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Ben Roethlisberger Does Not Sound Happy About Pittsburgh Drafting Mason Rudolph

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Whooooooooooooo boy, the battle for QB2 in Pittsburgh just got fun. Following his seemingly innocuous comments that he’s going to play for three to five more years in lieu of Mason Rudolph potentially taking over, Ben Roethlisberger made some far more explosive comments on Friday about No. 2.

“Maybe in the third round, you know you can get some really good football players that can help this team now,” Roethlisberger said on a Pittsburgh radio show, according to Behind the Steel Curtain.

We’re just getting started, too.

“Nothing against Mason, think he’s a great football player. I don’t know him personally, but I’m sure he’s a great kid. Umm I just don’t know how backing up or being a third … well who knows where he’s going to fall on the depth chart, helps us win now, but you know that’s not my decision to make that’s on the coaches and the GM and all those kind of things. If they think he can help our team, umm so be it, but I was a little surprised.”

There’s more!

“Those two guys are who I feel the worst for,” Roethlisberger said about backups Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs. “I’ll be honest, I wasn’t worried about (Rudolph) coming and taking my job. I feel confident that I can go out and beat whoever I need to beat out for my job. … I do feel bad for those guys.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen. I assume Landry’s still the two, I don’t really know. And Josh, same thing. Last year you take him in the fourth round, so does that mean the Steelers screwed up in that pick? Like do they think that he wasn’t the one that they thought, or has he not developed the way they thought? Why else would you take a quarterback in the third round the next year?”

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The strangest part came in his reaction to what Rudolph said about coming in to learn behind Big Ben. “It’s not Ben’s job to teach me anything,” Rudolph told reporters. “It’s my job to learn.”

That’s a VERY innocent quote that Big Benny VERY much took the wrong way.

“I don’t think I’ll need to (help him) if he said he doesn’t need me,” Roethlisberger added. “So if he asks me any questions I might have to point to the playbook, ya know.”

Welcome to one of the NFL’s most stable franchises, Mason!

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