I know it has been a while since I have done one of these and I apologize to all of you who support me – I guess I have been kinda busy lately. You know, just a few small things have come up in my life. But I am back to give you all as much insight as I can into what has been going on. First of all, I want to thank everybody for their support and I hope you all are enjoying this as much as my teammates and I have been.
I never wanted to play at the expense of someone getting hurt, especially when he is as great of a guy as Tommy is. But I knew I had to be ready when the team needed me, and I am trying my hardest to fill in well for Tommy and just win football games. These games have been a lot of fun (obviously it’s always more fun when you win!) I definitely need to take some time here to thank my teammates for everything they do. They are making my job so much easier, and they really are the ones doing all the hard work.
I keep reminding myself, and I want to remind everyone else, that it has only been a few games and we have a long way to go until we will be satisfied. I know I won’t be satisfied until the Steelers win a Super Bowl!! And even then I will want to win more. One thing I know is that we have a better chance of winning if you the fans keep supporting us the way you have. I have to thank you again!
P.S. I want you all to know that I do get a chance to read the forum section on my site at BR-7.com. I would like to take a minute to answer a few of the questions I have seen on there. First of all, I think I got the name “BIG BEN” from the Hail Mary pass I threw against Akron. The play was called Big Ben, and it actually wasn’t even named after me! That was just what they called it. Anyway, the name just kind of stuck with me after that play…
As for the name “ROWDY” that I seem to be hearing, it is actually “ROTTY,” not Rowdy. That came from high school when one of my teammates said that I was tough like a Rottweiler (which I thought was pretty cool…) so he shortened my last name to Rotty. It stuck with me all the way through college and many of my friends still call me that. I’ll try to answer more questions over time. For now, I have another thing that has come up this weekend that I need to focus on.
Have a great day and GO STEELERS.