Big Ben unhappy with loss of Arians?
Roethlisberger, who is in Honolulu preparing for this weekend's NFL Pro Bowl, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Thursday he plans to meet with Steelers owner Art Rooney II to discuss the future of the franchise.
"When I get back, I'm going to go up to Mr. Rooney's office and ask him what he wants from me, what he wants from this offense, because I think that's a viable question for him," Roethlisberger told the paper.
"He's our owner and our boss, so I really would like to know kind of what he wants and where he sees our offense going because I'd like to tell him where I see us going."
Arians, who had been the Steelers' offensive coordinator since 2007 -- the same year head coach Mike Tomlin took over the team -- was all but fired last week after Rooney opted to allow the 59-year-old coach's contract to expire.
The decision, according to several reports, did not sit well with Roethlisberger who has spent the majority of his eight-year NFL career under Arians.
The two also won a Super Bowl together -- Roethlisberger's second -- in 2008-09.
"We feel like we are really close to being an elite offense," Roethlisberger said. "For your leader to be gone is kind of a shocker, but you've got to be ready for whatever the Rooneys and coach Tomlin decide is our next step."