Big Ben Feelings Were Hurt Over Sanders Says Peyton Was Better Leader
Emmanuel Sanders said that Peyton Manning was a better leader than Ben Roethlisberger. It was a pretty cut and dry statement, he has been around both QBs, so he is entitled to his opinion.
Ben didn’t take it too well according to PFT.
“Whether he meant it or not, it hurt in a sense that I tried so hard to keep him here last year and was always supporting him. When he was down in practice, I always talked to him. When he had a baby, I was trying to help him,” Roethlisberger said.
Roethlisberger also wonders why Sanders hasn’t called him to talk about it.
“He’s going to say whatever he can about the quarterback he is with,” Roethlisberger said. “I was more disappointed he didn’t reach out to me. I know he told some other guys: ‘You know I love Ben, I didn’t mean it like that.’ I wish he would have reached out to me and just say that and I would have been fine with it.”
Some people are going to call Big Ben a Big Baby, but he sounds like someone who did go out of his way to befriend someone who just stabbed him in the back.
Sanders could have formulated his thoughts on Peyton without throwing Ben under the bus, that is what you would expect from your friends and that is probably why Ben is hurt.