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Ben Roethlisberger Sounds Really Happy to Be Far Away From Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 30: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on in the first quarter during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on December 30, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Since the end of the 2018 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been fighting to bounce back from complete disarray. Just a few months into the offseason, they had already lost two of their biggest stars. With Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell out of town, it was thought that the Steelers would just be left picking up the pieces.

However, it sounds as though the Steelers are doing just fine without AB and Le'Veon. Most importantly, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was at the center of most of the team's drama, seems like he's feeling a whole lot better now that the polarizing par is no longer in Pittsburgh.

With Brown and Bell gone, Roethlisberger claims the Steelers have returned to "normalcy." During the entire Brown-Bell saga, Big Ben was at the center of much of the heat getting aired out by his now-former teammates.

Today, with young Pittsburgh offensive stars like JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner to rely on, Roethlisberger seems to be at ease with the state of the team at long last.

The Steelers are going to look much different once the 2019 season rolls around. Whether or not the departures of Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell will benefit Pittsburgh and their veteran quarterback in terms of winning and losing remains an unanswered question for now. But in any case, Ben Roethlisberger is much happier now that the drama is over and the team feels whole once again.