discussions Ben has had. When he told folks about injuries that had not been on the injury report. Has he run his mouth too much in that regard? Yup. Chastising him for attending speaking about a clear injury during a presser set up by the front office? Not so much.
The Steelers are one of, if not the largest brand in football. Our elite starting qb got injured, left the game, and was taken to the hospital for tests. The results of which, the customer (us fans) want to know. Why shouldn't he share that? It doesn't give the opposition any advantage. He's hurt, and its his throwing shoulder. Everyone in the tv viewing audience knew that. Of course the other team does. No different than his prior ankle , first shoulder injury, or foot injuries give any tactical advantage. Him talking about prior injuries no one knew about was him stroking his own feathers. So he's not the nicest person. So what? We've all discussed both the injuries and Ben's personality prior, and we've all agreed he's been a douche prior, and needs to not bring up the phantom injuries that were never reported.
Ben never took shots at Haley. He called the offense for what it is. That quick hit stuff had Ben on pace for his career low in sacks/attempt. The brass did call for Ben getting hit less, and he has. He got a freak injury on a regular drop, not one where he was freelancing and holding the ball too long. The line broke down and Ben got crushed doing exactly what the brass wanted. Was Ben pissed when they capped his golf buddy and off-season neighbor? Absolutely. Was it the right call in hindsight? Absolutely. Before the injury Ben was playing the best season of ball in his NFL career.
Calling a guy who's missed 13 games to injury in 9 professional seasons, behind that line, is laughable. Saying the Rooney's would even think of cutting ties is preposterous. You don't cut one of the 4 elite qbs in the league because he got hurt.
It's clear, you don't like Ben or the Steelers. That's fine. Not sure how this thread adds much value. If he's a drama queen that embellishes, it's certainly a character flaw, but if it emboldens him to deliver like he has, so be it. He certainly isn't now. If he's injury prone in youreyes so be it I'll take a near 70% win %, getting to a sb 38% of his years, and winning 67% of those. Add to that 50% of his seasons end with an AFC champ game, winning 75% of those.
I'm just sayin...
"If that boy billionaire thinks he can shut me up, he should stick his head in a can of paint." Steelers announcer Myron Cope, after Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder sent someone into the broadcast booth during a game to tell Cope to stop referring to his team as the "Wash Redfaces"