Despite all the harsh words his former teammate has said about him this offseason Jerome Bettis Jersey , Big Ben hope a friendship with AB "can continue to grow."" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBehind the Steel Curtaina Pittsburgh Steelers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsSteelersOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsFiled under:Latest NewsBen Roethlisberger still considers Antonio Brown ‘a good friend’New,43commentsDespite all the harsh words his former teammate has said about him this offseason, Big Ben hope a friendship with AB “can continue to grow.”still considers Antonio Brown ‘a good friend’Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty ImagesAfter a offseason full of negativity and critical comments about him from the media and some former teammates, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finally broke his silence in an interview with Bob Pompeani of KDKA-TV aired on Monday.Speaking on a range of subjects that included the breakdown in his relationship with Antonio Brown and offering an apology for the damage done by the criticisms he levelled at AB on his radio show, the interview offered very little of any real substance for those hoping for some calirifty about what really happened between the two players. When asked how it felt to have his leadership openly questioned, while Roethlisberger left no doubt that he was offended by the accusations, his response was a rather generic one that failed to address any of the issues raised by former teammates. His definition of what leadership means perhaps not what most would think of if asked to describe what it means to them. Arguably the most surprising part of the interview was his remarks about the current state of his friendship with Brown James Conner Jersey , a response that would seem to suggest that the anger AB feels is not necessarily reciprocated by Roethlisberger.However, in light of the fact that Brown sent out a less than complimentary tweet just moments after the apology part of Roethlisberger's interview had aired during a preview, it appears that the Raiders new wide receiver might not quite feel the same way. It’s been assumed that, if the Steelers trade receiver Antonio Brown, they’ll do so before his $2.5 million roster bonus comes due on March 17. That’s not necessarily the case.In a Wednesday interview with , G.M. Kevin Colbert didn’t rule out paying the bonus and then trading Brown at some point after that.Colbert also suggested that a trade could come closer in time to the draft — or that the team could determine based on what happens in and around the draft to keep Brown. And keeping Brown continues to be an option because Colbert believes that Brown could change his mind about leaving.Brown wants to leave, Colbert believes https://www.thesteelerslockerroom.com/authentic-terrell-edmunds-jersey , because the team didn’t make the playoffs. Putting it another way, Colbert thinks Brown never would have gotten to the point where he wants out but for the frustration and disappointment that comes from not making it to the postseason.Looking back at the way the season ended, the Week 15 win over the Patriots gave the Steelers a lift. But the Week 16 loss to the Saints (coupled with a Week 16 Saturday night Ravens win over the Chargers) changed the vibe dramatically, setting the stage for Brown’s Wednesday walkout and the various events that followed.Of course, there’s a chance the Steelers are simply saying what they have to say in order to get the best possible offer before March 17, with the intent to take the best offer on March 17. Along those lines, Colbert specifically declined to identify the current number of teams that are interested in Brown Womens Terrell Edmunds Jersey , despite acknowledging that they have heard from more teams than last week’s number (three) and pointing out that, based on conversations this week at the Scouting Combine, other teams could become interested.