The Bleacher Report gave Charlie Batch a major shout out in a recent article, saying he played an instrumental role in helping Ben Roethlisberger become a better leader.

The story says, “Roethlisberger called Batch and asked if he could go out for a beer. They met at Quaker Steak & Lube in Pittsburgh and sat at a table in the corner where they wouldn’t be disturbed. He asked Batch how he could become a better leader and teammate. Three hours later, Batch had told him what he learned about relationships in his eight NFL seasons.

“Roethlisberger had recently signed an eight-year, $102 million contract that made him the highest-paid Steeler in history. They talked about how his new paper could affect the way he is perceived in the locker room, and about how Roethlisberger needed to evolve and improve at helping everyone around him.

“That season, Roethlisberger began taking his linemen out to dinner the night before games. It is a tradition that continues to this day.”

Read the full article here.