As you probably know Ben Roethlisberger had a procedure done oh his right knee on Wednesday of last week, June 5. Today the Steelers opened mandatory minicamp where all players including Ben Roethlisberger attended (minus Markus Wheaton due to college graduation).
When practice came to a close today, Roethlisberger talked to the media about about the new terminology of the Steelers’ offense. It seems to me that Roethlisberger seems very happy with the happenings between him and his offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
“It’s more than just me,” Roethlisberger said. “I think it’s everybody. But just the simple fact of him coming to me and asking, ‘What do you think about this?’ and kind of changing the names of things that make more sense to all of us. I usually talk to a lot of the guys and ask tight ends or wide receivers, ‘Does this hit you? Does this make sense to you when we call it this?’ If it doesn’t then we’ll go try to change it because we want everything to make as much sense as possible.”
Roethlisberger went on to say:
“Certain things, when Todd came in, it was the exact same play we’ve had for the last couple of years but it was called something completely different. It was just hard for us to make sense of something completely new so we’ve gone back to what’s familiar to a lot of guys. Some things, obviously, we kept the same. But we’ve moved some terminology around just to make it simpler for a lot of the young guys and even some of us old guys.”
Due to the knee surgery, Roethlisberger will not be participating in minicamp but enlightens us that he has been off of crutches for a few days and he will be ready for training camp, which will take place on July 26.
“It feels great,” Roethlisberger said. “I saw Doc Bradley (Steelers orthopedist Dr. James) this morning. He was pleasantly surprised with the range of motion and
where we’re at and the swelling. It feels great. I’m off crutches for a couple days now and moving around good.”