James Harrison defends Ben Roethlisberger’s leadership credentials
Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has never shied away from talking about his former teammates and coaches, sometimes critically. So it’s worth noting when he’s rather diplomatic about things.
That was his reaction to chatter about Ben Roethlisberger as a leader, with Harrison saying Monday that he found the quarterback to be “a good teammate and a good leader.”
This was James Harrison comment on Ben Roethlisberger from @TheHerd show today— "The people that are saying he's a bad teammate, that's their truth. For me, I think Ben is a good teammate and a good leader."
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) March 25, 2019
If this seems diplomatic toward all sides, it’s probably because it is. Harrison defended Antonio Brown, too, and Brown has been very critical of Roethlisberger’s leadership. Harrison has a problem with coach Mike Tomlin, but it doesn’t appear to extend to his former teammates, even those who are at odds.