Big Ben walks back comments amid backlash

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Ben Roethlisberger does not appear to enjoy being in the headlines for Pittsburgh Steelers training camp in his first year of retirement, though he has few people to blame other than Ben Roethlisberger.

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The longtime Steelers starting quarterback walked back comments he made last week about the younger generation of players

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 complaining they are "coddled" from a young age and not "team-first" like the supposedly superior players of his generation.

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The comments triggered a backlash, including from Roethlisberger's former teammate and current Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward.

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Roethlisberger appeared on the Randy Baumann & the DVE Morning Show on 102.5 FM to address the fallout.

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He conceded that he painted with too broad a brush and said the majority of young Steelers players were actually team-first:

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