All of the Dr. Phil’s of NFL have been dissecting the situation between wide receiver Martavis Bryant and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for about a year. Of course, the two have added their own fuel to the fire. However, now all of the distrust and relationship questioning should be put to bed. The two had their long “talk” that everyone has been desperately waiting for.
Martavis Bryant, Ben Roethlisberger have their much anticipated “talk”
The situation goes all the way back to last season when Bryant was suspended for an entire season due to the failure of multiple drug tests. Roethlisberger mentioned through the media that Bryant has not always been completely honest with him.
Then, as Bryant has been slowly going through the reinstatement process, he had taken to the media to express his displeasure with Roethlisberger. Bryant mentioned that he did not agree with the way in which Roethlisberger called him out last season. He added that the two needed to have man-to-man talk to squash this beef and move forward.
Now, the two have finally reported to the media that they have had their talk and that everything is great between the two moving forward. Roethlisberger even went to bat for Bryant, questioning why the league has yet to reinstate the superstar talent.
Overall, this is good news for a small story that had been blown out of proportion. Roethlisberger was not going to avoid targeting Bryant because of this. Bryant was not going to drop passes from Roethlisberger either. However, chemistry and trust do matter in football.
It is a team game and all 53 men in the locker room carry some weight with them moving forward. The Steelers are a team with Super Bowl aspirations, so if Bryant and Roethlisberger entered the season without any sort of working relationship or trust, it could be the small hiccup between a Super Bowl run and a playoff exit.
Now, it is time to see Bryant get fully reinstated and get on the practice field.