I hesitate to include this because, in all reality, Ben Roethlisberger is an employee of the Pittsburgh Steelers. A favorite employee to be sure, but still an employee. He will do as he's instructed by the Rooneys, coach Tomlin and Todd Haley. He's always been a good soldier despite some loose lips.
But, attitude can determine performance, and the last thing the team can afford is a slightly unhappy quarterback calling the signals.
While I think that Ben Roethlisberger will find success even sweeter if he only throws 25 passes a game instead of 35 or 40, I know he likes being the guy who pulls the trigger on every play. That's not bad and I like him better for it because it means he is a good leader.
Too much has been made of his comments. He's tried to downplay them, but the press loves a good controversy.
If Roethlisberger is truly unhappy, it could create issues. Todd Haley isn't known for his genteel personality. If it's just hot air and some early jitters, then things will simply iron themselves out. Right now, it is certainly much ado about nothing.