Peyton Manning once ripped his ‘idiot kicker’ on national television and I don’t recall him apologizing to the Colts’ organization over it. He also ripped his offensive line a couple of times following tough losses and while he apologized to them privately, he did not do so publicly to them or his organization.
Broncos’ legend John Elway used to tear into his receivers on occasion. Jim Kelly of the Bills was never one to hold his tongue either. Tom Brady screams and hollers at players and coaches but he’s just a ‘fiery’ competitor though and never apologizes publicly. Heck, even Philip Rivers barks at his coaches when he disagrees with a play-call or series of calls. Yet how many of these and other ‘franchise’ QBs are forced to apologize to their coaches or teammates or owners for speaking their mind and in many cases, the truth?
Very few if any is your answer. If they do, it’s through a statement from the team or a publicist.
Yet there was Ben Roethlisberger yesterday standing befo...